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Decorate Candles with Glitter and Mod Podge

You can easily decorate candles with this quick tutorial – all you need are glitter, Mod Podge and vinyl stickers. It’s very budget friendly!

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never Mod Podged before, you’ll be successful at this craft. You’ll apply the stickers to the candles, then Mod Podge and glitter.

Decoupage candles with Mod Podge and glitter

This project is so fun – it’s a quick little way to personalize and decorate candles. And if you’re a beginner, one of the easiest projects in the world is decorating candles with glitter. It’s a great place to start with Mod Podge.

I like the idea of using numbers like the girls at Leona Lane did, but you could also use any letters that you like or shapes . . . anything with an adhesive background.

I can picture these for the new year, for a wedding, for graduation – or any time of celebration. Come over to my house in about 3 days and you’ll see glitter candles everywhere!

One thing you might be wondering about – can you burn these candles? Yes, you can. Mod Podge is non-flammable (make sure the glitter package reads non-flammable as well!). HOWEVER.

Please don’t leave these candles unattended, and if you decide to do a large candle, just use this Christmas candle method instead. Carving out a spot for a tea light is much preferred over a big mess of melted glitter and Podge.

Are you ready to learn how to Mod Podge candles with glitter? Check the tutorial out below!

You can easily decorate candles with this quick tutorial - all you need are glitter, Mod Podge and vinyl stickers. It's very budget friendly!

Mod Podge Candles

Yield: 4 candles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $4

In this tutorial you'll be decorating candles with glitter - it's easy to do with Mod Podge!


  • Candles
  • Adhesive letters
  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Glitter


  • Paintbrush


  1. Mod Podge adhesive letters glitter and a paintbrushApply stickers in the saying of your choice to the front of the candles. Smooth.
  2. Applying stickers to candlesAdd a medium layer of Mod Podge to the candle. Sprinkle the glitter over the top.
  3. Mod Podge candlesRemove the stickers and let dry. Enjoy your candles.


Optionally, you can Mod Podge over the glitter after removing the stickers. This will dull the glitter slightly but will also keep it from shedding.

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A quick little candle project at Leona Lane

If you’re ready to start decorating candles with glitter, let me know in the comments! I’d also love for you to check out these other projects:

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Jenn V

Wednesday 30th of January 2013

Yay!! I'm glad you liked my glitter candles. They are so beautiful and fun to make. :)