Saturday, January 25, 2014

Fish Bowl Nightlight

These can be done with a battery operated tea light candle or a real tea light candle.

You need:
A glass fish bowl
tissue paper in any colors you choose
Elmer's glue
Mod Podge in matte (optional)
glitter (optional)
glass fish bowl pebbles (I used blue)
A soft big brush such as a sponge brush

I found all of these items at the Dollar Tree!

Cut out shapes from the tissue paper such as fish, varied sizes of blue pieces for water, maybe some long pieces for seaweed. You can make any shape you want.

Mix together approximately 2 to 3 parts Elmer's glue to 1 part water. You want it to thin but not too watery.

Using a sponge brush, cover the glass bowl in a coat of watered down glue and then start placing your tissue paper on. I would start with water pieces and then do the fish and seaweed last. You will have to keep adding thin coats of the glue while adding the paper so that all the paper is covered in a coat and flattened to the glass,  but try not to overdo it or your paper will tear.

Let it dry. This may take a few hours.

Once it is totally dry add a thin coat of Mod Podge and sprinkle a small amount of glitter over the Mod Podge. Let it dry.

When it is totally dry add the glass pebbles to the bottom of the fish bowl and place your candle on top.

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