Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – a sparkly fun light.
When I was making my scary candle holder for Halloween, five-year-old Goddess said she wanted to make a jewelled candle holder.
I explained that jewels and beads would be practical as we cover the whole thing with tissue paper, so the embellishments need to be flat.
We compromised with sparkling metallic sequins and the end result was beautiful.
She had a lot of fun making it as well and the jar doubles as a treasure trove and night light. This is a clever and fun way to recycle glass jars.
I love those sequins and always keep a supply on hand. They can be bought at craft and dollar stores. They have the sparkle of glitter but are not nearly as messy and they can be used for so many cool projects. Check out the pictures below these instructions for some other fun projects using metallic sequins.
SPARKLING FUN LIGHT
- Glass jar – we used a Moconna coffee jar
- Metallic sequins
- Glue – white liquid that dries clear is best. Metallic embellishments don’t adhere too well when using glue sticks.
- Tissue paper
- Wrap the tissue around the jar to determine the size you’ll need to cover it and cut the paper accordingly. Set aside.
- Use a paintbrush to cover the jar in glue – this keeps hands clean so the sequins won’t stick to them.
- Sprinkle the sequins over the glue. You can just randomly sprinkle them, as the Goddess did, or make patterns and designs.
- While the glue is still wet, carefully wrap the tissue paper around the jar and press out any wrinkles.
- If you plan to use a battery candle (safer for the kids) you can decorate the jar lid, as the Goddess did. Now the candle holder doubles as a treasure container.
I hope you enjoyed this project. Be sure to share if you did.
Happy crafting and have a gleeful week, Tamuria.