DIY Metallic Scented Candles with Swarovski Crystals

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Create an upscale DIY metallic polka dot (with crystals) Glade candle. Check out more DIY gift ideas at www.monicawantsit.com

Do you ever smell certain candles that just transport you
back in time to a favorite memory? I know I do, especially with holiday scents
since they usually have hints of cinnamon, gingerbread, and even frosted
cookies. My grandma always loved to eat her pan dulce, or bakery sweets, with
her coffee, and around the holidays I remember going to the local Hispanic
bakery to pick out empanadas, pan de polvo (Mexican wedding cookies), and other
treats.

Although my grandma passed away on Christmas Eve in 2006, I
still keep her memories, and love of sweets, in my heart. A scent I am loving
this year is Glade® Frosted Cookie Party—it takes me back to the bakery and our
Sunday mornings around the dining table. I picked up a candle and a plugin from
a holiday end cap during a recent grocery-shopping trip. It’s always convenient
when I can go to HEB and grab baking supplies AND home fragrance products that
smell like I’ve just finished baking.

Create an upscale DIY metallic polka dot (with crystals) Glade candle. Check out more DIY gift ideas at www.monicawantsit.com

I’ve been bitten by the DIY bug, as usual around this time
of year, so I wanted to bling out the candle so it’d fit in with all the other
festive décor on my dining table. This project took me about 15 minutes, and
that included hand-affixing 10 tiny Swarovski crystals.

Create an upscale DIY metallic polka dot (with crystals) Glade candle. Check out more DIY gift ideas at www.monicawantsit.com

As a special bonus, I’ll also give you a quick idea on how
to present your creation as an upscale gift for co-workers, teachers, or
neighbors.

Supplies:

-1 Glade® scented candle of your choice

-Metallic paint pens in silver and gold

-Swarovski crystals (easily found in most craft stores in
the jewelry section)

-12×12 cardstock

-4” of ribbon & floral wire

-Clear tacky glue

Step 1: Start swirling little dots of various sizes in one
color. Try to concentrate them more on the bottom of the candle to create a
“cascading dots” effect.

Create an upscale DIY metallic polka dot (with crystals) Glade candle. Check out more DIY gift ideas at www.monicawantsit.com

Step 2: Swirl around more dots using the other color. Make
sure to overlap the dots a bit to help pull it all together.

Create an upscale DIY metallic polka dot (with crystals) Glade candle. Check out more DIY gift ideas at www.monicawantsit.com

Step 3: Glue the Swarovski crystals to the glass using tacky
glue. Make sure to apply them evenly for a polished look.

The result is a beautiful, handmade candle with a ton of
sparkle. Swarovski crystals are pretty inexpensive (can usually get about 40
for $5), but if you’d like to use plastic rhinestones that would work, too, but
they won’t be as sparkly.

Create an upscale DIY metallic polka dot (with crystals) Glade candle. Check out more DIY gift ideas at www.monicawantsit.com

If you’d like to create a cool wrap to gift these, simply
cut a piece of 12×12 cardstock to 2”x12” and wrap it around the top and affix
on the bottom of the candle with a Glue Dot. A cute bow on the front makes for a beautiful, chic (and inexpensive!) gift.

Create an upscale DIY metallic polka dot (with crystals) Glade candle. Check out more DIY gift ideas at www.monicawantsit.com

Make sure to keep the safety label on the bottom of the
candle for handy tips for basic fire safety. Candles are gorgeous, but please,
PLEASE use them when you can keep an eye on them. Be safe!

I really think this project would be a fun for a holiday
cookie exchange or girl’s night in. As a bonus, you can find coupons for Glade®
scented candles (and plug-ins, wax melts, and aerosol sprays) in Sunday
circulars around the nation on December 7, or online at coupons.com.

So, you’ve now gotten an official glimpse of my black, white, and gold holiday decor. It’s also the color palette for my new home office. I’ll have a mood board tomorrow to show you all my vision. See you soon! xoxo.

What is your favorite candle scent during the holidays?

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5 Comments

  1. Elayna Fernandez
    November 14, 2014 / 5:10 pm

    Que linda, Monica! I am sorry about your loss, but I am happy you find fun and happy ways to keep your grandma alive in your heart. My favorite candle scent is cinnamon and spice 🙂

  2. Karen Carrasco
    November 15, 2014 / 5:45 am

    I love this! I needed ideas for small gifts for my husbands coworkers. So simple but so pretty. I love pumpkin and cinnamon scents.

  3. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    November 15, 2014 / 3:20 pm

    Oh i love this idea. I definitley need to make some. Thanks for the tutorial.

  4. Anonymous
    November 17, 2014 / 8:49 pm

    These are so precious! A great way to fancy them up! Sharing.

  5. Zelma Rivera
    December 9, 2014 / 11:45 am

    Omg, those candles look amazing!! The crystals do make a difference. Thanks for sharing! #client

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