DIY Faux Stained Glass Candle Holder

Category Glass Art
A stained glass looking candle holder can be created with colorful tissue paper glued to a glass. You can add colored markers or apply paper layers after the glue has dried.


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Now that fall/winter is setting in, here is a good craft for the whole family! This art project is made with tissue paper, Mod Podge or a glue/water mixture, and any glass candle holder. This idea is easy and the end result is unique. Plus they also make fabulous gifts!

Total Time: 1 hour + dry time

Yield: 1 to 8


  • glass candle holders
  • muti/color pieces of tissue paper
  • Mod Podge or Elmer's glue and water mixture (a small amount of glue with 1/2 cup water blended)
  • sponge brush
  • scissors
  • candles


  1. With clean candle holder set to the side, take your tissue paper and cut into small square and triangle pieces.
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  3. Apply a the glue mixture to a section of the candle.
  4. Place cut tissue in alternating different colors. Repeat on a different section of your holder. There is no wrong look to this, each one unique.
  5. After applying layers, go over the outside lightly with another coat of glue/mix. This will take a few hours for drying.
  6. Once it is dry, you are ready to add a candle and display. Make it part of a holiday arrangement.
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