Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom


DIY Glitter Heart Candles

Looking for a way to spruce up inexpensive candles or upcycle the glass jars you've been saving?  These DIY Glitter Candles are really easy and fun to make.

I've been pulling out my Valentine's Day decorations and came across the supplies for a craft I had intended last year.  (So typically me, I won't mention how often this happens...)  I had picked up these little candles at Ikea on one of my last trips.  They're just a couple dollars each and perfect for decorating.

Since Valentine's Day is just around the corner, I figured I would stick with the heart theme and add glitter hearts instead of one solid color.

Simple DIY Glitter Candles - See how to use painters tape to add different shapes with glitter! #glitter #crafts

To make these candles, you need:
  • 2 colors of glitter
  • Glue (I used Emer's school glue)
  • foam brush
  • painters tape 
  • scissors
  • optional spray acrylic sealer/lacquer

To help keep the glitter from falling off and leaving glitter everywhere, it helps to spray a couple of light coats of sealer over the glitter.  (I used this kind- hubby had just used it on my son's Pinewood derby car and was still sitting out, but I think any type of clear-coat sealer would work.)

glitter candles

So very, very cute!  Right now, I have the candles sitting on my window sill, but I'll move them over to the table for our traditional family Valentine's Day dinner.

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  1. This is so creative! I always see stuff like this, and now I know how to do it! It's so cute!

  2. Lovin these!! just gorgeous!!! pinned and shared on facebook and twitter

    Natasha @ Serenity You

  3. These are really pretty. What a fun Valentine's Day decoration.

  4. Hello! I saw your linky on Think Pink Sundays at the Flamingo Toes blog, and thought I’d stop by to say hi! LOVE your blog! What a cute idea!

    Gingi at

  5. this is so adorable thanks for sharing

  6. Great idea for Valentine's Day! I love anything glitter. Pinned!

  7. Love, Love, Love these! Such a great idea. I am going to PIN this as well. Stopping by from your SITS tribe. Have a great day!

  8. These are SUPER cute - love them! :) I wish I had more crafting time right now, I'd add these to my list! lol

  9. I'm not great at crafts, but this looks like something I might be able to handle and would look really nice on Valentine's day.

  10. Those are so cute and look easy to make! But now I'm bummed because I just don't have anymore space for holiday decor in my house :(

  11. ADORABLE! My friend is super crafty and made me something similar (without the heart) for Christmas. I LOVE the idea of using a pattern to change it up! I just started sewing so I am excited to check out your blog some more and see what you have done! #SITSblogging

  12. So cute!!!! I love crafts that are simple, but look complex. Great idea!!

  13. Nice work. They are very cute:) #SITSBlogging

  14. So cute and easy. I'll be pinning!

  15. My son LOVES glitter! This will be perfect to make after preschool today! I came by via the SITS challenge...looking forward to reading more of your posts!

  16. These are super cute!
    How can you not love something with glitter!

  17. I love anything with glitter. These are just too cute. I think this is such a great kid-friendly craft project.

  18. Love this - cute and simple but very striking!

    Stopping by from SITS and N Ireland


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