Etched Glassware Reuse glassware as candleholders by etching it with pretty motifs. Following manufacturer's instructions, etch glassware with etching cream, add a candle, and enjoy the glow. Get instructions for Marbled Pillar Candles.
Artistic Illumination Turn simple glass votive holders into mini works of art with alternating strips of ribbon. Attach the ribbons with decoupage medium, layering ribbons as desired.
Metallic Candles Set a romantic scene with candles flickering behind silvery glass. Starting with plain cylinder cases or hurricanes, create designs with crafts store stickers, such as airy snowflakes and swirling Victorian motifs. In a well-ventilated area, spray the vases with silver metallic paint. When dry, peel off the stickers.
Country Candle Display Pretty buttons in creamy white surround a beeswax candle to make a cozy display on a holiday table. Use a clear antique dish for continued country charm.
Beachside Comes Inside How to Make It: 1. Start with a large, shallow glass bowl. 2. Create a center mound of sand, leaving a ring of glass showing, and place a large shell in the center. 3. Pour a small amount of sand into clamshells and nestle votive candles inside. 4. Arrange the clamshells around the large shell, and accent with smaller shells.
Beachside Comes Inside Elements of the beach are captured in this easy-to-make candle display. Change the shells from time to time to refresh the display. How to Make It: 1. Start with a large, shallow glass bowl. 2. Create a center mound of sand, leaving a ring of glass showing, and place a large shell in the center. 3. Pour a small amount of sand into clamshells and nestle votive candles inside. 4. Arrange the clamshells around the large shell, and accent with smaller shells.
Seashell Candles Clean shells and let dry. Melt small chunks of a paraffin block or old candle stubs in the top of a double boiler. Cover the work surface with plastic or newspaper. Slowly and carefully pour melted wax into shells. Quickly put a wick in the center of the wax. Let cool about 30 minutes. Never leave burning candles unattended
Easy craft project: Make goblet candles Step 1. After cleaning the goblets with metal polish and a clean cloth, we followed the directions on the package of Microwaveable Soy Wax for Containers (by Yaley; $6.99 for 1 lb.; from
Snowflake Candle Decor Secure mini snowflake ornaments to a large red candle using white map push pins -- or any short pin with a round white head. Use additional pins as polka dots. Nestle the candle in a plate or decorative bowl filled with Epsom salts to simulate snow.