Thursday, October 4, 2012

Glittery Candles made with Mod Podge

As I previously mentioned, a couple of weeks ago Plaid Crafts sent me a big box full of different Mod Podge goodies to create something for Halloween! Opening the box was a bit like Christmas morning!  After seeing all the goodies, I had so many ideas floating through my head and it was hard to narrow it down to one. Ultimately I decide to make some glittery candles with charms.

Want to know how to make your own glittery candles? Well, let me show you! 

Supplies needed: 

Black glitter
Battery operated pillar candles (I found mine at the Dollar Tree.)
Foam Brush
Mod Podge Acrylic Shapes (I used a circle charm and rectangle charm.)
Scrapbook paper
Letters (I cut mine out of cardstock using my Silhouette but you could always use sticker letters.)


1. Cover your workspace to protect it. This can be a bit messy! You'll also probably want to pour some of the Mod Podge into a container so you don't get black glitter all in your jar of Mod Podge.

2. Brush the sparkle Mod Podge onto your candle. 

3. Roll your candle in the glitter. If any spots are bare, just add a little more Mod Podge to those spots and then roll the candle in the glitter again. Be sure to do the top of the candle too.
4. Let your candles dry and then spray with the Mod Podge clear sealant. This keeps the glitter from falling off. 

5. To make the charms, trace the clear acrylic shapes onto the back of your scrapbook paper and cut them out. Brush Mod Podge onto the shape and then press down the scrapbook paper onto the shape making sure that it is smooth and there are no bubbles. Brush a tiny amount of Mod Podge onto the front of the shape where you want your letters to go.
6. Tie the ribbon around each of the candles threading the charm through as you tie the bow. 

7. Display your beautiful glitter candles!  

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Disclosure: This post is part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts and Blueprint Social however all opinions in this post are my own.



  1. OMG. LOVE! (And I'm going to the Dollar Tree today. How handy!)

  2. Adding the glitter to the no-flame candles is so smart! No worrying about the glitter getting into the candle wax... but adds some glam to the decor!