DIY Glitter Christmas Candles

4 Materials
2 Hours
Who loves glitter?

I know - it's insanely messy.

But doesn't that sparkle still capture you like it did when you were a child?
My daughter is a glitter lover - and my DIY sidekick.

So when we were shopping for some supplies for a project, she found something I hadn't seen before: glitter spray paint.

I decided it just might be the compromise we needed, and grabbed a can.

Then we headed over to The Dollar Tree and picked up some square candle holders and 4 candles to fit.
I used my Cricut Maker to cut the letters NOEL from a sheet of vinyl. (I have a video on the blog of the Maker cutting the letters.)
Then I peeled each letter from the backing and put one on each candle holder. The square ones worked really well for this.
I think the pink is really pretty (so now I'm thinking something similar for spring really needs to happen). icon
It took 4 coats of spray paint to get the coverage I wanted. I painted each side four times, turned the holder over, and repeated the process.

Yes, that was 16 little paint sessions - but worked just fine since I work in Pocket Time anyway.

After they were completely dry, I peeled the vinyl off to reaveal clear glass - perfect for showing off the gorgeous red candles.
A perfectly mess-free glitter project, just in time for Christmas.

This is the glitter I can live with!

Wishing you and yours a beautiful Christmas season.
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  • Kate Short Kate Short on Dec 31, 2017
    How did you get the glitter paint to work?
    I purchased the same Rustoleum as you and the paint would not spray even after
    shaking and turning the can upside down.
    What's your secret?

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