Halloween DIY: Rusted Glass Candles

Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky had a Halloween DIY idea – a crazy cool mad laboratory project that requires the alchemic knowledge of turning glass into rust! Ready for the spooker-ific tutorial that’ll leave your frightful guests spellbound? Read on!

Rusted Glass Candles DIY | Halloween How-to by My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters

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Rusted Glass Candles Halloween DIY | Before | Modern Masters How-to Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky

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Prime the glass bottles with a primer suitable for glass. Once dry, brush on two coats of the Metal Effects primer. Allow to dry 12 hours.

Rusted Glass Candles Halloween DIY | Brushing on the Iron Reactive Paint | Modern Masters Metal Effects | Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky

Brush on two coats of the Iron Reactive Paint, allowing 30 minutes to dry in between coats. Let dry.

Halloween Rusted Glass Candles DIY | How-to by My Patch of Blue Sky | Modern Masters Metal Effects

Halloween Rusted Glass Candles DIY | The Modern Masters Metal Effects Rust Patina Activating | How-to Tutorial by My Patch of Blue Sky

Spray the Rust Activator on the piece. You may prefer to wear gloves for this step. After 5 minutes, spray a second coat of the Rust Activator. Let the rust happen!

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Stencilng the Rust Glass Candles | Spooky Halloween Ideas | Modern Masters Metal Effects | How to by My Patch of Blue Sky

Once rusted, tape the stencil lightly to the surface or hold with one hand. Using the small stencil brush, apply the Pewter Metallic Paint. Dip the tips of the stencil brush into the paint and offload any excess paint onto the paper towels. Use a swirling motion to stencil.

Halloween Decor Ideas | Rusted Candles with Modern Masters Metal Effects | How-to by My Patch of Blue Sky

Halloween Rusted Candles How-to | Modern Masters DIY by My Patch of Blue Sky | Spooky Halloween Decor Ideas

Affix a candle to the top and light it for a while to allow creepy cool drips to occur. Voilá!

The Modern Masters Rusted Candles Halloween DIY is by Debbie Hayes, Blogger at My Patch of Blue Sky & Author of the Color Inspiration Notebook.

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