Dipped Votives – Dollar Store Craft Idea

This weekend I kicked it in high gear & finally started doing some major & minor projects outside.  Literally with blood, sweat & a few tears I was able to get a few things done.  More to come on some of the major stuff – soon!

But for today’s post I wanted to share one of the minor projects ~ these very easy dipped votive holders.

There’s really no reason for instructions. Because the pictures can tell the story.
But just to break it down…
I used some votive candle holders I had from the Dollar Store & some craft paint.
Plastic bowls for dipping, newspaper & parchment paper for drying.
The only instruction I’ll give, is once you start turning your votive around in the paint, don’t pick it up until you are done.  
*Keep the votive against the side of the bowl that has the paint & continually move in circular motion until it is covered.*

Some may think the dipping process is unnecessary for the votive. 
But remember I’m a sip & “dip” kinda gal.
I’m also a trend & color lover.  ;) 

It’s all about outdoor living this time of year & making the most of these longer days.  Our porch is the parking lot for bikes, balls, dolls & empty Capri pouches during the day.  But after the day is done & the kids are tucked in, this is where I’ll be with my big Southern humid hair.  Rocking away on my glider while I sip & dip the Summer nights away.
P.S. If you want the deets on how I made my flower pot click here.
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  1. These arebso pretty. What a great idea!

  2. looks like I know where I am going during my lunch hour today! Love these Kellie!!!

  3. So cute, Kellie! I’ve been wanting to try this technique. Thanks for the tips!

  4. I love how easy this is! Even I can do it:)

  5. Really cute idea! Love them! I’m envious of your glider.

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  7. What a simple project with tons of colour impact. Awesome!

  8. What a great idea!! I’m looking for some easy decor ideas for when I move in a few weeks and this is perfect!! I’m gonna get to working on these asap!!

  9. Super idea! =) Love the colors too!

  10. Can’t even tell you how much I love these! I’ll definitely be making a few! My outdoor area has exactly the same color scheme as well, except where you have pink, I have jalepeno jelly green going on. :)

  11. Those are so cute! I love it! Just may do these! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  12. These are super cute Kellie!! I love how fun and colorful they are!

  13. Love these. Just saw that Hobby Lobby posted a link to them on their facebook page! I will definitley have to try these!

  14. I’m all about the color dip trend and I’m all about these fun votives! Great job and good color choices.

  15. What a great craft, and the products are SO pretty and cute!!!! This would be fun for a color themed party/dinner too, since they are so easy to make! Love it!!! Thanks for sharing this!

  16. Great idea! Easy and very, very cute…my kind of project! Can’t wait to try! :)

  17. what a fun idea!

  18. What an easy way to add a whole lot of color!

  19. Well, I haven’t been reading many blogs lately, but I thought I’d stop by your spot and see what you were up to.
    SO glad I did!
    Those votives are to die for.
    So stinking cute.
    And that first picture?
    Get out of town!! It looks straight out of a magazine spread.
    Love that turquoise and yellow combo.
    Glad you got some stuff done.
    That’s why I haven’t been blogging much–I’m trying to get things done.
    Happy summer!
    Love from,

  20. I love these! What an easy quick way to add a splash of color!

  21. Super cute and easy idea!!

  22. Hi there! I saw your dipped votives on Pinterest and think they’re so pretty. I featured them on Friday Finds today.

  23. These are too pretty!! They would make an awesome holiday craft too. We all love dollar store crafts!!

  24. Oh my goodness… I can’t even tell you how much I love these. I’ll definitely be making some. Thanks for the how-to.

  25. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:

  26. Thanks so much for linking up to my party Kellie! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/great-ideas-that-caught-my-eye/
    Have a fabulous weekend!

  27. This is so pretty!!

  28. Love this project! So simple and pretty! I’m your newest follower!

  29. This project would be perfect for my Outdoor Paint Project Link Party this Wednesday! Hope you’ll consider linking it!

  30. All the gorgeous without any of the hassle of trying to get your acrylic paint to cover every last bit of the inside of your votive or jar!

    Love the colours that you chose :)

    Visiting from your feature on TT&J!

  31. Very nice!!! Which paint have you used?

    Creative Craft Ideas

  32. This is a fantastic project! I love how colorful they are! Would you consider linking it up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

  33. I adore these! I hope you’ll add them to my what we wore, read and made link party tomorrow night


  34. LOVE – and your yellow glider needs to have a play date with my blue glider!

  35. Those are gorgeous! I can’t wait to make some for my porch. I would also LOVE to link to your tutorial if you didn’t mind!

  36. This is a great tutorial, I was wondering if you would link it in my Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Here is the link:


    I would love to have anything that you would like to link.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  37. Totally love these! And your vintage glider is fantastic as well!

  38. I love finding new ways to make $1 store stuff into something really cool. I’m cheap like that. Haha. Thanks for the cool idea. I’m sharing on FB.

  39. I saw your feature on Dollar Store Crafts. What a beautiful and easy idea! Hope you’re still loving them!

    Erin @ The Great Indoors


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