DIY 2014 New Year Glitter Candle

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You can make the beautiful New Years candle in any combination of glitter colors you want.  This project is fast because spray adhesive takes only a couple of minutes to dry.

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Materials:

Pillar candle
Painter’s tape
Ruler
Scissors
Printed letters (optional)
Fine glitter
Spray adhesive
Junk mail or scrap paper

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You can use whatever candle you want.  I happened to have this 6 inch white candle that had hardly been used.  Start by making a straight line down the candle with painter’s tape.

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Measure the length of the candle, divide it by four, and mark it on the painter’s tape.

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Make a straight line with tape around the first measurement mark.

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Cut out a two in painter’s tape.  You may want to print out numbers to use as a template.  Place the 2 on the candle.

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Cover top of candle with painter’s tape.

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Wrap the candle with junk mail or scrap paper.

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Spray exposed candle with spray adhesive following the directions on the bottle.  You want a think layer of spray adhesive.

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Sprinkle a layer of glitter on candle over a fresh piece of paper or newspaper.

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Shake off excess glitter and remove tape.

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Repeat this process with the zero, one, and four alternating glitter colors.

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Carefully remove the number tape from the candle.  Wipe away any loose glitter from the newly exposed numbers with a cotton swab if necessary.

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Happy New Year!  Have you started thinking about your resolutions yet?

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