I was inspired to make these votive candle holders after browsing the Internet one day for holiday decoration ideas. The candle holders can be bought from your local Dollar Store. These are sure to bring a festive and sparkly look to your dinner table and are wonderful for both Ramadan and Eid!
- Glass votives
- Foam brush
- Mod Podge
- Fine glitter
- Contact Paper
- Scissor and/or X-Acto knife
- Stencil (optional)
Gather all your supplies.
Trace out your pattern onto a piece of contact paper that will be large enough to fit onto the candle holder. I found a pattern of a mosque and moon/star online. After tracing it, I cut it out carefully with a pair of sharp scissors. The mosque pattern I traced was more complex so I cut it out using an X-Acto knife.
Remove the backing of the contact paper, and place your design onto the holder. Smooth it out. I had to be extra careful with the mosque design because of all the pillars. In the examples above, the crescent moon background will be glittered which is why the background is not covered with contact paper. The mosque itself will be glittered so I removed the mosque after cutting it out from the contact paper and pasted the mosque outline on the votive holder.
Next, using the foam brush spread an even layer of Mod Podge onto the entire votive holder, covering the pattern as well.
Spread a layer of glitter onto the holder, making sure to cover all parts. Let dry. I had to apply a second layer of Mod Podge because the glitter seemed sparse in some areas. It helped for me to dab the brush all over the votive instead of spreading it over the initial glitter layer.
Locate the contact paper pattern, peel it away slowly, and admire your creation! Use a toothpick to “clean up” any areas.
– I also purchased a Moroccan style stencil from Michaels because I fell in love the pattern! For this variation, tape the stencil as shown below onto the votive holder. Spread a layer of Mod Podge all over the pattern. Cover with glitter and slowly remove the pattern. Repeat the process again for the other side.
Let me know how your candle holders turn out and be sure to check out our other Ramadan crafts on the blog! Like us on Facebook for the latest updates and posts. May you have a blessed Ramadan!
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What an awesome idea!
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!
Oum Oukkâcha says
I love is beautifull idea ♥
Kiss from france hbiba
Thanks for writing to us! Glad you enjoyed the craft 🙂
what a cute idea! can you provide a link to the online pattern you used for the mosque and moon/star please 🙂
I went on google images and typed in moon/star and mosque, and printed the the template out and traced onto onto the contact paper.
Ilm Islamic E-Publishing says
This is very beautiful and very unique.