3 Nov 2013

Pretty Tealight Holders

Writing for National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) 2013

Now we have a super-organised craft box, what do we do with it? Get crafting, of course! 

We needed a really simple activity combining glue and 'shiny'. And in keeping with the festive spirit of Diwali, the festival of lights.

So we came up with this novel idea of making pretty shiny tealight holders. More like coasters or placemats for the little tealights.

We used foam sheets for the base, as they are just that little bit heat resistant. The tealight was stuck in the centre with crafting glue. Then we went crazy with glitter glue and lots of different shiny bits and bobs - stars, hearts, flowers, leaves, sequins and beads. J also stuck some of his favourite peel-back flowers.  

The end-result - very pretty tealight holders. 

They are reusable too. All you have to do is pull out the original glued up tealight once it burns out and has cooled down, and gently replace it with another one. You don't even have to worry about sticking the subsequent ones. (The initial glueing of the tealight is just a sort of marking process to give you a reference to work around.)

Happy crafting!


  1. These are supercute! I bet J had great fun making them :)

  2. Thanks ladies. We did enjoy making these x

  3. Hope you had a brilliant Diwali! :) they look very sparkly

  4. What a great idea. So simple but they look fab!

  5. Looks lovely - something a little different

  6. wow these are super cute :-) and it sounds like you lad lots of fun making them :-)

    Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

  7. What a lovely idea - they look great :) #WhatstheStory

  8. Ah I love crafts, but unfortunately the idea in my head never looks as good as I planned! :)

  9. Thank you, all you lovely ladies, for stopping by and appreciating J's little effort. Emma, what can I say? Little secret - shiny always looks nice :-)

  10. It's lovely how you made these tealights as part of Diwali. They also look fun to make.

  11. What a fabulous idea! They must have been so much fun to make and they look great. Thank you so much for sharing with #whatsthestory

  12. Thank you Kriss and Charly. They were simple enough for J to really enjoy making them. x


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