DIY Glittered Candles

I made these for Thanksgiving last year, when Mr. Crafty Scientist hosted my parents and sister and made a ridiculously incredible dinner, and I had nothing nice or fancy for our holiday meal. I'll show you the full table at a later point, but wanted to post about this little project I put together awhile ago because I liked it so much and it was such a cheap way to make the table look nice and pretty!

  • Plain white candles
  • Glitter
  • Mod Podge (I used Glossy, but switched over to the Glitter kind after finding it on sale)
  • Washi tape or painter's tape

Round up your supplies and put down a tablecloth or something to catch the glitter if you do this inside.

Tape up the sides of the candles and the part you don't want glittered. I taped them up at different heights because I knew I wanted them to look staggered or have a step-like pattern. 

Cover the tops of the candles with tape too.

Paint the Mod Podge on your candles and then roll them around in the glitter or just sprinkle the glitter on them, if you prefer. 

I used the cheaper glitter because I ended up using a lot of it.

Cover the glittered candles with more Mod Podge.

 I did a couple of coats because I didn't want to have glitter all over my table when they were done.

After they were dry, I peeled the tape off of them. 

And ta da!

Beautiful glittered candles that take 15 minutes to make (the drying time takes longer, but seriously, a very quick project)!

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  1. Very cute! I did some glitter candles recently, but I wasn't sure it would work to add the Mod Podge on top of the glitter. I thought it would pull it all off. Now I know and can do them that way next time. I like the idea of not having glitter all over.

  2. What a cute idea! These could totally be done for any holiday in any color. We'll be featuring your candles over at Someday Crafts tomorrow. We hope you'll stop by :)

  3. This is such a cute idea! I was planning on going out to look for some candles to match my Christmas decorations today, I guess now I just need to grab some glitter!

  4. Holiday season is incomplete without glitter. :)

  5. Sometimes the simplest ideas make the most beautiful DIYs!

    Thanks for sharing this.

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