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DIY glittery candle votives for Valentine’s Day

Glittery Candle Votives by Squirrelly Minds on UsedEverywhereYou know those glass candle votives just sitting there, looking all plain and boring? They’re begging for a little glitter. So get into your glitter-hazmat suit and let’s glam up those glass votives for Valentine’s Day!
There are three different styles that range from “super easy” to “some thought required”. Pick one (or all three) that match your crafting aptitude.

Glittery Candle Votives by Squirrelly Minds on UsedEverywhere
Materials

  • Glass votive and candle
  • Glitter
  • White glue
  • Sponge brush or makeup sponge

This one falls under the super easy category. Bonus: it’s the least messy of them all.
Simply put some glue into the bottom of your candle holder. With your sponge, dab the glue onto the bottom and sides of the votive. Be sure to dab and not rub to avoid streak lines.
Place a tablespoon of glitter into the votive and twirl it around until the glue is entirely covered.
Let it sit for at least two hours to allow the glue to set.

Glittery Candle Votives by Squirrelly Minds on UsedEverywhere
Materials

  • Glass votive and candle
  • Glitter – three different shades of the same colour
  • Double sided tape
  • Q-Tip
  • Paper plate

The ombre striped votive requires a bit more mess and fuss, but it’s still simple enough to do with kids, or the non-crafter hoping to impress.

  • Place a strip of double sided tape all the way around your votive. Make sure it is level and the ends meet
  • Dump about a tablespoon worth of your darker glitter onto the paper plate. Roll the tape on the votive in the glitter until completely covered
  • Use a Q-Tip to wipe away any extra glitter off the votive
  • Remove glitter from plate and repeat with your next colour. Do the same for the last strip.

Glittery Candle Votives by Squirrelly Minds on UsedEverywhere
Materials

  • Glass votive and candle
  • Glitter
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Heart shaped paper punch
  • Paper plate
  • White glue
  • Sponge brush or makeup sponge

The heart votive isn’t much harder, but it does require you get a heart shaped paper punch. If you have surgeon-steady hands that can perfectly cut out a heart, that will work too.

  • Punch a heart out of the Painter’s Tape and place it on the votive. Make sure to press down firmly on all sides to ensure it sticks
  • Use your sponge to dab glue all along the outside of your votive
  • Over a paper plate, sprinkle glitter onto the glue, ensuring every spot is covered
  • Before the glue dries, gently remove the Painter’s Tape heart
  • Allow glue to dry for two hours before use

If you’re looking for a few (or a lot of!) candle votives, be sure to check out your local Used.ca site!
Glittery Candle Votives by Squirrelly Minds on UsedEverywhere

 

Glittery Candle Votives by Squirrelly Minds on UsedEverywhereHappy glittering!

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Tan Rutley, a teacher/blogger/maker/hugger, is the creator of Squirrelly Minds where she shares DIY creations, recipes, and more to make your life pretty and fun. Her mind never stops thinking, planning, and making (squirrelly mind, get it?) and her projects nearly always leave her covered in glitter or flour. Sometimes both. Tan is an island girl living in Canada's west coast with her husband and overly fluffy kitty Lucy.

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[…] the colours and glitter. Yep, equally superficial as the commercial side, but oh so pretty! Over on UsedEverywhere I made these super Valentine’s-y (red and pink galore!) and ultra glittery candle votives, […]

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