DIY Dollar Store Holiday Candles | Christmas In July

We are getting into the “dog days of Summer”.  It’s in the upper 90s most days here and all I want to do is get in the pool BUT… I still have to think ahead.  

Sometimes the best time to buy something is off season and when I saw these little flower pots at the dollar store I was pretty sure I could use them to make something super fun for a “Christmas In July” craft.

DIY Dollar Store Holiday Candles  - Christmas In July

I know, I know.  But since it was time for our annual Christmas In July Giveaway, I thought some Easy Dollar Store Holiday Candles would fit right in.  

You can enter to win $500 PayPal Cash below to get a head start on your holiday shopping too but first… let’s get our glitter on, shall we?

DIY Dollar Store Holiday Candles

Here are the easy supplies I used (a couple are affiliate links):

  • Dollar Store Terracotta Candles
  • Red Spray Paint
  • Glitter Mod Podge (this stuff is the BOMB)
  • Adhesive Letters (from JoAnn but you can also find them HERE)

The steps are so easy – you could have a bunch of these made in a weekend and set them aside for little holiday hostess gifts or teacher gifts, etc.

DIY Dollar Store Holiday Candles

First, I cut a little cardstock to insert over the candle so the spray paint wouldn’t get in there.  Then just spray paint the little pots upside down and, once dried, turn them right side up to hit the top with a little paint.

Once dried, I coated the pots with Glitter Mod Podge.  I. Love. This. Stuff.  All the glittery fun without the mess of glitter everywhere. You can see it dries clear with just the sparkly glitter showing.

DIY Dollar Store Holiday Candles

Once the Mod Podge dried, I added some silver letters I found at JoAnn.  You could paint letters on if you want and also you could use more pots to create different words.

This only took a few hours.  Mainly because… well, I was watching paint dry.  

DIY Dollar Store Holiday Candles  - Christmas In JulySo now is definitely the time to find these little flower pot candles at your Dollar Store since they are classified as “Summery”.  Not sure they will be in stock once the holidays get here!

Hope you enjoyed this quick and easy holiday craft and back to that giveaway.  In case you missed it, I’ve teamed up with a few fabulous bloggers again this year for  a $500 Paypal Cash Christmas In July extravaganza.  Talk about getting in the holiday spirit!  

Christmas In July Giveaway at ALittleClaireification.comWouldn’t that help with getting some holiday shopping done early??  Someone has to win and I hope it’s YOU.  You can enter below and good luck!!

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Comments

  1. They are adorable, Claire!

    • Well thanks! They are possibly one of the easiest things ever to make. I have to try not to Glitter Mod Podge everything in sight… ;)

  2. Umm, glitter mod podge?! Must get my hands on some of that!

  3. Thanks for the giveaway! I used Glitter Mod Podge for ornaments one year and loved the results!

  4. Suzi WOLLMAN says:

    Love this easy idea!

  5. Oh one thing I do not miss about central Florida is the heat during the summer! Yeah, it gets hot here in south Florida but typically, there is always a breeze so quite often, it’s tolerable!

    LOVE these candles, Claire! Such a crafty gal you are!

    • Yes it is indeed crazy hot here and not much breeze at all. I think a trip to the beach is in order!!
      Thanks for stopping in Julie!! xo

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