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.

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

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:





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. Sheila D. says:

    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!

  2. Unity Pollard says:

    These are so fun, I must try them. It's great getting new ideas.

  3. Unity Pollard says:

    these are so fun, I must try them. It's great to get some new ideas.

  4. These are so cute! I just love everything glitter! Just found you at craftastic Monday!

  5. Lindsay Eidahl says:

    Too cute! My daughter would love to make these!

  6. WorkingMomMagic says:

    I love these! (I love everything with glitter!) Glad I found you on create, link, inspire!

  7. Amanda Fettig says:

    These are SO adorable! I love the glitter! The perfect way to spruce up a boring candle. 🙂 Pinned!