DIY New Year's Candles

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I remember my parents having epic New Year’s Eve parties when I was a child. My sisters and I were usually ushered to a babysitter’s house so the adults could enjoy the evening kid-free. However, my mum still let us be part of it by getting us to help decorate. We’d add balloons all over the house and set up a station for the New Year’s party favours. One year, we helped my mum make a fun New Year’s craft: DIY New Year’s Candles!

Of course, this was the 1980s so they looked a little different than the simple DIY I’m sharing today. You get the idea though. Change the numbers to reflect whatever year you are celebrating. This craft is fun for kids to do too. We’d pick the colour of glitter and ended up getting more on us than on the candles themselves. It’s a memory that I smile back on today.
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What You'll Need

To make this easy New Year’s craft, you’ll need the following:
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Step One

Place the numbers of the year you are celebrating on your four candles. You’ll want to choose stickers that will be big enough to stand out on your candles. 
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Step Two

With your spouncer or brush, dab Mod Podge on the sides of the candle only. Leave the top part of it empty. Keep a cleaning cloth or paper towel close by because this step can get a little sticky! 
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Step Three

Spread your glitter on a flat, clean surface. We did this part outside on a piece of paper towel. Glitter gets EVERYWHERE so you’ll want to try to keep it confined to one area of your home. 

Roll each candle into the glitter to cover all the Mod Podge. Check the candle to make sure you didn’t miss a spot. 
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Step Four

Carefully peel off the stickers to reveal your numbers. I did this step before the Mod Podge dried so it would be easier to remove the stickers. 

Let your candles dry for a few hours before you light them. I left ours overnight on the counter and they were 100% dry the next morning. 

Place them on  pillar candle holders and set them out to show off. They look impressive for something so super simple to make! They look almost identical to the candles my sisters and I made as kids. I think ours were orange glitter though! Silver glitter is more fitting for the occasion, in my opinion! 

Do you make any special New Year’s crafts?
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WRITTEN BY:  simplystacienet

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