Scatter Candle - tutorial

Sam Schaefer
by Sam Schaefer
1 Hour
This is an easy way to make a decorative candle using materials from the Dollar Tree! I've wanted to make one of these for years, and when I finally did make it, I was extremely happy about the outcome. The possibilities are endless when you use different shaped glass containers & colors!
This project costs under $10.00 to make. Most of the supplies I had on hand. The only things purchased were a glass container & some flat backed, frosted glass scatter gems.
All you need is a glass container that will hold a candle, some hot glue & glue gun, some clear glue (I used Aleene's Clear Gel Tacky Glue) and some glitter!
It took me under an hour to make this, mostly because I took my time so I wouldn't get burned from the hot glue.
1. use hot glue to glue the gems to the glass container, one row at a time, starting at the bottom & working your way to the top.
2. use clear glue to the top & rim of the glass container
3. sprinkle glitter to the clear glue
4. add a votive candle & enjoy!
Basic Supplies needed: glass flat backed scatter gems & a glass container
Optional Supplies to add glitter to the rim: clear glue & some glitter of your choice
Finished Scatter Candle in daylight. By changing up the container & colors, the decorating possibilities are endless.
This is the Scatter Candle at night. I love the way the spaces between the gems make 'dancing' designs on your table & walls.
Sam Schaefer
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Pat Pat on May 19, 2016
    Do you think this would work to line the leaking bottom of a cement bird bath?

  • Jul11630968 Jul11630968 on Mar 11, 2017
    what is E6000 and where too get it?

  • Harry C. Combs Harry C. Combs on Sep 25, 2019

    Would a hot glue application work on this or is the E6000 better ??

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