The Flash Candle Holders (made from clay pots)
-(1) 4″ Clay Flower Pot – At my craft store for $1.25
-(1) 2 1/2″ Clay Flower Pot – At my craft store for $1
-(1) 1 1/2″ Clay Flower Pot- At my craft store for .59
-(2) 3″ Clay Flower Pot Saucer- At my craft store for .79
-(1) 4″ Clay Flower Pot Saucer- At my craft store for .89
-Red Acrylic Paint
-White Acrylic Paint
-Black Acrylic Paint
-Yellow Acrylic Paint
-(1) Piece of printer paper
-Paint Brushes – you need at least one with a fine tip, I also used one with a larger tip for cutting in around the art.
-Glue (I am using a super glue that – glues all surfaces)
1. Paint all the pots and saucers white. I did 1 coat, let it dry for an hour. Once it was dry to the touch (no paint comes off when I touched it) I painted a second coat of white. This is so the colored paint will look better and you won’t see the terra-cotta color through the lighter colors – such as white and yellow. Then I let the white dry over night.
2. Next I drew out the flash symbol. You can print one out on your printer, however I am out of printer ink, so I brought the design up on my computer monitor put the paper over the monitor and LIGHTLY traced the symbol onto the paper. Then once I had a light design, I set it on my desk and traced it darker. * Disclaimer: DO NOT push hard on your computer monitor – you could ruin it.*
3. Next I cut out the circle with the lightning bolt. I then laid it on the pot I wanted to have the design (the 4″ pot)and traced the outside on the pot with a pencil (lightly, but dark enough to see it. Once the outer part was traced I cut the lightning bolt out and laid it on the pot where the lightning bolt would go, and traced it on the pot. Now, you will have a white pot with a pencil drawing of the Flash symbol on the front.
4. Next I started painting. I used a foam brush to do all the big area painting and used brushes on the smaller places. I painted (1) 3″ clay saucer red and (1) 3″ and (1) 4″ clay saucer yellow.These took about 3 coats. I painted the first coat, then waited an hour (until it was dry to the touch) then I painted the second coat and let it dry over night. I painted the third coat the next day.
The 1 1/2″ pot I painted the main “body” and bottom yellow – Three coats. After the second coat of yellow once it was dry to the touch I painted the lip part red, 2 coats. Then I let it dry over night and did the other coat of yellow and red the next day.
The 2 1/2″ pot I painted the main “body” and bottom red – Three coats. After the second coat of red once it was dry to the touch I painted the lip part yellow, 2 coats. Then I let it dry over night and did the other coat of yellow and red the next day.
The 4″ pot was the tricky one. You have to “cut in” around the design while painting the “body” and bottom red. I took a paint brush and carefully painted the red around the logo. this area will take more coats because you can’t glob the paint there. I think I did around 5 coats to even it out. I used a foam brush on the larger area. The larger area took 3 coats. I painted the whole thing red instead of painting the lip a different color. 1 then wait an hour, then another, then wait over night. The next day I painted the third coat of red. Once that was dry to the touch I started the details of the Flash symbol. First I painted the lightning bolt yellow. This took 3 coats, but because it was a smaller area there was less dry time….about 30 minutes between coats. Once the last coat of yellow in the lightning bolt was dry I did the white circle. That only took 2 coats since the pot was painted white to begin with. After the white dried then I came behind with the tiniest brush I had (which wasn’t small enough) and traced the outside of the circle and lightning bolt. this (Thank goodness) only took one coat. I do not have the steadiest hands, so after the black dried I went back with red white and yellow paint and cleaned up the black line as best I could. This took 2 go arounds, with a 30 minute dry time in between.
5. Now Glue. I glued the bottom of each pot on to the bottom of each saucer. I pared up the 4″ pot and saucer. The 2 1/2″ Pot and 3″ yellow saucer and the 1 1/2″ pot with 3″ red saucer. My glue had specific instructions, I just followed the instruction and the dry time instructions.
7. If you want you can buy some glaze or spray on glaze coating to protect them a bit more and give them a shinier look. I opted out of that.
6. Once the glue dries put some candles on top and enjoy your very own Flash candle holders. Get some nicer candles then I have…I just grabbed what was sitting around. Some candles in a cordinating color would be fun!
I hope you enjoyed this weeks craft. If you have any suggestions on easier methods or would like to share your experience please leave a comment. I would also love to see any finished Flash candle holders! Or any candle holders you make. And as always if you have any requests for future crafts let me know!Pin It