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. Bethany Lee says:

    I just LOVE these! And I love your tip about the tape on waxed paper!

  2. Janine Mayes says:

    Love this – cute and simple but very striking!

    Stopping by from SITS and N Ireland

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

  4. Three Dog Farmhouse says:

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

  5. Jessica Allen says:

    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!

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

  7. Jeanette Foss says:

    Nice work. They are very cute:) #SITSBlogging

  8. Gluesticks AndStones says:

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

  9. Jennie Janzen says:

    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

  10. coolestfamilyontheblock.com says:

    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. Jennifer Wagner says:

    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.

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

  13. LivingChicontheCheap says:

    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!

  14. Jenna Brussee says:

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

  15. Bothayna Sherif says:

    this is so adorable thanks for sharing

  16. Gingi Freeman says:

    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

  17. Creative Party Themes says:

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

  18. Natasha Mairs says:

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

    Natasha @ Serenity You

  19. SayNotSweetAnne says:

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