Who doesn’t love a bit of glitz at Christmas? I decided that these glittery candles were the perfect gift for our aunt – a lady who has been through so much lately and yet still has such sparkle in her eyes!
I bought a plain wooden tray and painted it white with acryllic and a bit of water, but you can use a plain wooden one, buy a ready-painted one, use a metal one … whatever the style of your intended recipient! Likewise, you can go with any colour scheme you like. Here’s what you’ll need:
- candles of varying sizes
- masking tape
- Mod Podge (or similar glue that can also be used as a sealer … mine is a rip-off creatively called Art Podge, and I’ve also read that PVA and water does the same job!)
- a tray
- decorations of your choice (mini baubles, fake snow, etc)
1 Measure your candles so that you can wrap a strip of masking tape exactly around the middle of each one. Brush the lower half with glue and sprinkle over your glitter. Leave to dry for at least a day.
2 Seal the glitter with another layer of glue and leave to dry. Peel off the masking tape.
3 Arrange the candles on your tray and add the decorations.
If giving as a gift, wrap in cellophane and tie with a pretty ribbon.
Super-easy and oh-so-sparkly!