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AirBrainz Airbrushed Candy Corn Lights

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    • Ribbon
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    • mouthwash bottles
    • dremel rotary tool
    • cereal box
    • battery powered flicker lights
lead-image After airbrushing Before

Created for Testors by Stefanie Gerard of Craft Gossip Blog (



Step 1
Empty the mouthwash out of the mouthwash bottles. Clean off the label.


Step 2
Protect your workspace with newspaper or plastic. To assemble the airbrush, attach the clip-cap lid with the tube directly to the ¼-oz paint bottles, then slide it directly onto the front of the airbrush.

Attach the black plastic propellant hose to the airbrush. Attach the other end of the tube to the Powerairpod mini compressor.


Step 3
Place the clear plastic glasses, upside down, over the solar light sticks. (If desired, wrap a drinking glass in paper, place it upside down, fit an extra clear plastic glass over the protected glass and practice spraying.) Press the lever on the top of the airbrush to begin painting, while moving in a sweeping motion. To change colors, just remove the clip-cap and paint bottle and slide a new bottle onto the airbrush.


Step 4
Spray the white paint on the top 1/3 of the mouthwash bottles. Spray the yellow paint on the bottom 1/3 of the mouthwash bottles. Spray the orange paint on the middle 1/3 of the mouthwash bottles. (Paint with the lightest color first and end with the darkest, so any overspray will be covered)


Step 5
Use a fine-line Sharpie to trace the shape of the flicker light base, on the bottom of the mouthwash bottles.


Step 6
Cut holes on the bottom of the mouthwash bottles, using a Dremel rotary drill or preferred cutting tool. 


Step 7
Trace the shape of the bottom of the mouthwash bottles, on the cardboard from an empty cereal box. Cut out the shapes. Use glue dots to attach the flicker lights to the center of each cardboard piece. Place the candy corn bottles over the flicker lights. Use glue dots to adhere, if desired.


Step 8
Attach to candle sticks by placing glue dots on the bottom of the cardboard.


Step 9
Tie black ribbon around the neck of each bottle.