Sugar Crystal Candle Holders

Sugar Crystal Candle Holders


You can make a sweet gift for a teacher, friend or family member using only a few ingredients. This decoupage sugar crystal candle holder is a very cute, inexpensive gift that only takes about 20 minutes to make. It's so easy that children of all ages can easily make their own sugar-coated creations.



  1. In a bowl, mix 1 cup of sugar with a couple of drops of food coloring. The more food coloring you put in, the darker your color will turn out.
  2. Spread out the colored sugar onto a plate and set aside.
  3. Paint your glass container liberally with Modge Podge. The more Modge Podge you use, the better the sugar will stick to the glass.
  4. Roll your candle holder over the colored sugar on the plate. Once it's coated, you can pat the sugar down with your hands to be sure it is evenly coated.
  5. Let it dry for at least a couple of hours and're done! You can lightly spray a clear spray paint or shellac over the candle holder after it's dry to prevent the sugar from falling off over time. Seal in a plastic bag and store in an airtight container. 

Other Suggestions:

  • You can also try coarse grains of sugar, such as Turbinado, for a rougher and more opaque coating.
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