Glass Gem Candleholder

This project went fast....about 20min. And the best part is you can get your supplies at the dollar store for $4.00 including votive candles. I wanted to do a project with some items I could pick up at a dollar store. A craft that ‘anyone’ can do. I grabbed a small round glass vase, candle holder, and glass gems:
I use the Gorilla Clear Outdoor Glue if I’m going to keep outside. You can use hot glue, if you are keeping inside the house. will melt off in the sun/heat.
I started by gluing the glass gems all around the bottom of the vase.. I put a dab of the glue on a gem, then let it sit a couple of minutes. I did this to a few.
I started by gluing the glass gems all around the bottom of the vase.. I put a dab of the glue on a gem, then let it sit a couple of minutes. I did this to a few.I then added them to the bottom of the vase.
See how pretty it is looking!  I added crushed shell I had purchased from Walmart. You could also use sand. The crushed shell and sand is good if real candles are used.

I then put some glue on the candle holder. I then placed the round vase I decorated on top of the holder:
I put a small led candle inside….It really looks pretty! (note: the candle holder is upside down on purpose. It looked better with the vase)
See how easy that was!!! You can do!!! Check out all my diy and craft projects at

Suggested materials:

  • Glass Gems/candle holder/round glass  (dollar store)
  • Crushed shells  (Walmart)

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2 questions
  • Wandamurline
    on Apr 21, 2017

    Could you use a champaign glass turned up side down?
    • Pat whitmus
      on Apr 22, 2017

      If the base of the champagne glass is sturdy and sizable the glass can be filled with light weight beads and then the bowl glued to the edges of the glass rim. Base MUST be large and the glass overall one of those thick ones like you find in a Mexican restaurant.
  • Marissa from oz
    on Nov 3, 2019

    I live in australia,what would be the best glue for me to use,thanks.

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  • Cindy Dwyer
    on May 19, 2017

    I really love your projects. I make soy candles for online sales & would like to know if it would be ok with you to use some of your ideas to include in my store? Thanks
  • Mary Howard
    on Jun 12, 2017

    Great project. I made the same DIY and put a piece of ribbon at the top and it came out beautifully. I too used crushed shells and added flowers. The finished product is awesome.
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