A Festive Candle Holder – An Annie Sloan Christmas Step By step

Christmas is my favourite time of year and I’ve always been lucky enough to have jobs that mean Christmas is a topic all year round. It’s not often I share work created from my day job but frankly, these photos are so beautiful that I can’t not share. This Annie Sloan Christmas step by step will help you create the festive gilded candle holder which you see on the table in the image below. Quick, easy and the ideal item for your festive table. I’ve made one myself so you can hold me to that! It’s not even that I am biased because I work for Annie Sloan, I merely just know a good product when I see one. There’s so much you can create and they’re great products for someone as impatient as me. Quick drying time and easy to use – perfect.

Annie Sloan Christmas Step By Step - Photographer: Christopher Drake

Annie Sloan Christmas Step By Step – Photographer: Christopher Drake

You will need:

Some masking tape, a glass bottle, small flat brush, lint free cloths, Bright Gold and Warm Gold Gilding Wax, Clear Chalk Paint Soft Wax, Burgundy Chalk Paint and a stencil brush.

Step One

Using the masking tape, masked off an inch from the top of the glass bottle.

Annie Sloan Christmas Step By Step - hayleyjoeann.com

Step Two

Build up slightly diluted layers of Chalk Paint in Burgundy to the rest of the bottle.

Annie Sloan Christmas Step By Step - hayleyjoeann.com

Step Three

2 coats may be needed for full coverage. Leave enough time in between layers for the paint to dry.

Annie Sloan Christmas Step By Step - hayleyjoeann.com

Step Four

Using Chalk Paint Soft Clear Wax, you seal the paint. You can use an Annie Sloan wax brush, or just a lint free cloth.

Annie Sloan Christmas Step By Step - hayleyjoeann.com

Step Six

With a lint free cloth, wipe away any excess wax and buff the wax into the paint.

Annie Sloan Christmas Step By Step - hayleyjoeann.com

Step Seven

Add a mix of Warm and Bright Gilding Wax to the bottle using a Stencil Brush. Gently working the Gilding Wax out from the top line to create a subtle ombre effect.

Annie Sloan Christmas Step By Step - hayleyjoeann.com

Step Eight

Using another lint free cloth, gently wipe the Gilding Wax to help create the ombre effect. This can take a bit of time, add some more Gilding Wax as you go. If you add too much, you can remove some with a bit of clear wax. Play around until you’re happy with the look.

Annie Sloan Christmas Step By Step - hayleyjoeann.com

And then peel (carefully!) off the masking tape to reveal the original glass on the bottle. Pop a candle in and light it up! Once the wax starts to melt down the candlestick onto the glass bottle, you’ll have a beautiful festive look.

Annie Sloan Christmas Step By Step - hayleyjoeann.com

Here’s a reminder of the final candlesticks.

Annie Sloan Christmas Step By Step - Photographer: Christopher Drake

Annie Sloan Christmas Step By Step – Photographer: Christopher Drake

TA DA! Such a beautiful centre piece for your Christmas table. Here’s a link back to when I first used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in my old house. I am sure there will be more projects to come. I can’t help but be creative in a creative environment.

(Photos by Christopher Drake)

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