Thursday, 31 October 2013

DIY Glittered Candles

Halloween is here, so grab this opportunity to learn how to make glittered candles with dates on them.

You will need:

  • pillar candles (of desired size and color) - these black ones are from Michaels
  • Vinyl & electronic cutter to make stencils 
  • Mod Podge and paint brush
  • Extra fine glitter

You can make a "31" for Halloween, but you could also spell out other words for any holiday or occasion! The possibilities are endless!  Cut out a 3 and 1 to make a vinyl stencil and applied to to the candle. Make sure the edges around the number or letter are sealed.

Next apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the candle, making sure to cover the entire inner area of the stencil. You can work in small sections to keep it more controlled. Shake a generous amount of glitter over the glue, making sure to get every part covered. You can lightly press the glitter with your fingers to help it stick. 

Then shake, shake, shake and even lightly blow to remove excess glitter. Remove the stencil slowly and blow again to loosen excess glitter. You can fix the details with a Q-tip. 


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