Multicolored Glitter Tea Votive

3 Materials
$4
1 Hour
Easy

I wanted to make a little project in honor of “Pride” month. If you don’t like glitter, keep scrolling because this isn’t the project for you. I had glitter everywhere. icon This is a fun project that you can incorporate any holiday or decor colors to suit your needs.

Long ago, I made these two glass votive projects on Hometalk. So now, I wanted a “rainbow” type votive to complete my collection.

I found this pretty glitter at Michaels.

I gathered some supplies. I didn’t end up using the Dylusions Ink Spray and I wish that I had used popsicle sticks instead of bamboo skewers but they were all I could find. I used Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe, a glass votive, glitter, small cups for mixing.

I found having something to invert the votive onto while drying was a good idea. For my Mod Podge, I used dishwasher safe… **this does not wash out easily.** FYI… this applies to clothes and I had a new paint brush that it dried on and is now RIP.

I would pour glitter into a small cup and add the Mod Podge. A thick batter consistency is good.

I would scoop out the glitter glue and spread it downward into stripes.

Then I would add more glitter on top.

I alternated color and stripes as I went. I would let some stripes dry before adding more. It made it easier to hold if some area were dry.

I didn’t have a design plan thought out so my colors were very random. I really wished I had planned out a rainbow in stripes.

When you are working with Mod Podge, use a damp paper towel to clean the grooves before putting the cap on otherwise you are basically glueing the lid on.

I went to great lengths to keep my color stripes separated and then my yellow and orange became blended. And that was the moment I went, “I think the colors are better and prettier mixed together.”

So for my last section, I mixed all the colors together and I love all the colors mixed together. Could there be anything more indicative of “Pride Month” than this?

For the last section, I used a paint brush to put on the Mod Podge and then sprinkled the glitter on in the traditional way of glittering an object.

Here is a picture before it is dry.

And another of the stripes before I added the mixture.

Here is a view of the inside.

A close up pic of my favorite section. I might do another of just the mixture… it is so pretty.

I love this simple project. I think my next tutorial will be the embroidery hoop in the back ground. Let me know if you would like that or a spice cabinet organization tutorial.

Depending on how you have the colors facing, it can look very different. This reminds me of Mardi Gras.

I can totally see this in a teens room for spare change but you know? Spare change is not really a teen thing, is it? 😂 When my kids get change they give it to me as fast as they can.


If you’ve made it this far… Thank you!!!

Also, is anyone interested in a tutorial on ice tie dying? I know there are already a few out there but this would be a fun 4th of July project or summer colors. Let me know!

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