Tin Man Candle Holder

This is the third tutorial for the Halloween Candle Holder Centerpiece.

Halloween Mod Podge Candle Holders

Today I’ll be showing you how to make the Tin Man Candle Holder.  It’s a little more involved that the previous tutorials, but it really is easy to make & is my favorite.

Tin Man Candle Holder

 The first things that you’ll need are Krylon Looking Glass paint, a spray bottle filled with half white vinegar & half water, and a Dollar Tree glass candle bowl.

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You’ll also need some silver paint & a funnel.

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The first thing is to lightly spray the inside of the bowl with the 50/50 water & vinegar mixture.

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While the bowl is wet, spray the Krylon Looking Glass paint on the inside of the bowl, on top of the vinegar/water.  The vinegar/water mixture keeps the paint from sticking completely to the bowl, giving it a mercury glass look.  This will also help the candle light to show through.

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Swirl the excess paint around the inside of the bowl to coat.

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Turn the bowl upside down on some paper towels to drain.  When most of the paint has drained and slightly dried, lightly dab the inside of the bowl with a paper towel to remove the water/vinegar.

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Turn it right side up and let it dry.  This will vary by the temperature of the area that it’s drying.  I waited a few hours because it was chilly outside, and there are a lot of fumes with this paint.  Then I added more coats until it had a mirror finish.  I did 4 coats of paint.

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I found these funnels at Walmart.  The smaller one fit the bowl perfectly.  I also got a paint spray grip to use the silver paint, because it’s easier on the hands when painting a lot.  I gave the funnel 2 coats of the silver paint.

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After all of the paint had dried, I started on the face.  For this I used Chrome Duck Tape, a makeup sponge & 3/4″ wiggle eyes.

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I started to cut down the makeup sponge until I liked the fit on the bowl.

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I laid the sponge on the sticky side of the Duck Tape, leaving enough room to cover the sponge.

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Then I clipped the Duck Tape and started to enclose the makeup sponge with the Duck Tape.  There was a little space left over that I covered with a small piece of Duck Tape.  Covering the back was mainly to protect the sponge when it gets glued to the bowl.

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I placed the funnel on the top of the bowl to judge where I wanted the nose to go.  Once I was happy with its placement, I glued it on to the bowl with hot glue.

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Then I used hot glue to glue on the wiggle eyes.

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At this point, I felt something was missing.  So I cut down a black pipe cleaner and bent it into a smile.   I hot glued that just under the nose.

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Add a battery operated candle.  (the funnel is plastic, so I couldn’t use a candle)

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Put his ‘hat’ back on, and he’s done!

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I love the way the light shows through the paint.

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To give him some height, I glued a glass Dollar Tree candle holder to the bottom of the Tin Man.

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I just love the way he turned out.  This is by far my favorite so far.

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I hope you’ll give him a try.

Tomorrow I’ll be showing the last and easiest candle holder in the series.

Ghost Candle Holders.

Ghost Candle Holders

Happy Creating everyone!