A few simple swipes of the glue gun with glass stones and a sparkling Christmas Candle is made for your family and friends to enjoy. A great addition to any gift basket! One of the really nice features of this DIY is the ease and simplicity of making the Christmas candle.
A few affordable materials from the dollar store and amazon, the trusty glue gun and a little of your time will produce a creative homemade gift – and I don’t know about you – but I love homemade gifts!
Looking for an illuminated addition to your holiday table? These Christmas Candles add an illuminated touch as part of a centerpiece for a holiday event – the Christmas Candle will not disappoint.
How To Make The Christmas Candle
Check your local dollar store as most of the materials are available!
- Glass candle holder
- Flat backed, glass stones
- Hot glue gun & glue sticks
- Candle – You can also use tea lights if you don’t want to use a larger candle
** Battery tea lights also work very well and I love the safety feature of battery operated tea lights.
- Empty glass beads on a flat surface and separate the stones or glass beads by color to ease the design process.
- A word of advice is to work quickly when gluing the glass stones onto the glass. The glass stones will adhere to the glass very quickly and can be difficult to re position once glued.
- I suggest a practice run if you have extra materials to get a feel for how the colors will look once arranged.
- Using your hot glue gun, glue a row of gems to the top and all the way around the glass candle holder.
- Placing the glass stones in rows is helpful as this will ensure there will be enough room for all your glass stones and the size can vary of each stone slightly.
- Keep adding rows until you have reached the bottom. Add stones either in rows or can stagger stones for a different color combination.
- As glue gun aficionados well know, do a visual once over of the glass holder to ensure none of those pesky glue gun strings are hanging around.
- Or as I say, glue gun check and your Christmas Candle to good to give or add to your Christmas decor!
Add a votive candle and you are fini!
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