Spring and summer are the perfect seasons with those perfect colors. The time for outdoor parties is almost upon us. You’ll want to decorate your picnic tables with all sorts of fun colors. Neons are a very popular color choice and they work well with any project you do. These diy painted votives make an artsy statement when lined up and down picnic tables and are so-so-easy to create!

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You will need: glass votives (these are from IKEA), acrylic paints in assorted neon colors, foam paint brushes

Directions: Starting with the white paint, paint a few streaks inside the glass. You can add as much or as little as you like. Once the first layer is dry, add the second color painting in the same manner. Wait for the second layer to dry, and paint on the third.

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Once all those layers are finished, toss in a small votive candle, light, and admire. Gorgeous!

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Photography, design + styling by Lexy Ward.


  1. These are really cute. I think it would look great to have a bunch lined up on an outdoor table.

    Amanda    Thursday, April 18, 2013
  2. i have many of these boring votives around the house…looking forward to doing this fun project wih my girls.. thank you for sharing!

    Amy @ RockPaperSciss    Thursday, April 18, 2013
  3. Very creative I like to try this at home also ♥

    GinoJum    Sunday, April 21, 2013
  4. Love the streaky paint effect. These look lovely

    Lisa    Thursday, May 2, 2013

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