Blue Marbling Candle + Holder

Sometimes you have to take crazy design risks.  Sometimes you make a stop at the Dollar store and buy three shades of BLUE nail polish, a few white candles and some glass candle holders.  And sometimes it turns out smurfy blue terrific.  Today, I am sharing my Blue Marbling Candle + Holder.

Blue Marbling Candle Holder, Delineateyourdwelling.com

 

Supplies:
(all supplies from the Dollar Store)
Two glass candle holders
Two white candle tapers
Three shades of Blue Nail Polish
White Spray Paint
Tin Baking Pans (small one for holders and big one for candles)

 

Blue Marbling Candle Holder supplies

Everyone already probably knows how to do this technique so I didn’t take a ton of photos of the process.

You pour water into your tin and quickly pour in the nail polish.  With a few fast dips, your items will be marbleized.

Note: I spray painted my glass candle holders white AND THEN marbled them.

Set all wet items aside to dry!

Blue Marbling Candle Holder steps
I wanted a very monochrome “marble” look and I’m really happy with the outcome.

Blue Marble Candle holder, Delineateyourdwelling.com

Blue Marbling Candle Holder zoom

Blue Marbling Candle

Marbling Candle Holder
So what do you think?  Smurfy-rific or modern and on trend?  You can be honest on this one… it’s definitely a little smurfy in my mind.

If you liked this marble project, check out a few of the other marble ideas I’ve done:

Handpainted Marble Wall Box
Handpainted Marble Box, Delineateyourdwelling.com

DIY Marble Room Diffuser
DIY Marbled Room Diffuser

Marbled Party Cups
Marbled Party Cups, Delineateyourdwelling.com

37 thoughts on “Blue Marbling Candle + Holder

  1. These look great! My only concern is that they’ll catch fire since nail polish is flammable. Have you burned them yet? Did you have any problems? Thanks 🙂

    1. Thanks Julia! I think these are more decorative than actually fire worthy… I’d be afraid they’d burst into flames. =)

  2. Thanks again for linking this project up this week. I wanted to pop in and tell you that I’ve chosen it as one of my top 5 this week! You’ve been featured on my FB page as well as this week’s Share The Wealth Sunday, which is now live. Feel free to come check it out and I’d love for you to link up more of your fabulous projects!

    xoxo
    Lisa

  3. I’m dropping by from the link party on Maybe She Made it. I love how the candles and holders turned out!! Not Smurfy at all. Definitely a modern trend! They turned out gorgeous.

    I’m trying to grow my own link party. I invite you to participate and share this (and 2-3 other ideas). It starts tomorrow and goes through Friday. I think my readers would really love your idea. You can find my party at Grandma Ideas http://grandmaideas.com.

    All the best,
    Nina

  4. I think it’s adorable. Great call dipping both the candle and the holder. I personally wouldn’t use them, but that’s only because I have an irrational fear of color in my home. I’m working on it 😉 This would be a great craft for tween girls – don’t they all love candles?!?!

    1. Great question, Eva. I would probably recommend to try this technique with decorative candles… not ones you plan to burn.

    1. Jo, you just fill the water so your item can be fully submerged. And there are no exact measurements for the nail polish… I just did 5-8 drops of each color. They sort of spread out over the water.

  5. It still blows my mind that this technique exists and that the results are so cool! I love how you did both the candles and the candle holders – there’s just something about how the pattern continues up the candles that makes it look SO cool!

    1. Aw, thank you! I did this project like a month ago… but still can’t quite decide if I like it or not. I was so scared to post it!

  6. Awesome Amy. Only the heart wouldn’t permit to burn those candles:-) . Incidentally I have two Ikea Planters marbled in blue shades too. I love that “this color choice” I have in common with you .

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