These DIY glitter candle holders are so easy to make and so sparkly that you’ll be finding all kinds of ways to use them! Promise.
I may be creating a hobby farm. I may live without running water. I may have mud on every single piece of clothing I own but… ya just can’t shake the glitter out of me. If it sparkles I’m there. Our kids know that if it has rhinestones or glitter “Mom will love it”. End quotable quote. No kidding, I think my spirit animal is a crow. The shinier the better.
So when I heard about glitter candles I threw on my best muddy outfit and raced to the farmhouse to get all I needed to make some. Because I have tons of glitter, glue and mason jars hanging out in there. Natch.
So along with this blog tutorial I thought I’d create a video to show you some of the candle jars I came up with and how EASY they are to make! I mean a crow could do it… if they had thumbs… and glue…
So what are you waiting for? Make some for the holidays or a wedding or a birthday or (dare I say it?) YOURSELF! Cuz I’m telling you, I’m making plenty for our future farmhouse. Let’s just say I’m feathering our future nest & that’s something to crow about. Ahem.
What you’ll need:
- Epsom Salts
- Tacky Glue
- Sponge Brush
- Gloss Spray Paint
- LED Candles
- Mason Jars or any Glass Jar
- Various Holiday Decorations
How to do it:
Mix together 1/2 cup of Epsom Salts and 1 tablespoon Glitter.
Take your glue (Aleene’s Tacky glue is my favorite) and squeeze lines onto your jar.
Using your sponge brush, spread the glue onto the jar until the whole jar is covered.
Lay a sheet pan down (with parchment paper on it) or use a paper plate (to catch excess glitter) and place your hand inside the jar (to turn). Pour the mixture of salt and glitter over the jar with a spoon or just pour it on. Be sure to coat it well and rotate the jar as you cover it with sparkle!
The jar should be fully coated when you are finished. You can turn it several times and pour over the glitter until you feel it is completed.
Give your dried jar a light spray with a gloss spray paint. Let dry and give one more coat for a total of 2 coats. This will keep them from getting scratched when you pack them away. I like to put tissue paper or bubble wrap around them as the glitter coat is somewhat fragile.
Now top it with whatever decorations you like! You can use twine, floral arrangements… whatever inspires your inner crow! Then pop in your LED candle and ENJOY!
I made a video so you can see how QUICK and Easy this is! Don’t let the Christmas decorations fool you, this is a great way to decorate for anytime of year!
What’s your favorite way to display candles?
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