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Tutorial: Simple Way to Glam Up Candle Holders

12 August 2012 12,043 views 4 Comments

by heather

styled by tori spelling bling on mercury glass candle holders

Get a vintage glam look on some inexpensive mercury glass tea lights by hanging brooches or earrings from them. It doesn't get much more simple than this project -- such a pretty and simple way to glam up a party. You can buy readymade mercury glass candle holders for about $2 at Michaels, or you can DIY mercury glass from dollar store candle holders, and you can use jewelry you already have on hand, or buy some vintage-inspired pieces from the Styled by Tori Spelling line. The best thing about this project? When the party's over, you can remove the jewelry from the candle holders and put it back in your jewelry box.

These would make gorgeous additions to your wedding reception.

Project Materials:

  • Votive holder, $1 (or $2 for the mercury glass version)
  • Styled by Tori Spelling pendant, $5 and up (or use an earring or brooch you have in your jewelry box already)
  • Earring hooks (I used Styled by Tori Spelling), $2.99
  • Optional, poster putty, $1

Total: $3.99 and up

styled by tori spelling earring

To make:

1. Slide a Styled by Tori Spelling pendant onto an earring hook.

2. Hang from a votive holder.

3. If desired, stabilize the pendant onto the candle holder by sticking a little poster putty on the back of the pendant. This will help it to lay flat against the votive holder.

4. Party!

5. When you're done, just remove the jewels from the votives and re-use in your jewelry box.


bling up your glass votives

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  • Jacque Avaht said:

    Did you publish this week a large toy scissors made into a wall hanging? I can’t remember who did the tutorial. I thought of your first.
    Enjoy your blog.

  • Paint Me Plaid said:

    These are very cute!

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  • Candle Joy said:

    Awesome tutorial! A very simple and creative way to create a unique look. Best part of creating these little holders is that they can be changed for any event without having to heavily modify anything. Two thumbs up!