cracked glass

I love finding ways to make inexpensive dollar store glass look high end.  Not only is it fun to craft, but it makes it easier to decorate on a budget.  Here’s a pretty idea that will make great decor for fall and holiday parties.  Create faux cracked glass that shimmers and shines!

 cracked glass candle
Project Estimate:
  • Glass candle holder, $1
  • Spray paint, on hand
  • Glossy Accents, on hand or $2
  • Distress Crackle Paint (Rock Candy), on hand or $4
  • Glitter, on hand
Total:  $1 and up

Step one: Spray paint the glass gold.
 step 2
Step two:  Paint a thin application of Glossy Accents over the spray paint.  Let it dry.
 step 3
Step three:  Paint a heavy coat of Rock Candy Crackle Paint over the dried surface.  Sprinkle glitter onto the wet paint.  I used ultra fine Glamour Dust Glitter.
 step 4
As the crackle paint dries, you will see the gold paint bubble and crack as it is pulled apart.  It takes a few hours to dry, and you will see more cracks develop as it dries.  The surface is not sharp, and you can handle it carefully.  The paint does not chip off when handled gently, but you could peel it off if you tried to, so handle it with care.
 faux cracked votive
These votive candle holders would be great for lots of different events.  Display them with acorns that have been painted gold for pretty fall vignettes.  Attach a jewelry pin with some pretty ribbon and transform the piece in to sparkly Christmas decor.  You can even try different spray paint and glitter colors to create different effects.  Have fun crafting and creating!