Stabilizing a Tea Light in a Blown Glass Holder

Are there some plastic or glass rings out there to lay inside a blown glass candle holder for stabilizing the tea light? Many blown glass candle holders have a hump in the middle that the tealight will not sit on properly, and if it sits on an uneven surface, the wax pours out of the tealight. Anyone know of any?

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December 29, 20160 found this helpful

I have a thick tea cozy that I put under all my candles. See if you can put it at the bottom of the glass decanter and put the candle on top of it.

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January 1, 20170 found this helpful

When I read this I thought of a small shot glass. I hope this helps.

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January 1, 20170 found this helpful

You can buy that tacky glue that peels right back off. You know like the kind that you find on a sheet/advertisment inside an aluminum pan. It is being held there with this clearish color blob of soft sticky glue, and you just peel it off.

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I have used this in places like you are talking about where you can't get something to stand up properly. I hope this is some help. Try an office supply store.

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December 29, 20160 found this helpful

Use a piece of crumpled aluminum foil to stabilize the tea light.

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December 29, 20160 found this helpful

Plasticene would fill in the spaces and allow your tealight to sit level.

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December 29, 20160 found this helpful

I light a candle, lit some wax melt and run into the bottom of the holder. then, while it is still warm, put the tea light in it. As the wax hardens it will hold it in place.

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December 30, 20160 found this helpful

I would get one of those little mesh bags of glass"buttons" from the dollar store. a few of these in the bottom will level things up and would let the candle burn safely.

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December 30, 20160 found this helpful

Plus I think it would make it look very pretty!

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December 30, 20160 found this helpful

Any lid from any empty jar should do the trick, but if you can find a lid the exact depth / heighth of the hump, you'll be in business.

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December 30, 20160 found this helpful

I use clean sand for many things like this and it can be bought in small bags at arts and crafts stores or even larger retailers that have a crafts department.

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Larger bags are inexpensive and can be purchased at all of the larger retailers. (Walmart, Lowe's, Home Depot)

My oldest son is an artist and he brought me some Tempera paint (dry) that can be mixed with the sand if you want nice colors (we used these to make the pretty vases with layers of different color sand). This can be bought at arts and crafts stores. These were really fun things to make.

I keep a lot of craft style links for when someone is looking for fun things to do with children. Here is one site that tells you how to color sand with food coloring:

somethingturquoise.com/.../

I love Wikihow for everything and they have a link with some instructions also:

www.wikihow.com/Dye-Sand


You can use as much or little as you like (even makes it so you use a larger holder by just adding more sand).

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December 31, 20160 found this helpful

I use a product called Stick-Um Candle adhesive. It never hardens and can be washed off with hot soapy water if necessary.

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The manufacturer is Fox Run Craftsmen, Ivyland, PA. Love, love love it!

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January 1, 20170 found this helpful

Dollar Stores have several colors of fine sand and would secure and straighten a tea light when added.

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January 11, 20170 found this helpful

Like the glass and sand you could also fill the bottom with tiny stones or shells enough to make a level setting. You could also make a level surface with polymer clay by pressing it into the bottle until level and then baking it as directed on the package. It would be removable after the candle is burned so you could dump it out to clean off any remaining dripped wax or blackened wick carbon, and use it again. With the stones and shells you would probably find that they gunk up with candle residue needing to be replaced each time.

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