Have & Make: Glitter and Glow

Who doesn’t love a little glitter in their lives?  Add in the glow of a candle, and you’re all set.

This glitter candle was probably the easiest Have & Make yet.  Spray the inside of a small vase or candle holder with spray adhesive, sprinkle and shake around with glitter until the surface area of the vase is completely covered.  I would recommend using the larger flakes of glitter as opposed to the very fine powdery variety – you get more impact of the shimmering flakes through the glass than you would with the latter.

Style the candle simply (a little glitter goes a long way) with books, and a natural element like flowers or a plant.  Look at you glow!

I felt glitter was a fitting topic for today because I’m headed off again to a bachelorette party for my future sister-in-law in Las Vegas, where everything glitters (but everything that glitters isn’t gold, if you know what I mean).


Have a SHIMMERY and SHINY Thursday. (I know I will!)


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  1. Frances says

    What a lovely & easy DIY project! Have a great time in Vegas ladies! You’ll be the most sparkly things there :)

  2. Blair Wetherns says

    When I first saw this post, I was like ‘Wow that is so cute!’ So I made one! It’s absolutely adorable, but one thing I would suggest is to not use jars with a lip that’s smaller than the center of the jar! It was almost impossible to get all the glitter to get stuck to the top part of the lip. But once I fixed it, it was absolutely beautiful! I love it so much! I use it to put candles in it and it gives off such a great shiny glow! Thank you so much for the tutorial!

  3. Annabel r says

    Hi, this looks so pretty and I’d like to try it for my parents 50 wedding anniversary party. My question though is it is safe to use spray adhesive and then put a lit candle inside the candle holder? Isn’t spray adhesive very flammable? I’ve never used spray adhesive and would love to try this. Thank you!!

    • says

      Hi Annabel – Yes, Spray Adhesive is flammable! I used a battery operated tea light inside, but if you use a regular school glue or something like Modge Podge (brush on lightly, then sprinkle glitter) it will work fine with candles.


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