Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Wooden Glitter Candles

Well it's week 4 with the CRAFTYMINX.COM CRAFT SUPPLY CHALLENGE and I am done with my project.  I've had this idea in my head for a couple of years and these supplies around WAY TOO LONG!  So this was perfect for me to use them up and participate in the challenge.
Click on the link or picture above to read about the challenge.

I pre-drilled one end of the dowels so I could insert a wick (shown a few steps later). Dowels are brushed with Mod Podge and rolled in glitter keeping one end of the dowel free from glitter.

This one I just dipped into the bottle of glitter because it actually fit all the way inside, although it may not look like it from the picture.

Once the glitter was dried and set, I dipped the end without the glitter into my candle wax.  I repeated this process until the wax was built up to cover the wood.  Then I stuck a toothpick into the pre-drilled hole to clear the wax from inside of it before it hardened up.

Waiting to dry.

Insert a cut piece of jute into the dowel by first dipping it into the wax and then into the hole.

Finished and ready to trim my Christmas tree this year! 

Thanks Dana for helping me to get a project finished I have wanted to for such a long time!!!


  1. Oh my goodness, those are beautiful! I can't believe you made them! They turned out wonderfully.

    I actually have a few (glass) candle ornaments like these that I got as a gift. They were from Pier 1, almost 20 years ago. I'd say you could give Pier 1 a run for their money!

  2. Thanks Gina! After all this time thinking about making these, it really didn't even take that long to do.

  3. What a clever idea! And they're so cute! I love that you're thinking ahead to Christmas.

  4. Most people would probably think it's crazy to do a Christmas craft in March, but at least I've got an early start!

  5. Hi, Diane

    What a great idea! I love these lovely glitter candles. Thank you for stopping by my blog, I appreciate it very much. Have a great week.


  6. Oh my! I love glitter and those are cute as can BE! I'll be pinning them. Just darling =)

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  7. Diane, these are awesome! They look perfect! Have a great weekend!

  8. Thanks Debbie! I'm now looking forward to finally putting them on my Christmas tree this year.

  9. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and commenting and following !
    I love your little candles - amazing - another of those 'I'd never have though of that one' moments.

    1. Thanks Fiona! I appreciate it that you came by for a visit!


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