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. Love this – cute and simple but very striking!

    Stopping by from SITS and N Ireland

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. These are SUPER cute – love them! 🙂 I wish I had more crafting time right now, I'd add these to my list! lol

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