Thursday, October 25, 2012

Glitter Tealight Holders

I'm getting into Christmas early this year.
I mean, I might as well, considering it's snowed for 2 days here already.  And not the wimpy snow that melts once it hits the ground.  The big, fluffy white stuff that coats everything.  
Don't get me wrong, it beautiful, it sets the tone for Christmas.. but that's the thing.  Halloween hasn't even passed us by yet.  I'd prefer to wait until the kids have done the trick or treating and I'm putting away all the spooky decor.
That aside, I still can't wait for the Christmas season.  I love the sparkly lights and the beautiful trees.

So I was cruising through one of my favorite blogs, Ruffles & Stuff, and noticed she was fancying up some pumpkins (among other things) with glitter.  She also glittered her tea light holder.  Which got me really excited.  Does anyone else have a butt load of those tacky glass tealight holders?  
I remember being a teen and stocking up on those at the dollar store to add the candle ambiance to our bedroom.  
Apparently, I still had them lying around collecting dust in the basement boxes.
At last.  They have a purpose!

So I got busy.  And created these.

Makes me wonder why I never thought of it sooner!
Here's how to do it.  
Get your mod podge out, some glitter (I decided to stick with simple silver to go with ALL my Christmas decor), your tealight holders, a brush and plastic container to contain some of the mess.  Oh also some clear coat for the end.

First off, brush the mod podge over the bottom portion of the tealight holder.  

Sprinkle on the glitter (hold it over the plastic container) and coat heavy for a dazzling look!  Then tap a few times to get rid of the excess.

Set aside to dry with the glittered side up.  If you are doing a bunch like me, continue on with the rest. 

This is why the plastic container is great.  After doing a few, you'll have a ton of glitter at the bottom of your container.  Simply shake to the bottom corner and pour it back into your glitter bottle.

Once dry, which takes about 20-30 minutes. You can do the tops.

Coat the top to where it meets tea light and to where you added glitter to the bottom.

Add your glitter.  Tap off excess.

And set to dry.

Once they're all dry, you can spray your candle holders with a clear coat.  I stuffed the candle hole with newspaper.

Then sprayed them with my clear coat finish.

I gave them all about 2 coats of clear coat since glitter likes to sprinkle everywhere.
And look how sparkling they look with a candle.

I know it looks a little off with the pink and red tea lights but that's all I had on hand.

And if the kids are near, be sure to pop in your battery powered tea lights (love those!).

Everything is always better with some glitter, don't you think??

I can't wait to set these out with my Christmas decor!

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Sara said... Best Blogger Tips

These are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

Pinkie for Pink said... Best Blogger Tips

I found your blog over on Twitter and I am so glad I did.. You have some awesome crafts/DIY. I LOVE these candle holders idea.. I am your newest GFC follower as well. Would love if you would come visit and follow me.


Katie Adams said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh how I love modge podge! The candle holders are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing

Kellie said... Best Blogger Tips

they look beautiful! what a great project!

Jill said... Best Blogger Tips

I Absolutely LOVE these Vixen! I'm a big fan of anything glittery - and although I don't have mini tealight holders like that - I've got others of various shapes and sizes that I might do this too!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Becolorful said... Best Blogger Tips

Magical and enchanting. I'm so ready for Holiday posts. :D Thanks for sharing.

Carrie said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, those are beautiful!! I love them! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the sparkles! Really glammed them up. Thanks for sharing at I Made It! Monday. Can't wait to see what you share this week.

Alderberry Hill said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for linking to make the Scene Monday, you are being featured later this evening!