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Feb 04

How to Make Glitter Candles {Dollar Store Craft}

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How to make glitter candles with Elmer's spray adhesive and dollar store candles.

Are you ready for me to blow your mind with an easy how to make glitter candles tutorial? Buckle your seat belts because this is going to be over in .5 seconds! Did I mention this craft is mega cheap? Think dollar store crafting!

I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you where my glitter candle inspiration {and fail} came from. I pinned this cool glitter candle tutorial that uses double sided tape to make perfect lines around the candles. Well, I tried it and failed so I made up my own way with the glitter candle supplies I had on hand. Tip- Don’t buy the, what seems like, easy handheld rolling tape dispensers because they don’t stick to the candles and just end up wasting money. Lesson learned.

Edit: It turns out one of my BFF bloggers had the same idea and she did a recreation of a Pier 1 candle for a lot cheaper! Check out her post if you are looking for crafty looks for less.

Glitter candle supplies

  • Candles from the dollar store. (You can use any color candle.)
  • Glitter (I used extra fine glitter in silver.)
  • Elmer’s Craftbond spray adhesive. (I love this stuff!)
  • Crummy, old pan you don’t mind ruining with glitter and spray adhesive.

How to make glitter candles with Elmer's spray adhesive and dollar store candles.

How to make glitter candles

  • Spray your adhesive on the candle in sections and sprinkle it with glitter.
  • Rotate the candle until the whole candle is covered. (Note- you can make the glitter thicker by going over it multiple times with the glitter/spray combination.)
  • I finished the candle with a layer of spray adhesive so the glitter wouldn’t fall off the candle.
  • Admire your handy work and let everyone think you spent $10 on the candle! It isn’t a fib unless it comes out of your mouth. ;)

How to make glitter candles for a purple tablescape This is my way of building up to the explosion that is about to come when you see my seductive tablescape on Thursday! Oh-Em-Ge am I proud of myself!

  • Yes, I am tooting my own horn.
  • Yes, my table seduces my senses.

 

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Mallery

My name is Mallery and I am a recovering workaholic. I curse like a sailor. I'm a mix of obsessive and awkward. I talk about bowel habits more than I should and I enjoy wine, gaming, and tattoos.

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  1. Amy

    I totally have a glitter candle tutorial on my blog. I feel like you cheated on me!
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    Mallery Reply:

    For real? I suck so hard at being a friend!

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    Mallery Reply:

    I have corrected my sucky friend error. :)

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  2. janet

    Ohhhh…I have old candles that are so boring and this would totally spruce them up!
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  3. Jillian

    Come over! I was thinking about making some pink glitter pants for Amy! Then after that we can bedazzle things :)
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  4. Mariah

    So easy! I always want to buy these at the stores but they are so expensive! I’m definitely going to be making some for Valentine’s Day!
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  5. Kathryn

    Ooh, I LOVE! This is just too cute not to pin and the spay adhesive is a genius idea! Can’t wait to see your oh-so-seductive tablescape!
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  6. LaQuita

    Awesome! I’ve done this around Christmas time, but with mod podge, but this seems less messier. Just so happens I have both candles, adhesive glue and glitter downstairs in my craft room. Will have to try this!! :)
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  7. Melissa

    Oh, how brilliant! Looks so easy I could do it too! ;-)
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  8. Mel

    Very cute!
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  9. Sarah Vargas

    Sooo much purple! It makes me smile :) Adorable little candles, too. I don’t think I’ve been to a dollar store in 5 years, I definitely need to make a trip.
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  10. Amy

    OK, you’re totally the least sucky of my sucky friends. LOL
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  11. mel

    Such a cute idea! I love the purple!

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  12. Adelina Priddis

    love it! I have a candle addiction that might need feeding this week.
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  13. Mel Lockcuff

    These are so pretty, Mallery! And so simple to make! Definitely pinning and stumbling, so I can come back to this.:) Thanks so much for linking up to Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week’s linky edition.
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    Mallery Reply:

    Thank you for the compliment and feature! I don’t know what I would do without spray adhesive. :)

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  14. Chrissy

    These are so cool! I am going to try making them! Thanks for sharing!
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