Adding some glitter to candles is perfect all year round especially for the holidays! It isn’t as simple as just adding some glitter to your melted wax since the glitter will sink to the bottom and you’ll never see it! You also want to make sure to keep it nontoxic!
The most important element is to make sure you are using cosmetic glitter. Cosmetic glitter is made out of metal so it does not melt from the heat of the flame or wax. Many craft glitters are made from plastic which can melt in the wax and release toxins into the air.
- 1. The easiest way to add some glitter to your candle is by using metallic jars that already have glitter on them! Shop metallic jars here…
- 2. The second easiest way to add glitter is by just adding a pinch to the top of your candles! A little bit of glitter goes a long way so just tap a small amount off of a spoon to complete the top. Make sure to do this while your wax is almost cool or lightly heat gun the top and then add glitter! Again make sure to use cosmetic glitter so it does not melt.
- 3. Lastly you can “paint” the inside or outside of the jar with glitter. If painting the outside of the jar any glue that dries without being sticky can be used. If painting the inside of the jar candle gloss is the best to use. Paint the inside of the jar with a paint brush using candle gloss then add glitter and swirl it around the jar, dump any excess glitter. Let the jar dry for 24 hours then pour wax.