DIY Christmas Gifts: Glitter Candles

Not all Christmas gifts have to come from the shops. Homemade gifts are often treasured for their personalised touches.


These glitter candles are a fun DIY gift project for all ages.

I love the look of glitter, but when it comes to the clean-up effort, glitter in the hands of kids is like putting fairy shrapnel into their hands. It gets everywhere!

However, we used glitter paint and I can testify that they were super easy for the kids to apply and next to painless in terms of cleaning up.


I also made a glitter candle. I applied PVA glue in segments so it didn’t dry before I added the glitter.

To finish off the glitter candles, I sprayed a coat of craft finishing sealer so that the glitter stays in place.


Remember to keep gift giving meaningful!


 Nov 2012

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Pauline Pauline & Lessons Learnt Journal is all about life with kids. Pauline is an Aussie mum and teacher who shares her love for play, math games, writing and reading activities. She believes that #playmatters, values curiosity & wonder, wisdom, obedience and respect. She also needs naps. When not blogging, she may be found virtually hoarding on Pinterest, trying to decide which Instagram filter to apply, or compulsively refreshing her Facebook feed.