DIY: How to spruce up simple tea lights

How many of you have bags of tea lights sitting at home waiting to be used up? Everyone, right? They’re such a go-to item, yet we usually just leave them plain. This is the easiest DIY. Just add glitter!

You will need: tea lights, glitter paper (here’s my choice), scissors, glue gun

Step 1: Measure the height of the tea light

Step 2: Cut a strip of paper to the height and measure the perimeter of the circle and cut.

Step 3: Curl the paper so it easily bends around the light. This was needed for me because my glitter paper was more of a cardboard and awkward to put around a circle.

Step 4: Add hot glue around the perimeter of the tea light.

Step 5: Attach the paper to light.

Voila! That’s it! So simple and cute! Make a whole bunch and add them to your Valentine’s table for an extra dramatic punch.

by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built 

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3 Comments to “DIY: How to spruce up simple tea lights”

  1. Annette, Wedditalia Says:

    Great idea…adding some sparkle to an every-day product. YAY!

  2. A Day in May Design Says:

    Cute idea! And easy to do :) .

  3. This Week on the World Wide Wed | Dallas Girl Friday Says:

    [...] Transform simple tea lights into sparkly table décor in just a few easy steps. “Crafternoon” anyone? — Brooklyn Bride [...]

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