glittered candlesticks

where are all those tutorials i promised you? like i don’t have anything else going on around here! but i managed to squeeze this one out, probably because i did it last year! this is a great craft to do with kids.

wooden candlesticks – you can get these at craft stores. i think mine were from joann’s.
glitter – we used both the superfine glitter and the chunky kindergarten glitter – both worked fine.
glue – we used elmer’s, but any kind would work.
newspaper or paper bags for surface protection

prepare yourself: this is going to be messy. no way around it.

squirt a little glue in a tray – i used an old pie tin – and mix with a tiny bit of water with your paintbrush so the glue will spread easier.

paint the candlestick with the glue in sections, about 1/3 at a time. after one section is painted, sprinkle glitter all over and press with your fingers if needed.

continue down, 1/3 at a time until the entire surface is covered. let dry, and use!

warning: there will be glitter everywhere you set these! but it wipes up, so no big deal!



  1. 1

    Lindsey. Totally having my mom read this for us to do. it looks like alot of fun thanks for the idea.


  2. 2

    I love these. You could also use for Valentines Day. I am always thinking of multi-use :) Thanks for taking the time out to show us more of your creativeness.

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    Hi Lindsey! Love the glittery candlesticks! Oh, and I got my posie pins yesterday…even cuter in person than on the computer! Thanks so much!!!!!

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    pumpkin seed says:

    I just stumbled upon your blog and I just LOVE it! You’re going on my favorites list :)

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    Hey Lindsey.
    I just made glittered candlesticks for my piano teacher and they turn out so cute i want to make some for myself.


  6. 6

    morgan – have your mom post a pic of your candlesticks. i’d love to see them!

  7. 7

    lindsey I will have her do that

  8. 8

    Great tutorial. Thanks so much. Merry Christmas.

  9. 9

    Lindsey My mom said she would post pictures of my glittered candlesticks as soon as she has a chance. Sorry for the delay of her post

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    Laurel MacD says:

    Love the candlesticks. I love all glitter. I left you an award on my blog, cause you’re one of my favorites!

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