I am slowly but surely starting to break out my Christmas décor, and slowly but surely putting away fall and Thanksgiving items. Normally, I have a very strict routine of not getting any Christmas items out before Thanksgiving. In fact, the only Christmas item I will have out beforehand is our tree (which we will cut down and light – but not decorate – the weekend before Thanksgiving). After Thanksgiving dinner is when I get out all of my Christmas decorations for the tree and home… it makes for a fun holiday activity on Thanksgiving when all the guys are watching football!
Since John and I will be out of town in Seattle this Thanksgiving, I don’t feel as much of a need to honor this tradition – I want everything ready for Christmas by the time we get home (and not to mention, Thanksgiving is so late this year that we will hardly have a month to enjoy everything if I don’t get it out beforehand!). Along with festive decorations comes baked goodies and DIYs… I love it all!
This past weekend I did my first Christmas DIY for the season. It was easy, inexpensive, and included glitter and festive-scented candles... an all-around DIY win, if you ask me!
What you need:
(I bought scented pillar candles at Walmart... the tall were $2.97 and the short were $1.97)
It is quite simple… start by using the painter’s tape and tape your pillar candles where you want the glitter line to be. I varied the heights of glitter so that they wouldn’t all be uniform (the variations makes them more visually interesting!). Use a paint brush and cover the lower half of the candle with Mod Podge and sprinkle with glitter. Allow the glitter to dry (I waited over night to be sure). Once the candles are dry, give them a good tap or two to remove the extra glitter and then slowly peel off the tape.