DIY Glitter Heart Candles
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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.
To make these candles, you need:
- 2 colors of glitter
- Glue (I used Emer’s school glue)
- foam brush
- painters tape
- 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.)
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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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.
I use modpodge instead of regular glue…lots easier to work with..then after everything is dry you can coat it with modpodge all over and the glitter won’t come off!
These are so fun, I must try them. It's great getting new ideas.
these are so fun, I must try them. It's great to get some new ideas.
These are so cute! I just love everything glitter! Just found you at craftastic Monday!
Too cute! My daughter would love to make these!
I love these! (I love everything with glitter!) Glad I found you on create, link, inspire!
These are SO adorable! I love the glitter! The perfect way to spruce up a boring candle. 🙂 Pinned!
I just LOVE these! And I love your tip about the tape on waxed paper!
Love this – cute and simple but very striking!
Stopping by from SITS and N Ireland
I love anything with glitter. These are just too cute. I think this is such a great kid-friendly craft project.
These are super cute!
How can you not love something with glitter!
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!
So cute and easy. I'll be pinning!
Nice work. They are very cute:) #SITSBlogging
So cute!!!! I love crafts that are simple, but look complex. Great idea!!
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
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 🙁
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.
These are SUPER cute – love them! 🙂 I wish I had more crafting time right now, I'd add these to my list! lol
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!
Great idea for Valentine's Day! I love anything glitter. Pinned!
this is so adorable thanks for sharing
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 http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com
These are really pretty. What a fun Valentine's Day decoration.
Lovin these!! just gorgeous!!! pinned and shared on facebook and twitter
Natasha @ Serenity You
This is so creative! I always see stuff like this, and now I know how to do it! It's so cute!