Reflective Cube Vase
Cube vases are very versatile. I’ve used them in many ways besides typical floral projects. But this lighted candle holder is one of my favorite uses for the cube. Painting the outside glass with a leaf and tree image looks pretty and resembles frosted glass. A tea light or LED light inside the cube provides beautiful reflections on surrounding walls and surfaces. This is an easy project because the stencil provided will help you create the artwork on the glass.
COVER EXPOSED AREAS TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL OVER SPRAY. ALLOW PAINT TO DRY BETWEEN STEPS.
step 3 - Mix a little white paint with the silver until you achieve a color that will produce a frosted appearance when painted. Test it by spraying a spare glass container. If the container is something you want to use again don’t worry, the paint can be washed off even after it has dried by letting it soak in hot soapy water.
step 9 - Seal the paint by spraying with 2 coats of Glosscote. Spray the second coat within 20 minutes but no more than 2 hours after the first.
Short candles like tea lights or votives will reflect the cube images on adjacent walls more effectively than taller candles.
- 4678 Model Master Silver Paint
- 4769 Model Master White Paint
- Aztek airbrush tool
- Testors Acrylic Cleaner
- Craft knife or scissors
- 1261 Testors Glosscote Clear Lacquer
- Aztek airbrush
- Painters tape
- 4” cube vase
- card stock
- Repositionable stencil spray adhesive
- sea sponge