DIY Painted Votive Project

by Erika Woelfel

You don’t always have to repaint an entire room to change its look and feel. Sometimes, even the smallest projects can make a big difference. Today we’re going to show you how adding a little paint to votives can give your space the pop of color you’re looking for.


What You’ll Need:

BEHR paint (sample size or leftover gallon). We used Seared Gray T15-2 and Mocha Foam T15-17

Assortment of small paintbrushes

Bowl or container

Wax paper

Glass votives

Tea lights

Paper towels




1 Take paint and pour into containers.


2 Dip votive into paint, coating just the bottom half, and slowly remove. Brush off excess paint from bottom and place on wax paper, picking up and setting down several times to remove excess paint. Leave on wax paper to dry.


3 Take another votive and use small paintbrush to create a design on the inside and/or outside of the glass.


4 Repeat as often as desired.


5 Once dry, place tea lights in votives and enjoy!


If you’re anything like me, you’ve got at least one place in your house that would be a perfect spot for a few candles. Rather than paying a premium for decorative candle holders, pick up some plain glass votives and decorate them yourself!


Colorfully Yours,



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