Some Sponge Painting & Giveaway Winner

I’ve never sponge painted before, but I figured how hard could it be. Sure enough, it was much easier than I expected.

I had bought these candle holders from Michael’s a few years ago on clearance for $.67! I use them as a part of my Ramadan decor. I wasn’t crazy about the original color, but they were not so bad that I wouldn’t put them out. This year I decided it was time for their makeover.

I wanted to keep it a simple project, so I decided I’m going to stick to working with what I had on hand. I had bronze spray paint and gold paint.


I spray painted the candle holders bronze.

Once dry, I sponge painted them with gold paint. All it took is a very small amount of paint, and a light dab all over the the candle holders. I was done in a matter of minutes! Too easy!

And that’s it! With just some sponge painting, and my $.67 candle holders are looking good! Don’t ya think?

Ready to find out who the winner is of the modernEID giveaway? Drum roll please…. And the winner is…. ENTRY #11 BY ALIA 

Congratulations Alia! And thanks to everyone that entered the giveaway!

Winner was chosen via Rafflecopter.


  1. July 25, 2012  9:17 am by Amy Reply

    Darn it, I never have any luck with giveaways :).

    I adore your newly painted candle holders. Great technique. They look much better after you worked your creative magic on them.

  2. July 25, 2012  9:27 am by ColleenB. Reply

    Your candle holders turned out Awesome and done in such lovely colors
    Congratulations to Alia on the win

  3. July 25, 2012  12:52 pm by kristy Reply

    Congratulations Alia, MashaAllah may Allah bless you. Happy Ramadan! Thanks for the contest sister.

  4. July 25, 2012  1:34 pm by Violet Reply

    Your version of the candle holders is far nicer! Great job!

  5. July 27, 2012  12:30 pm by Hani Reply

    Such a cute project. It would be fun to light them at iftar. :)
    Thanks for linking up at Friday Fun Party. Have a nice weekend.

  6. July 27, 2012  6:49 pm by Christine Reply

    I really have to try painting with a sponge! It gives such a nice effect!

    Congrats to the Winner :)

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  7. July 28, 2012  9:24 am by Kei Reply

    Those look great! I love their metallic makeover. The sponge painting is really effective!

  8. July 30, 2012  9:56 am by Kathy Penney Reply

    Love the bronze and gold! Great makeover!

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