Hand-painted tealight holders

I’ve been redecorating, and I brought home lots of tester pots from Homebase to help me decide on the various colour schemes for each room. There’s quite a bit of paint in these little pots, and I’d never just chuck them out because there’s always something that needs brightening up with a bit of colour. I bought some unglazed ceramic tealight holders from Hobbycraft for three quid and spent three happy evenings painting them by hand. The paint dries quite quickly, which makes it all much easier: you can handle the tealight holder without worrying about smudges, and if you should make a bodge or two, you can go back and correct it without having to wait too long. The Crown paints were on the runny side and I preferred the Dulux, but to be fair, these tester pot paints aren’t meant for this sort of thing. I used them because I don’t like wasting paint.

Pics below (click on the images to enlarge), and just in case anyone wants to know, the colours are: Mulberry Burst and Heather Climb by Dulux (the purples); Chatterbox and Scrumptious by Crown (the pinks).

  5 comments for “Hand-painted tealight holders

  1. November 20, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Cool pots!

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  2. November 20, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    These are so nice how do you make them

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    • November 20, 2016 at 4:45 pm

      Hi Ruby – glad you like the pots – I buy blank ceramic objects from Hobbycraft and paint them. I just improvise the pattern. Once painted, a layer of varnish makes the pot nice and shiny.

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