Day 57: Glittered Christmas Candles-Tutorial

by thecraftaholic


“I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness…”

Happiness. We look to so many things to fill our happiness. To fill the happiness in our life, we look to artificial things. Things that fill an exterior and artificial version of what happiness should be. It just looks like happiness. But in reality, what is it? What is happiness?
We translate happiness into things. We say that being pretty is what will make us happy. Or being a mother. Or having money. But when we have these things, nothing changes.
Happpiness is a choice we make. We can choose to be happy with what we have around us, or we can choose to look for something to fill an artificial fluffy feeling.
Happiness is like love.
True emotions are not these silly fluffy feelings that just make you smile, or make you act as if you are in a soap opera. No.
True emotions are verbs. They are actions. Love is an action. Happiness is an action. True happiness goes hand in hand with being content. You can’t have one without the other.
And so when we choose to seek out happiness, we need not look too far. All we must do is be silent and listen. Listen to yourself.

So for today’s craft endeavor, I am in full Christmas mode. I love Christmas so much. It’s such a
happy season, for the most part.

I made a set of Christmas Candles.

It’s early, I know. But the holidays sneak up on you, and before you know it, BAM! It’s a week until Christmas and you didn’t make an gifts for anyone. So I’m starting early this year. I’ve already got a few gifts made.
I’m foregoing the traditional Raspberry jam that I normally make and am going to make Chocolate Truffles. I’ll still make some jam for my vegan sister in law, perhaps.
But yum. Chocolate truffles. And they are so much quicker to make than jam. Yum. Delish.
By the way, these candles are so super easy to make.
You’ll need:
Some dollar store candles
Elmer’s Glue
Leftover foil glitter

and that’s it.
Just apply the glue with a foam brush onto the candles, and roll the wet candles onto the glitter.
Then let them dry.
You can of course, make some Channukah candles, depending on your religious persuasion. Another fun idea is using gold glitter and some bigger sized candles.
If you want, you can spray them afterward with some spray varnish.

The Craftaholic