Orange And Green Paint Turns Ordinary Wine Glasses Into Gorgeous Pumpkin Candleholders

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Editor of Original Content at LittleThings. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for sites like BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Unwritten. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law and Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

One of the best things about fall is being able to sit around the dinner table with family and friends.

Whether it’s for a special occasion — like a birthday or Thanksgiving — or just for a regular night at home, there’s nothing better than eating a good meal with people you love.

Of course, it feels even more romantic and exciting if the table reflects the moment with decorations.

Fall is the harvest season, which is why we go apple picking, choose pumpkins from a patch, and make some of the yummiest fruit pies.

We love to decorate our houses with fall-themed decor, like multicolored leaves, gourds, and other cold-weather items.

Some of these products can get kind of pricey, though, so why not make your own DIY decorations? Using just wine glasses and paint, you can make these elegant fall candleholders!

Find out how to make these fall candleholders with the instructions below!


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  • wine glasses
  • orange paint
  • green paint
  • small candles
  • paintbrushes
  • fake leaves
  • hot-glue

Step #1: Wash Wine Glasses

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First things first, wash off your wine glasses.

You can use any wine glasses you want — glasses for red wine, white wine, champagne, whatever.

Choose a few of your favorites and wash them off with soap and water in the sink.

Step #2: Paint Wine Glass Stems Green

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Make sure your wine glasses are completely dry, then start painting the stems green.

Try to use a dark green paint that emulates the stems and leaves of fall plants.

Step #3: Paint Glasses Orange

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While the green paint is still wet, paint the bulb parts of the glasses orange.

If you want to, you can add other colors into your orange paint — reds, yellows, and golds are perfect.

Step #4: Let Glasses Dry Completely

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Set the glasses aside for a few hours, and go about the rest of your day.

Once the glasses are completely dry, you can proceed with the next few steps.

Step #5: Glue Leaves To Glasses

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At this point, you should flip each wine glass upside down to turn it into a candleholder.

Using a hot-glue gun, attach fake leaves to each of the wine glasses.

Step #6: Place Candles On Top Of “Candleholders”

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When you’re fully satisfied with the look of the candleholders, place small candles on each.

You can use tea lights or other small candles — in white or other colors.

Step #7: Light Candles And Enjoy!

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Finally, put your candles wherever you want them to be, and light them!

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