Monday, September 19, 2011

Make It Monday: Glitter Candles


Really, what's not to love about glitter?  And this is one quick and E.A.S.Y. glitter project.  Seriously, the most craft challenged of you could do this in between surfing Pinterest loading your dishwasher and facebooking folding laundry.  Here's what I started with...

Taper candles that were 79 cents at Hobby Lobby, glitter in coordinating colors, and Elmer's Spray Adhesive.  ANY kind of candles would work, pillars, taper, votive... you probably have some laying in a drawer.  I wanted these particular colors, so I bought them new, but I do have PLENTY barely burned I could have used in other colors.

Pour a nice line of glitter in the bottom edge of a cake pan.  Lay the candles out and spray with the glue (one a time so the adhesive doesn't dry too fast)... best to do on wax or parchment paper, but I was out so I just used foil.  Once you have them covered with a light coating of the adhesive, just roll the candle in the glitter.  Press it down a bit so the glitter gets good and stuck, and then lay out to dry overnight.


I suppose you can guess I was doing some Halloween decorating... these add some great spooky sparkle to my living room and dining room!  I plan to try to some different colors for Thanksgiving and Christmas, because they really do look so freaking pretty!

11 comments:

Judy El Masri said...

So pretty! It seems we never have enough glitter, glitter glue, glitter scrapbook paper, glitter stickers, glitter pens, glitter crayons,and so on and so on. Hmmm, might need to go re-stock today ;)

Kristen (by the book paper) said...

Those came out great! I love the sparkle they have. And so fast and easy!

SadieBess said...

Love this blog!

http://sadiebessvintage.blogspot.com/

julie cavender said...

They look great!! I'm going to dig out the glitter and give it try.

Scrappy said...

Ooooooo!!! SHINY! <3
I had a how-to feature today too, Orangie. Come one over and check it out!

Siddy Says said...

hahah I couldn't agree more!! I'm a lover of everything shiny and sparkly!! Im looking for glitter ballerina flats these days!!

shine on!!
xx
Siddy @ www.SiddySays.com

Stela said...

So cute! and I love your pumpkin!!

Kala said...

Love the glitter candles, now I am all ready to make me some:):)

Jayne Karol said...

SO CREATIVE!

I would never think of using glitter to decorate decorations :)

Then again I am no good with glitter cause I get it everywhere

miamihoney said...

Everything is better with glitter :) I think I will make these ;)

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Love your blog! It was fun finding you on the Etsy Undiscovered Vintage team.

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