Comments on: The Perfect Gift: Gold Leaf Plaster Votives http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/the-perfect-gift-gold-leaf-plaster-votives/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Tue, 04 Aug 2015 20:48:54 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Cathy http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/the-perfect-gift-gold-leaf-plaster-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-6869102 Cathy Mon, 11 May 2015 22:44:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34332#comment-6869102 Stunning and so easy (or so it seems)!
What about punching the holes (whatever way – drill or hammer & nails) through the two cups (aka molds) and then peel the cups away? The plaster would be less likely to crack or chip away. I know very little about plaster so could be way out in centre field.
Also, just a heads-up: there are two types of small candles:
1) one is in a plastic** cup; usually about 1″ in diameter and is called a tealight; and
2) usually 2″ in length and 1″ in diameter with a pointy top, these are called votives. They have no protective outside like the tealight though finding glass votive holders is easy ($ Store).
The reason I’m mentioning this is if you drop a votive right into your plaster cups (which are absolutely fabulous, by the way) and then light it, I’m not sure what it might do to the gold leaf. The wax would certainly stick to the gold leaf and make a mess. If you want to use votives I would suggest putting them into glass holders first – at least the wax won’t touch the gold leaf.
If you purchase a good quality candle, the wax will usually burn warm rather than hot. Never use tealights with the metal cups**, the metal cups can get really hot and can cause a container to shatter. Buy them that way but put the actual candle into a glass or plastic cup.

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By: Gips-Windlichter » unikatissimas http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/the-perfect-gift-gold-leaf-plaster-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-6079850 Gips-Windlichter » unikatissimas Sat, 07 Feb 2015 06:02:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34332#comment-6079850 [...] gestern eine Anleitung zum Gips mischen vorgestellt habe, kannst Du heute gleich diese hübschen Gips-Windlichter gießen [...]

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By: Dawn http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/the-perfect-gift-gold-leaf-plaster-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-837697 Dawn Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:21:59 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34332#comment-837697 A similar project that you might consider that would work with hammer and nails: fill clean, empty tin cans (soup, veggie, fruit cans) with water and freeze. Then the kids can use hammers and nails to punch designs into the can. The ice keeps the cans from collapsing when being punched. Once the ice melts they are cute candle holders. I did this with Girl Scouts and they loved it.

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By: DIY: Ρομαντικά Κηροπήγια Από Γύψο | Misswebbie.gr http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/the-perfect-gift-gold-leaf-plaster-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-775769 DIY: Ρομαντικά Κηροπήγια Από Γύψο | Misswebbie.gr Fri, 08 Nov 2013 15:53:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34332#comment-775769 [...] Πηγή [...]

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By: רעיונות ליצירה עם גבס | הדרכות מצולמות http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/the-perfect-gift-gold-leaf-plaster-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-556252 רעיונות ליצירה עם גבס | הדרכות מצולמות Mon, 05 Aug 2013 08:21:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34332#comment-556252 [...] designmom.com via MrsNomer on [...]

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By: Asha http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/the-perfect-gift-gold-leaf-plaster-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-492870 Asha Wed, 29 May 2013 12:55:09 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34332#comment-492870 Gabriella ,
May I ask where you got the specific gold leaf you use here?

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By: Asha http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/the-perfect-gift-gold-leaf-plaster-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-492866 Asha Wed, 29 May 2013 12:52:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34332#comment-492866 wow !! beautifu pretty itea … those are very lovely…
never thought it was like that to do.. it is good for the candle
not to burn too.

thanks for the pattern..

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By: momma gifts and diys http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/the-perfect-gift-gold-leaf-plaster-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-458883 momma gifts and diys Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:20:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34332#comment-458883 [...] Blog Scribble Bowl DIY, Small & Friendly Children’s Art Tea Towel DIY, Setting for Four Gold-Leafed Votive Candles DIY, Design Mom Floral Bangle Bracelet and Mother’s Day Gift Tag, Lovely [...]

