Glass Gem Votive Candle Holders

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Square feature image of a finished DIY glass gem votive candle holder made with blue and green glass gems from the dollar store and an upcycled glass jar sitting on a weathered wood table outside with greenery in the background.

This glass gem votive candle holder is easy to make and throws a lot of sparkle.

Make a few to give as gifts or make a bunch of them as decorations for a wedding or shower or to give as gifts. Just don’t forget to make a couple for yourself!

I chose aqua and sea green colored gems but you can buy them in many colors.

As far as putting this DIY together, I did run into a slight snag. I originally tried to glue the gems directly onto my glass jar and they kept sliding off. I really don’t know if they would have stuck at all but I do know they wouldn’t set up.

To fix this I used a sheer sparkly mesh (tulle basically) and glued that to the jar so my gems had something to adhere to.

Supplies

  • Glass jar or votive
  • Sheer mesh (tulle)
  • E6000 Adhesive 
  • Glass Gems
  • Cardstock (or thicker paper)
  • Elastic bands
  • Decorative ribbon or raffia (optional)

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How to Make Glass Gem Votives – 3 Easy Steps

STEP 1: Adhere tulle Mesh to the Jar

Glue a layer of sheer mesh (tulle) to your glass jar or votive using E600 Adhesive.

Step 1 photo - DIY Glass Gem Votive Candle Holder: Glue a layer of sheer mesh (tulle) to your glass jar or votive using E600 Adhesive.
Glue a layer of tulle onto the glass jar.

STEP 2: glue the Glass gems

Glue glass gems starting at the bottom of your jar using E6000. Once the first row is set up, glue on your second row of gems.

Step 2 photo - DIY Glass Gem Votive Candle Holder - Use E600 to glue glass gems to the base of your jar/votive. Once the first row is set up, glue on your second row of gems.
Begin gluing glass gems row by row.

STEP 3: Secure Gems and Let Dry

Wrap a piece of cardstock around the gems and use an elastic band to secure them. Let dry for 1 hour. Continue two rows at a time with 1 hour of drying time until done.

Step 3 - DIY Glass Gem Votive Candle Holder - Wrap a piece of cardstock around the two rows of gems and use an elastic band to secure. Let dry for 1 hour. Continue two rows at a time with 1 hour drying time until done.
Use card stock and elastic bands to hold the gems in place while they dry.
DIY Glass Gem Candle Votives - Vertical Pinterest Pin for sharing.
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