This glass gem votive candle holder was so easy to make and throws a lot of sparkle.
I chose aqua and sea green gems but the gems come in all different colors. I love the pale pink ones and I have them on my list to get next time I’m at the craft store.
I did run into a slight snag getting started though. I 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.
These little votives are really easy to make once you get going. Make a few to give as gifts or make a bunch of them to decorate tables for a wedding or shower. Just don’t forget to make a couple for yourself!
Supplies You’ll Need
- Glass jar or votive
- Sheer mesh (tulle)
- E6000 Adhesive
- Glass Gems
- Cardstock (or thicker paper)
- Elastic bands
- Decorative ribbon or raffia (optional)
How to Make Glass Gem Votives
STEP 1: Glue a layer of sheer mesh (tulle) to your glass jar or votive using E600 Adhesive.
STEP 2: 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.
STEP 3: 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.
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