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.
You will need:
Using the masking tape, masked off an inch from the top of the glass bottle.
Build up slightly diluted layers of Chalk Paint in Burgundy to the rest of the bottle.
2 coats may be needed for full coverage. Leave enough time in between layers for the paint to dry.
Using Chalk Paint Soft Clear Wax, you seal the paint. You can use an Annie Sloan wax brush, or just a lint free cloth.
With a lint free cloth, wipe away any excess wax and buff the wax into the paint.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s a reminder of the final candlesticks.
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)