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 gems but these 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.
- 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
Glue a layer of sheer mesh (tulle) to your glass jar or votive using E600 Adhesive.
Glue glass gems to the base of your jar/votive using E6000. Once the first row is set up, glue on your second row of gems.
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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