Image and Tutorial taken from http://www.thesweetestoccasion.com/2012/07/diy-glitter-vases/
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So with this in mind, I thought I would slightly change the idea to become a candle holder instead of a vase. I checked to see if the glue/base coat and top coats were flammable and lucky me, they were ok to use.
I bought my little vases from Ikea, here, then bought some ModRock, Glitter and a sponge brush.
I then used the sponge brush to glaze the vase with a thin layer of ModRock glue (it works both inside and outside of the glass, so I chose to do the outside just to be safe, I didn't want a naked flame to touch the glue or the glitter). I Then sprinkled the Glitter over the glue, I found that by tapping the vase on the bottom, I shook some of the glitter off and it stuck itself to the remaining glue. Repeat this process about 3 times to get an even coverage of glitter. Then paint another layer of Glue over the glitter to seal it in place. I used another two thin layers of glue to properly seal it and to also make the outside feel smooth. I would recommend this if you do decide to have a go. (Remember to use thin layers of glue!)
And here is the final result...
I also wanted to make some packaging for my glitter candle holders as I wanted to give them as a gift. I wanted something quite simple looking so it didn't retract from the glasses themselves.
I then printed and cut the box out making a die cut window to see the product inside the box. I stuck some acetate to the inside of the box to make the window. I also wanted to raise the glasses up slightly so made an insert in the box for the glasses to sit in (as the bottom of the glass has a little ridge), this way the Glasses won't move about in the box and damage each other.
What do you think? I hope mum likes these!