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By: 74 fun things // 14 - 74 Lime Lane | 74 Lime Lane http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/the-perfect-gift-gold-leaf-plaster-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-457068 74 fun things // 14 - 74 Lime Lane | 74 Lime Lane Fri, 19 Apr 2013 04:58:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34332#comment-457068 [...] Make gold leaf plaster votives at Design Mom [...]

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By: AC http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/the-perfect-gift-gold-leaf-plaster-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-457050 AC Fri, 19 Apr 2013 03:41:59 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34332#comment-457050 May I ask where you got the specific gold leaf you use here?

Also, is it real gold leaf or imitation? I just wonder if the fake stuff oxidizes in your experience, so that real gold leaf is necessary.

This is a beautiful project. So lovely!

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By: JustGail http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/the-perfect-gift-gold-leaf-plaster-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-456716 JustGail Thu, 18 Apr 2013 18:03:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34332#comment-456716 Hammering and finish nails won’t work. That will lead to cracked and shattered votives. Not to mention hammered fingers. And shattered dreams of lovely presents for Mom.

But fresh plaster is fairly soft, and hardens more the longer it stands around. I suggest looking for “pin vise” at the hardware store. Then you can use small drill bits to drill by hand. They will still need to watch out for how hard they press while drilling though. Maybe keep the inner mold to slip back in while drilling, if it’s fairly sturdy?

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By: Perfect Gift with Design Mom: Gold Leaf Plaster Votives | this heart of mine http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/the-perfect-gift-gold-leaf-plaster-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-456519 Perfect Gift with Design Mom: Gold Leaf Plaster Votives | this heart of mine Wed, 17 Apr 2013 19:01:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34332#comment-456519 [...] on over to Design Mom for full [...]

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By: tere http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/the-perfect-gift-gold-leaf-plaster-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-456420 tere Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:03:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34332#comment-456420 lovely!!!!

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By: amy c http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/the-perfect-gift-gold-leaf-plaster-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-456418 amy c Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:00:50 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34332#comment-456418 Thanks KelliO!! I hope you get on that ‘someday’ list soon!

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By: amy c http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/the-perfect-gift-gold-leaf-plaster-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-456417 amy c Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:00:14 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34332#comment-456417 Great question Sarah! I’m not sure the finishing nails will work. I think the hammering will most likely crack the plaster, especially if not all the swings it their mark. :) I’m not sure of other options off the top of my head but they would be a neat gift!

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By: KelliO http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/the-perfect-gift-gold-leaf-plaster-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-456191 KelliO Tue, 16 Apr 2013 17:24:59 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34332#comment-456191 Amy, you are seriously tempting me with plaster! Both your votive projects are so pretty and on my “someday” list.

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By: Danielle http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/the-perfect-gift-gold-leaf-plaster-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-456037 Danielle Mon, 15 Apr 2013 22:28:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34332#comment-456037 These are so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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By: sarah http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/the-perfect-gift-gold-leaf-plaster-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-456034 sarah Mon, 15 Apr 2013 21:37:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34332#comment-456034 A question primarily for Amy :
Would it be possible to make the holes with small finishing nails? I ask because I am an elementary school teacher, and I think these would make lovely Mother’s Day gifts – but it will be easier to rustle up hammers and nails than enough drills for all the students !
Thank you – they are lovely !

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By: Lena http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/the-perfect-gift-gold-leaf-plaster-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-456032 Lena Mon, 15 Apr 2013 21:32:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34332#comment-456032 Gorgeous! Love the combination of gold and white!

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By: The Perfect Gift: Gold Leaf Plaster Votives http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/the-perfect-gift-gold-leaf-plaster-votives/comment-page-1/#comment-456020 The Perfect Gift: Gold Leaf Plaster Votives Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:40:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=34332#comment-456020 [...] Source: http://www.designmom.com/2013/04/the-perfect-gift-gold-leaf-plaster-votives/ [...]

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