Jan 6, 2014

Diamond Dust Candle Jar Tutorial...


 
Last year
I made one of these
Diamond Dust Candles...
 
I loved it so much
I made four more this year...
 
and thought maybe
you would like to make some too...
 



a perfect way
to add a little sparkle
to cozy winter nights...
 


 
they are beyond easy...
 
a perfect way to recycle
those candle jars
we all have tucked away...
 
I first saw this idea on Pinterest,
I have seen it done with glitter,
and it looked lovely also...
 
but I chose to use Diamond Dust,
which is amazingly sparkly...
 
the small jar of Diamond Dust
is around six dollars
and I had half left over
after making four jars...
 

 
all you need is white glue
and a paint brush...
 
cover all sides of the jar
 with a nice thick coat of glue,
and sprinkle / pour
the Diamond Dust On...
 
catch the extra on a paper plate
and reuse on the next one...
 
I tried rolling the jar
 in the Diamond Dust
and the glue will coat the Diamond Dust
and take the sparkle right out of it...
so sprinkle...
 

at first they are opaque...
 
when the glue dries
all that sparkle will look gorgeous!
 


now just drop in a tea light,
and your all set...
 

 
we could all use a little after Christmas Sparkle...
 

 
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35 comments:

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Bella they are so beautiful,I want some too. I have to try and buy diamond dust in Australia though. I might try on line too. Thank you for sharing x

Hjem & Glede said...

Hi Bella !
Happy new year!
Lovely diamond dust...

To day its raning a lot in Bergen .....I want spring :)))))
Have a beautiful day,

Hug Camilla .

Pamela Gordon said...

Those are really sweet Bella. I've seen them done with epsom salts too but haven't tried them. We are to get rain today then back to the deep freeze tomorrow. It will be messy so I'm staying inside. Have a great week!

Scrap for Joy said...

These candle cups are so dazzlingly pretty! I will be on the hunt for diamond dust today. One question...does it stay affixed to the jar pretty well or does it flake off whenever you move it?
Loved seeing your roses...it's nice to think about warmer weather right now.
Have a cozy week!
Joyce

amorporlovintage said...

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BrocanteuseRose said...

As always you are my inspiration for pink sparkle!
I am redoing my daughters’ room. She has decided she wants shabby chic pink décor. WHOOO HOOO! Pardon me; I’m just a little excited.
This is the perfect project for us to do together and if I use battery operated tea lights they will make a lovely night light glow.

Cindy said...

They are as pretty as can be! and i love that the project is so simple!

Cindy

Alessandra said...

These candles cups are adorable. Thanks for the easy tutorial
Kisses
Alessandra

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, these are so pretty, Bella! I just washed out some candle jars from the holidays, too! I know my girls would love these - thank you for the tutorial. Love your new blog header, too. Hugs xo Karen

Mari said...

Bella what a beautiful idea, I will have to give it a try ;-) thanks for sharing it with us.

Smiles~
Mari

Sandra Lee said...

Perfect timing as a couple of empty holders are staring back at me from my desk.

Merlesworld said...

What a good idea they are so pretty.
Merle...........

Junkchiccottage said...

Bella,
How beautiful are these?! They look pretty easy to make too. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Kris

rocketmom1985@gmail.com said...

These are lovely! Thank you for the post and instructions. I am bookmarking this for future use...DH and I love candles and these are just perfect!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Golly, I almost missed this post! I love the sparkly jars! You can never have enough. Pretty cool. I have never heard of diamond dust! You are worth a million! xx

Rose L said...

The heat from the candle does not soften the glue? There is a clear spray on glue that might work, too, though I have never tried it.
One lady I know used it to put beads on candle jars and she sprayed one side, rolled in beads, and continued in that manner till all was covered

Janneke said...

These candle cups look really wonderful and so simple to do. I would like to make some but first I have to find the diamond dust in our country, i suppose we have it. Thank you for the idea.

One More Time Events said...

Wow these are just beautiful… I haven't heard of Diamond dust… I am now going to be looking for it…thanks for sharing. Would like to invite you to comes share this at One More Time Events….http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2014/01/transforming-christmas-into-valentines.html
Hope to see you there! Tammy

JP said...

Oh, Bella...Bella...Bella! Thank you for sharing your little idea...they are simply gorgeous, as is everything you do!

Christie said...

These are gorgeous Bella, I do have some left over candle holders just waiting for a make-over! Thank you so much for the tutorial :)

Madelief said...

A Happy New year to you and your loved ones Bella! Thank you for the tutorial. The candle holders look lovely!

Madelief x

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Oh, I love these Bella! Great idea! I'm pinning.
Sherry

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hi Bella,
The candle holders are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing the tutorial with us!
Happy New Year!
XO
~Wendy

Dining Delight said...

So pretty and what a great use for empty candle jars! Your photos are gorgeous and capture the beauty of the sparkle and light!

Haworth said...

Your diamond dust candles are so beautiful, Bella! Thank you so much for posting the directions. These would make lovely favors for guests at a winter wedding. They look so pretty with candles glowing inside.

Mom E. said...

They are beautiful, Bella!
I love sparkle and candles..
hugs,
Betsy

Alison Agnew said...

these are gorgeous
and such a simple thing to make

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Alison
Nancherrow (formerly Stuff and Nonsense)

Pamela Vintagy said...

Bellissimo complimenti e grazie del tutorial!

Jann Olson said...

They are beautiful! I have a pretty bottle that I bought at a boutique that has that on it. I was wondering what it was called. Definitely makes things look magical. Hopped over fro wow.
hugs,
Jann

Jann Olson said...

They are beautiful! I have a pretty bottle that I bought at a boutique that has that on it. I was wondering what it was called. Definitely makes things look magical. Hopped over fro wow.
hugs,
Jann

Jann Olson said...

They are beautiful! I have a pretty bottle that I bought at a boutique that has that on it. I was wondering what it was called. Definitely makes things look magical. Hopped over fro wow.
hugs,
Jann

Jann Olson said...

They are beautiful! I have a pretty bottle that I bought at a boutique that has that on it. I was wondering what it was called. Definitely makes things look magical. Hopped over fro wow.
hugs,
Jann

Joyce Olson said...

Visiting from Savvy Southern Style, congrats on being featured and oh my these are so lovely! I am certainly going to make at least one. Your blog is delightful too!
Wishing you a lovely week and a Happy New Year!
Jemma

JP said...

Hey,Sweetie....I just linked your post to mine. I made some wreaths and accented them with your diamond glam. Hope it brings you even more visitor's!
http://sweetinspirationsbyjpdesigns.blogspot.com/2014/01/diamond-dust-love-some-more-hearts.html
Hugs,
JP

Mariaelena said...

so pretty…I've actually done this but put the sparkle right on the candle…
Mariaelena