Scatter Candle – tutorial

I recently went to the Dollar Tree to get a replacement for a candle holder goblet that had been broken.  When I was looking around, I’d noticed that they had just gotten in an entirely new line of glass candle holders.  When I saw these square candle holders with straight sides, I just had to have them.  I’d seen something similar years ago, and I’ve been wanting to try my hand at it ever since.  And now that my flat backed glass table scatter collection has grown, (there are so many beautiful colors now) I was ready!

Scatter Candle with Glitter

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

Glass candle holder

Flat backed, glass scatter

Hot glue gun & glue sticks

Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue

Glitter! (I used a silver holographic glitter, you can use what ever suits your fancy)

Scatter Candle Supplies

I began by emptying the bag of scatter out & separating the colors.

Scatter Candle colors

Then I had to separate the brushed colors, since there were light & dark ones.

Scatter Candle colors

Then with the hot glue, I glued a row of scatter to the bottom, all the way around.  (they stuck like crazy in an unbelievably short time, so take your time)  (I did make some mistakes, and the only way I could get those glass marbles off was with a razor blade, so please take your time)

I kept adding rows.

gluing on scatter for Scatter Candle

When I finished the last row of scatter, there was still glass at the top, but not enough for another row.

Adding last row of scatter to candle holder

I couldn’t have that!  So I added some glitter to the top & the rim.

Glitter supplies used for Scatter Candle

I chose the clear gel because the glue was going on glass.  I glued & glittered one side at a time. I brought the glue down to the top of the scatter & on the rim of the candle holder.

Applying glue to add glitter to the Scatter Candle

And then I started to sprinkle on the glitter.

Glitter added to Scatter Candle

glitter on Scatter Candle

Add a votive candle & you’re done!  The glitter makes it sparkle when the sun is out & the candle will make it sparkle when it’s night time.

Scatter Candle with candle

I was going to post this yesterday, but I wanted to have a picture of the candle lit up at night.  Darkening the room just doesn’t do it justice.

Scatter Candle with candle lit

Scatter Candle with candle lit

So here are a couple of pictures of the candle lit up at night.  I love the way the spaces between the scatter makes such an interesting display of light!

Scatter Candle at night

Scatter Candle at night

I can’t wait to put this on a table scape.  Or maybe on the coffee table?  Or in the bathroom?  On a patio?   I can’t imagine this candle not fitting in anywhere.

Now my mind is racing.  How about different shaped containers!

I’m thinking of all the combinations that I can create for different holidays!   Maybe some red, white & blue?  Or white & clear for Christmas?  Orange, red & yellows for Fall?  Green for St. Patrick’s Day?  The possibilities are endless!

I hope you’ll give this one a try.  It’s so easy to do, and can be made to fit in to any color theme.

Happy Creating everyone!

I’m linking up with A Stroll Thru Life


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