Those of you who read my blog regularly (or even semi-regularly) know that I love glitter. I also like making candles. I actually just bought 10 lbs. of soy wax to make candles for the holidays and this glitter mess right here is my first victim.
It was really easy to make. The design only takes a few minutes (outside of drying time). If you want to make your own candle, you can go through this tutorial first. It walks you through how to make a soy candle.
Things You Will Need:
** I highly recommend using a plain glass jar with no designs or impressions on it. I used an old pickle jar. It was a good size for experimentation, too!
Wrap your rubber bands around the jar. I used a few different sizes so that it would add some variety the design.
Get your glitter and glue ready. Prepare a mound of glitter that you can spread.
Go ahead and add a thin layer of Mod Podge to your jar. Make sure it’s thin or you will get some clumping.
While the glue is still wet, roll your jar in the glitter. Make sure you get all of it!
Let it dry.
When the glue is dry, carefully take off the rubber bands.
You can see that I made my glue too thick in some places along the edges. If this happens to yours, use your finger nail to carefully peel those pieces off.
If you want to avoid getting glitter everywhere, clean off your brush and put another layer of Mod Podge over top of the glitter. It will seal the design and you won’t have to worry about additional clean up.
Now you should have a beautiful glitter candle holder!
You can give it as a gift or keep it for yourself. This one is for experimentation for me, but there will be more to come!
Let me know what you think!