How to Make a Mosaic Votive Holder

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How to Make a Mosaic Votive Holder
You can make a mosaic votive holder to give as a gift. (mosaic image by Stanisa Martinovic from

When you burn a candle in a colourful mosaic votive holder, the light shines through the colourful mosaic in a rainbow. Although you can buy these holders from a home decorating store or through an online merchant, you can also make your own mosaic votive holders by hand using a few craft materials. You can give mosaic votive holders to family members and friends as thoughtful handmade presents.

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Things you need

  • Glass votive candle holder
  • Coloured flattened glass marbles
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue stick
  • Grout
  • Washcloth

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  1. 1

    Insert a hot glue stick into hot glue gun, and plug it into a wall outlet for 5 minutes to heat up.

  2. 2

    Place a glass votive candle holder onto a tabletop.

  3. 3

    Squeeze a dollop of hot glue onto the back of a flattened glass marble.

  4. 4

    Press the glued side of the flattened marble onto the side of the votive holder.

  5. 5

    Repeat this process until the entire surface of the votive holder is covered with flattened marbles.

  6. 6

    Cover the entire outside surface of the votive holder with grout; use any colour you prefer.

  7. 7

    Use a cloth to wipe the grout away from the tops of the flattened glass marbles.

  8. 8

    Allow the grout to dry completely before using the votive holder for candles.

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