Quick Craft: Glitter Party Candle {In Gold}

This is a really quick and easy way to make an ordinary birthday candle sparkle a little brighter.  It’s a fun cake topper for a kid’s birthday and New Year’s Eve parties alike.  And it takes only three supplies and a few minutes to make (plus drying time).

gold glitter candle blog pic

Things You Will Need:

1.  Elmer’s Rubber Cement.

2.  Glitter (I used Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter in Smoky Quartz).

3.  Number Candle(s).



gold glitter candle things you will need blog pic

First, lay your candle or candles on a flat surface like a brown paper bag, a paper plate or newspaper.  Then, brush the front of the candle(s) with rubber cement.  Pour glitter onto the candle(s) and tap to remove excess glitter.

gold glitter candle collage blog picLet your candle(s) dry for about 15-20 minutes before flipping over and repeating the same process on the back.

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Tap again, to remove any additional excess after drying is complete.  Insert into cake and enjoy!

LSP harper cake aftermath{It will be difficult to believe that this festive candle started out in the aisle of your supermarket}

You can try this with any number(s), in your favorite color.  Enjoy!


  1. Sooooo much glitter! HaHa. That was a quick, cute project you did. Very cool.

  2. This was one of my favorite special touches that Pumpkin + Rose helped deliver at Harper’s party! The little things make such a big impact.

  3. pumpkin + rose

    May 21, 2014 at 9:12 PM

    it was the last missing piece 🙂

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