How to Make Stained Glass Candle Boxes

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How to Make Stained Glass Candle Boxes
Make your own stained glass candle holder using craft materials. (stained glass image by Andrew Breeden from Fotolia.com)

Candle light can make any room feel more elegant and cosy, but tapered candles often drip and damage tables and carpeting. One solution is to use a tea light candle holder, which contains a small tea light candle inside a secure holder that catches any drips that occur. You can make a tea light candle holder even more beautiful by transforming a basic glass box holder into one that resembles stained glass.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue stick
  • Plastic plate
  • Tea light box candle holder
  • Newspaper
  • Flat glass marbles
  • Tea light

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Place a tea light box candle holder onto a sheet of newspaper.

  2. 2

    Place a glue stick into a hot glue gun, then place the gun onto a plastic plate. The plate catches any dripping hot glue.

  3. 3

    Plug in the hot glue gun, allowing it to heat up for a few minutes.

  4. 4

    Squeeze a pea-sized amount of hot glue onto one side of a flattened glass marble, and press the glued side onto the side of the box candle holder. Hold the marble in place until the glue hardens.

  5. 5

    Continuing gluing on flattened glass marbles, placing the marbles right next to each other on the box candle holder. Allow the glue to harden.

  6. 6

    Place a tea light candle into the middle of the stained glass box candle holder.

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