If you're searching for the perfect "sweet sixteen" gift for a teenager that has everything, hand-decorate a candle holder as a thoughtful touch. The teenager will appreciate the personalized gift, which she can use to decorate her bedroom and hold her favorite candles. Use a variety of craft items to customize the candle holder in a way that reflects the 16-year-old's personality and interests. The gift recipient can keep the handmade candle holder as a memento for years to come.
Things You'll Need
- Clear glass candle holder
- Acrylic craft paints
- Flat-backed gems and beads
- Hot glue gun
- Scented votives
Use acrylic craft paint, a small paintbrush and letter-shaped stencils to write "Sweet Sixteen" on a clear glass candle holder. Choose paint hues, such as pink or blue, that reflect the teenager's favorite colors. Pick gold or silver glitter paint for a touch of glamor. Allow the paint to thoroughly dry according to manufacturer recommendations.
Enhance the candle holder with hand-painted designs using whimsical stencils and more acrylic craft paint. Choose designs, such as musical notes or ballet slippers, that celebrate the recipient's interests.
Embellish the candle holder with small craft items. Pick up a flat-backed gem or bead with tweezers and place a dab of hot glue on the back of it. Press the embellishment onto the candle holder to create a secure hold. Apply the gems or beads around the candle holder's bottom and rim for a decorative look, or incorporate them as part of your stenciled painted design.
Place a votive in the candle holder to complete the gift. Choose a candle featuring the teenager's preferred scent, such as rose or vanilla.
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