Glass Gem Dollar Store Candle Holder


Here’s a pretty candle charger I whipped up in like 10 minutes! I thought it made the perfect fall candle accent and it used those pretty glass gems that I love! I bought some from Michaels in orange and black this year. I love how luminescent they are and how they glisten with the candle.

Here’s how you make it!

Glass Gem Dollar Store Candle Holder

What you need:
– Small glass gems (I used orange from Michaels, but you may also be able to find them in other colors at the Dollar Store).
Liquid Fusion® Clear Urethane Glue
– small candle charger from dollar store (mine was from Dollar Tree)

1. Well it’s pretty simple! Arrange the gems around the charger into the arrangement that suits you.
2. Glue the glass gems down using the Liquid Fusion. Let dry.
3. Light your candle and set inside!

Here’s some detail shots of the finished product!

glass gem candle holder

glass gem candle holder 2

glass gem candle holder 4

This project will take you beyond Halloween and into the Thanksgiving season! It would be pretty to make several for a coffee table or to adorn your holiday mantle!

Until next time Swellions!


Colorful Collage Cluster Bottles

colorful bottles

Here’s a fun and colorful project to finish out summer with! I love bright colors and I love to collage. I thought I’d mix the two along with my love for embellishments to create this easy DIY project. It’s a great way to make something super pretty on the cheap! Here’s how you do it!

Gather your supplies. I used various magazines, different sized and cleaned glass jars, Collage Pauge® Instant Decopauge, lid or plate, scissors,brush, and various embellishments including buttons and Tulip® Glam-It-Up!™ Iron-On Crystals™. I also used Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue, but I forgot to show it in the photo.

Cut out various images from magazines. Choose a color scheme like that is in the same color family for the monochromatic look.

The magazine clippings shouldn’t be too large, more around .5″ to 1″ in width and height.

Dip brush in Collage Pauge® Instant Decopauge and add a layer of medium to both front and back of clipping and adhere to jar.

Overlap strips of paper until entire jar is covered.

add buttons
Adorn bottle as desired with embellishments. Let dry.

I hope you enjoyed this project!

Until next time Swellions!


Super easy polka dot treat cups


Halloween décor and party favors shouldn’t break the bank! I’m always scoping out ways to create quick easy crafts on the cheap and I did just that with this project. These would be perfect for party favors or handing out candy to kids at school or trick or treaters. Also, this is an idea you can take into other seasons as well! Choose red silo cups for Christmas or yellow ones for little Easter favor baskets! Fun and simple!

Super Easy polka dot treat cups

– Silo cups
– Americana Acrylic paint in color of choice
– hole punch
– pipe cleaners in colors of your choice
– tulle in color of choice
– pouncer brush
– paint palette or paper plate

1. Load pouncer brush with paint and dab off excess onto plate or paper towel. Pounce dots all over cups randomly. Let dry.
2. Pounce two holes on opposite sides with hole punch. Insert pipe cleaner through holes and twist to for a secure handle.
3. Wrap small strip of tulle in a bow or knot at top of pipe cleaner.
4. Fill with candy or treats and delight your ghouls and goblins!

Check back tomorrow for the final Terrorific Tuesday roundup! I hope you’ve enjoyed all these little roundups. It’s been a lot of work, but very fun and everyone who has participated seems to have really enjoyed doing it!

Have a happy Monday!