Every girl loves a good candle, but sometimes even the best smelling ones don’t come in the most appealing containers. If you’re in it for the scent more than the look, then this will be the perfect DIY to spruce up your home. The best part? It’s easily customizable so that you can change it up for every occasion, season or another other excuse that you have to redecorate (because we like to switch things up for no reason).

DIY: Confetti Fishbowl - A Better Way To Display Your Candles

The supplies you will need:

  • Fishbowl
  • Acrylic paint (white, pink, red)
  • Objects with rounded tips (ex. paint brushes, glue sticks)
  • Newspaper
  • Candle

*Note: Switch up the colors of your confetti fishbowl to any ones that best suit your need!

  1. Lay down the newspaper.
    The first step is always to protect the surface that you’re going to be working on. We just grabbed some spare newspaper that was lying around, unused, and laid it over-top of our table.
  2. Start with the white paint and dab away.
    We felt that it looked better to start with the lightest color (white) at the base. Our fishbowl is fairly large, so we felt that large dots would best facilitate the process. Using the capped end of a gluestick, we dabbed it into the white paint and went to town on the fishbowl.To achieve smaller and more dispersed dots, use the tip of a paintbrush handle.Tip: if you’re attempting to achieve a gradient effect, dap your circles closer together at the base of the fishbowl so that the pattern is denser from bottom upwards.
  3. Repeat the process with pink paint.
    Go back and redo what you just did with pink paint. Fill in some of the gaps (but not all of them because you’ll need space for the red!) with the pink paint. It’s okay if you overlap some of the white circles.
  4. Repeat the process with red paint.
    Again, repeat the steps with red paint. This time, try to fill in as many of the gaps at the base of the fishbowl if possible. The goal here is to completely cover the bottom of it.
  5. Let the paint dry for 24 hours.
    Make sure to let your paint dry overnight so that it sets completely. You may find some drips along the side of your confetti fishbowl if the paint was too thick, but that’s okay! We thought that it was a cool effect!
  6. Throw in a candle and you’re done!
    Add some light to your completed confetti fishbowl and it’s ready to be used in your house!

How would you use your confetti fishbowl?

P.S. This color gradient would work fantastically as a Valentine’s Day gift! If the person you’re gifting to isn’t a huge fan of candles then give our Valentine’s Day Scratch Cards a go!

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