DIY - Decorative Glass Candle Holders

Toni Scott-Daniel
by Toni Scott-Daniel
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I needed a beautiful centerpiece for a gathering to go on my outdoor table. So I made my own to save money and to match my decor.

Here's how I created three beautiful glass mosaic candle holders using all Dollar Tree items!

You'll need 3- large glass floral bowls, 7-glass candle stick holders, 1 or 2 glass tea candle holders, 5-bags of glass gems. You can find these all at the Dollar Tree store. You'll also need Gorilla epoxy glue, E6000 glue and a hot glue gun.

Mix the Gorilla glue epoxy solution together for 20 seconds in a disposable container. Place the first glass candle stick holder right side up and spread the epoxy on the top lip of the piece. Attach the second candle stick holder upside down to the top of the first piece.

Make sure each piece is lined up and centered as you glue each section. (1) For the first one, glue 2 candle stick holders face to face then a bowl on top. (2) For the second one, glue one candle stick holder to 1-2 tea candle holders then another candle stick holder followed by a glass bowl on top. (3) For the third one, glue three candle stick holders face to face, bottom to bottom then a bowl on top.

After all the glass pieces are glued and have dried for at least an hour, use a hot glue gun to attach the small glass gems around the outside of the bowls. After all the gems are attached, pipe in E6000 glue in between the cracks of the gems to secure the pieces and give them a more permeant hold.

More Glass Gem Ideas

Check out our guide on glass gem crafts for more information on how to use glass gems to make home decor, what type of glue to use for different projects, as well as other helpful crafting tips.

When everything is completely dry, add lit candles to display your beautiful glowing pieces!

Watch this video for more details.

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Suggested materials:
  • 3- large glass floral bowls   (Dollar Tree)
  • 7-glass candle stick holder   (Dollar Tree)
  • 1 or 2 glass tea candle holders   (Dollar Tree)
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  • Dee Dee on Mar 08, 2017
    I made mine and am having trouble. I applied the E6000 which was a mess and my beads are still falling off. Did you have to clean off the excess E6000 after it all dried? Do you have a solution to this problem I love them and want to use them on a tablescape we are doing for Christmas this year. HELP!!!
  • Becky Bergeron Becky Bergeron on Oct 03, 2019

    What blue do you use to apply Silk leaves and rubber grapes to glass?

  • Tin7764718 Tin7764718 on Apr 06, 2024

    What about the e6000 step?

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