Friday, December 10, 2010

Do it Yourself: Shimmer Candles

This is the shimmer candle I just made tonight. I found this great idea through Emily at Remodeling this Life. You can find the post here. I love shimmery/sparkly things at Christmastime.

5 things, that's it. Takes less than 5 minutes to do! A candle, paper plate, cheap foam brush, some mod podge, and epsom salt.

First, spread mod podge around the candle until it is coated.


Then roll it in epsom salt (I know its hard to see the salt on the plate). Roll it around a few times.


And there ya go! Super easy and you could even do this with your kids!

25 comments:

  1. LOVE it! What a great way to spice up those boring candles!!! Now I'm thinking of all the things I could make 'shimmery'...

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  2. Very nice and very easy!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. That's awesome! Great idea, thank you for the inspiration! :)

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  4. oh yeah! gonna shimmer everything now! thank you!!

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  5. What a great idea! EmbracingBeauty.com recommended this do-it-yourself project.

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  6. That is so neat! I'm certainly going to try that! It would dress up even ugly candles!

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  7. Maybe a dumb question, but is it safe to use Mod Podge on a candle you plan to light? I thought it was flamable.

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  8. Excellent idea!!! I'm always looking for crafts that I can do with my kids. :) These would make amazing gifts for their teachers, grandparents, aunties. So glad you shared!!!

    Merry Christmas!!!

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  9. Good question Renee - i love this but would worry....

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  10. I love this would you agree to guest posting on my blog for my Handmade for Christmas Celebration?

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  11. Debbie Smith on facebookDecember 15, 2010 at 2:14 PM

    Would like to see some more of your decorating things furniture or crafts. This is cool.

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  12. Thanks for linking to my project! Yours look great!!

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  13. If you don't have mod podge you could use Elmer's glue, the results would be the same.

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  14. Awesome! A new follower here! I am going to have to try this next week with the kiddies! Everyone uses Mod Podge and I never have...going to have to start!

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  15. Also a new follower! Cute idea with the candles. And it is a great project that kids can work on. I'm always looking for new crafty ideas for the kids! :o) Thanks

    Nancy with Urban Corner
    MyUrbanCorner.blogspot.com

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  16. i've been seeing a renaissance with epsom salts...totally cute.

    if you have a moment, link this up at creative juice to share with my readers!

    :)
    nicolette @http://momnivoresdilemma.blogspot.com/2010/12/creative-juice-thursday-3.html

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  17. Thanks for linking up! I love this epsom salt project...and to think I only used it for baths...

    Hope to see you back soon,
    Nicolette

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  18. you could also use Modge Podge Shimmer or Modge Podge Glitter...wonder what Modge Podge Glow in the Dark would look like?

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  19. Great idea! I just started embellishing candles myself. I'm your 43rd follower.

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  20. Love it! Thanks for this awesome idea.

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  21. Fantastic idea!!! Don't forget you can get the epsom salt and the candles at the $1 store!!

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