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Our cheery 6 piece tealight set spells out Easter in delightful spring colors. Adorable on any table or mantle, it's a fun and easy project the whole family will enjoy making.
We accented our tealights with colorful little paper flowers and a handwritten Happy medallion. We recommend these dollar store colored tealights be used with only battery operated tealights.
- Gently wash each tealight with warm soap and water using a soft sponge. Do not use glass cleaner on tinted glass.
- NOTE: Do not apply stencils until you are ready to etch them. The longer the stencils remains on the glass, the more aggressive the adhesive becomes. This results in making the stencil harder to remove and may remove some of the tint along with it.
- Remove the oval scallop stencil from the stencil sheet. Place it high up on the first tealight (we started with pink one). Place the letter E for Easter in the middle of the oval stencil. Mask off all exposed areas of the tealight surrounding the stencil with masking tape, overlapping the edges.
- Now place the oval scallop stencil on the next colored tealight (l like to alternate between a light color and a darker color-or you can go with the true rainbow range) but this time you are going to apply the stencil low so the ovals from tealight to tealight will be staggered, one high, next one low and so on. Place the letter A in the middle of the oval stencil. Mask off all exposed areas as you did before and etch the stencil.
- Repeat for remaining tealights, alternating the position of the ovals from high to low. (see picture for placement).
- SandEtch the tealight until all of the colored tint inside the oval stencil area has been removed and is evenly frosted white. Avoid letting any of the sand while blasting going inside the tealight. Follow package instructions on how to assemble and use your Sand Etch kit. For a Sand Etch video demo: click SE Video
- Rinse the abrasive off the tealight without rubbing the surface to avoid scratching it. gently remove the masking tape as it loosens from the water. Pat the stencils dry on paper towels and retrun to the carrier sheets.
Flower pick and decorations:
You can make little flower decorations yourself like we did, using several sized flower punches or cut the pieces out with scrapbooking tools. You can also buy pretty self-adhesive 3-dimensional stickers from the craft store.
- Tape a wooden skewer to the back of one of the larger flowers with masking tape. Place one piece along the length of the skewer and another piece across it. Place a few dimensional dot adhesive dots on the back of one of the large flowers and stick it to the back of the other large flower you have a double sided flower with the stick hidden inside the middle. Glue a small accent flower on the lower left of the big flower. Place one on the front and one on the back (see photo). Glue a white cardstock circle in the middle of each side of the large flower with the word Happy stamped or written with marker (if the purchased flowers do not have room for a circle in the middle, cut a large leaf out of thick cardstock, write the Happy on both sides and glue in between the two flower halves. Place it to the side of the flower so is like a flag over the tealights).
- Fill the first tealight with either the fish tank gravel, colored sand, or jellybeans. Cut the bottom of the skewer to a length where the height of the flower is slightly elevated above the rim of the glass.
- Next, glue the small flowers onto each etched oval with the letters. Place one under the letters that are high on the glass, and over the topside of the letters that were etched low on the glass (see photo).
- Fill the remaining 5 tealights with a battery tealight, some jelly beans, or more gravel.