Glitter Valentine’s Day Candles

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Well, it’s less than a month from Valentine’s Day, and with the last of the Christmas decor safely secured on our basement storage shelves, Mellow Man brought up our Valentine’s Day decorations.  Of course, I’ve got to make new ones every year, to spice things up!  I’ve had a red and white candle sitting in my craft box, waiting to decorate.  I picked them up for about a dollar a piece, and I finally got a chance to spice things up using the Silhouette Portrait.  I got out the messy fun glitter, and tried out some double-sided adhesive from Silhouette America.  In less than 30 minutes, I had 3 colorful and sparkly Glitter Valentine’s Day Candles!

Use extra fine glitter and double-sized adhesive paper to make your very own Valentine's Day Glitter Candles with Candles that you can pick up at the Dollar Store!

My Mom Made That: Glitter Valentine's Day Candles

Supplies for Glitter Valentine’s Day Candles

I first selected my designs, approximately sized them, and then printed samples out onto white cardstock.  I did this to make sure that I got everything sized just right to fit onto the candles.  I didn’t want to waste any of the double-sided adhesive paper.  I’ve learned that having paper versions of the images helps me to place cut samples, rather than simply using the program. 

Once everything looked just right, I cut the three designs onto the double-sided adhesive.  I then placed them onto the three candles.  I removed the adhesive, and sprinkled pink, red or silver super fine glitter onto the design.  This part is kind of messy, and I did it over a lipped plate.  (Somewhere in my supplies, I have a glitter tray, but I couldn’t easily find it– doesn’t always seem to be that way!)

Use extra fine glitter and double-sized sticker paper to make your very own Valentine's Day Glitter Candles with Candles that you can pick up at the Dollar Store!

The hardest part of this project was making sure that I removed the yellow backing without the sticky material, so that I could place the design correctly onto the candles.  It’s helpful if you have some pointed craft tweezers, long finger nails, and a lot of patience.  I messed it up the first time, and had to redo the “L” in the love candle.

Use extra fine glitter and double-sized sticker paper to make your very own Valentine's Day Glitter Candles with Candles that you can pick up at the Dollar Store!

I brushed away the excess glitter with a soft, clean paint brush.  This in the directions on the back of the double-sided adhesive.  It does take a bit of time to get all of the small, extra bits of glitter off the candle.  The texture of the candle is porous, and the glitter seems to want to stick to it!  You can see from these individual close-ups that there are bits of extra glitter on them.

My Mom Made That: Glitter Valentine's Day Candles
My Mom Made That: Glitter Valentine's Day Candles
My Mom Made That: Glitter Valentine's Day Candles

Use extra fine glitter and double-sized sticker paper to make your very own Valentine's Day Glitter Candles with Candles that you can pick up at the Dollar Store!

Regardless, these Glitter Valentine’s Day Candles were such a quick and easy craft to make with candles that I had been wanting to decorate.

Tell me about your Valentine’s Day Decorations!




Comments

  1. These are beautiful. I would have never thought of this idea and it adds a personal touch. They would make a great gift.

  2. These are really cute and creative!! What a lovely little centerpiece for your table.

    • Thanks so much! I’m still trying to figure out what to add to the Lazy Susan to anchor it a bit more, but I think it’s a good starting point! I’m glad that you stopped by!

  3. These are so cute! Truthfully I hate dealing with glitter because I feel like it gets everywhere but I love these! Thanks for sharing on the DBB and I’m headed over to pin them right now!

    • My husband hates glitter too, LOL! He mopped the floor for me as soon as I was done so he didn’t have to see the glitter everywhere!

  4. I love these! My favorite is the “Love” one. Where did you find your large, red candle? I heart it! Stopping by from Hoyby Crafts. Found you through the Craft Bloggers Collective!

    • I picked up the candles at Hobby Lobby when they were on sale. I don’t think they were more than a few dollars each. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  5. I love the candles with little bit of random glitter on candles. Think it looks more natural and free. They’re really pretty. I’d like to try this with couple candles I got for Christmas. I have one candle that is white on top then red so would work great for Valentines Day also. Glitter would look really pretty on white/red candle. Have some stick on hearts I could pour glitter on. Can hardly wait to do this. Your post is great inspiration. Great post. Happy week Pinning this

    • Thanks so much for your kind words! I wanted to try to make some for Christmas too, but I didn’t get around to it. Let me know if you do try them out!

  6. So pretty!

  7. Emily…. I love the glitter.. I love the candles… Thanks so much for linking up to create link inspire party!! You are featured today in my valentines craft round up. I just spread the word all over my social media and tagged you where I could… feel free to share, re-tweet or spread the love however you want… thanks! Come on over and check out your feature. Emily@nap-timecreations

  8. Hi Emily,

    Your candles look great! I would have never thought to try this. Thanks for the instructions on how to use the double-sided adhesive with glitter to make plain candles gift-worthy!

    I’m really honored that my “LOVE Banner” was included in the Silhouette “Valentine’s Day Round-Up” along with your beautiful candles!!!

    Peace, Love and Joy,

    Joyce
    http://peaceloveandjoyce.com/silhouette-cameo/

  9. These are so cute! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday last week!

  10. Great Valentine’s Day project! Thanks for linking up to the Creative Exchange!

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