Thursday, January 26, 2012

"When In Doubt, Just Add Glitter!"


While planning on making these mod podged flameless candles inspired by Crafting Rebellion, I ran across this picture on Pinterest. 


Glitter on candles? I've seen it done on traditional candles, so I figured I'd give it a try on some dollar store flameless candles.  What do you think?

I'm thrilled with how they turned out!

Wanna see how I did it? 

flameless candles
glitter (whatever color you want!)
mod podge
paint brush or sponge brush
paper plate or piece of paper

First I took the labels off the candles. If you are using the dollar store ones, like what I've used, they are kind of a pain, but will come off eventually. 

Working in sections, apply a thin coat of mod podge along the side of the candle.

Once you've applied your mod podge, sprinkle a layer of glitter over the wet mod podge and tap off the excess glitter. I did this step over a paper plate, so I could reuse the excess glitter, but a piece of paper works just as well.

Keep working around the outside of the candle with a coat of mod podge, than a coat of glitter until the entire candle if covered.  


When the sides of the candle are covered, coat the top lip of the candle and dip it into glitter that you've put onto the plate (or piece of paper). Make sure it's well coated. 

When the first coat was dry, I did add a second coat on the red and the pink candle because the glitter looked a little thin, but you don't have to add more glitter if you don't want to. When your candles are dry, and your happy with the amount of glitter on them, the next step is to seal your glitter using your mod podge. Using your paint or sponge brush, coat a thin layer of mod podge over the glittered area of your candle. The mod podge will go on white, but it dries clear. 

When the last coat of mod podge is dried, you are finished, although you could easily embellish them with twine or ribbon wrapped around the candle and tied into a cute little bow or come up with some equally creative embellishment. The fun part is that you can use any color, so you can make them for any occasion!

I think a few of these will make Valentine gifts for a few sweet girls that I know! 

I'm sharing this project at the following link parties: 

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  1. Once it's podged does the glitter stay put? Because I have issues with glitter ending up in strange places even though I think it's stuck...

  2. How fun! I love those flameless candles because you don't have to worry about a house fire!

  3. Great idea, gorgeous! And you can never use too much glitter!

  4. WOW! Had no idea that you could do this with flameless candles...this is GENIUS!! They turned out so pretty. Gotta love glitter! Would be delighted for you to share this at Mop it Up Mondays:

    (your newest follower)

  5. What a great project! They turned out so pretty. I love glitter :)

  6. These turned out soooo cute with the glitter! Thanks so much for joining us on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We loved having you and hope to see you back next Saturday with more great ideas! -The Sisters

  7. How fun, easy and cute. Love glitter and ususally only use at the holidays, so glad I can pull it out and use it now. Love flameless candles. Thanks for sharing you creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.tay! PS - following you through GFC!

  8. PS - forgot to tell you I featured this on my Facebook page!


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