Wednesday, December 1, 2010
We were putting up the Christmas Candles in the windows. I absolutely love the look of them from the outside of the home, its soo glowing and warm and inviting! On the inside they give the rooms such a nice glow, like they were lit from within. Cheesy....yeah, but I still love it all the same!! :)
u know it doesn't look good anymore!), they tend to turn yellow and icky!
But I have a solution, spray paint. Get gold, silver, green, or red, spray paint for plastic surfaces. Non-plastic ones will work, but after a while the paint will scratch off, causing you to reapply the paint. So buy the right kind, I speak from experience.
Another option if you want them to look more fancy, is to buy fancy bulbs! I know easy solution, but how many of you have thought of it. They are hard to find but man, do they give off a different light then the normal ones. Its a softer more dimensional light, and they look pretty!
An issue that we had, was that we have pets, one dog and two cats, and at some Christmas two nephews. These candles are very light, and the slightest of touch they can be knocked over, breaking the bulb, hence we are no out of the fancy, pretty bulbs :(. My Dad thought of a great solution to make the base heavier.
Option 1. You could spray paint a wooden base the same color (or an opposing one) as the candle, then hot glue the candle to the base. This not only gives you more height but also a more sturdy base.
Option 2. The bases of these are hollow, soo they can be filled. We filled them with some cement, now its not hard at all to do, you get the small bag and just add water. You want the consistency of pancake batter, or a thick milkshake. You will have to set up some sort of drying system to the cement can set properly. And just ensure that the bottom is smooth to you don't have cement bits scraping your window sills.
I hope that this have given you some ideas on how to spruce up some older Christmas decorations!
So for under $10 you can have good as new, and expensive looking candles to place in your windows for the Holiday Season.