Embellished Altar Candle DIY
I can’t seem to pass up a prayer candle. Whether I am in the dollar store or the thrift shop I am compelled to buy them. As you might have guessed I have acquired quite the collection. So if you too are hoarding your candles, let’s gussy them up a bit since they are not quite glittery enough as they are, and proudly display them for all the world to see.
Paint & paint brush
Glitter & glue
Sequins or other glittery trim
Jewels for embellishing
Hot glue gun
In order to get a good coat of glitter on the candle it helps to paint the back of the candle with the same color paint as your glitter. Paint the area around the image – I like to cover up all of the words on the back of the candle. As you can see I am using white paint because I chose white glitter for this candle. Also here’s a super close up of my cheapo paint brush and my skilled brush work. Let the paint dry – I am impatient so I put mine in front of a fan for 10 minutes.
Next coat the painted area with white glue or mod podge and douse that sucker with a heap of glitter. Let dry. Clean up the fallen glitter before you put the fan on again or your will have a glitter snow storm in your house.
Now comes the fun/burn your finger part. Add trims, sequins, jewels and any darn thing you want to your candle. Go crazy.
Isn’t she a vision?
Group your embellished candles together for maximum kitsch effect.