Have you seen the sheets of rhinestones? I think they are usually sold in the wedding section of the craft stores. Now, I have no need for wedding decor but I found a sheet of them on one of the dirt cheap shopping apps and decided to purchase. It is a one-yard (or close to that) piece of a rhinestone sheet non-adhesive. It was a whim and I was thinking I would use it for some kind of embellishment, maybe around a vase or something. Well, guess what, it has sat for six months without me even giving it another thought until yesterday when I was decorating for Christmas.
The holidays are the one time of year most everyone wants a little extra sparkle around the house so I thought it was a good time to use it. I pulled out both regular wax candles and some of my LED candles. Then I got out my package of sequin pins and two-sided tape. I used a tape gun that I have for the tape but regular double sided tape would work just as well.
I cut my pieces to fit around the candles. It was easy since it is a mesh grid. My rhinestone piece had a few irregularities in it. I made sure to use that to my advantage and cut through them so they weren’t noticeable.
I put the cut piece around my regular wax candle and pinned it in three places.
Pushing the pins in hurts a bit so I suggest using a thimble.
I overlapped it just a bit. That side will be turned to the wall so no biggie.
Then I moved to the LED Candles.
I swiped my tape gun around the candle. I wrapped my pre-cut pieces in place and I was done.
A second go-around with the tape might be better especially for larger candles.
It really added a holiday sparkle to my lantern and the fireplace!
To make this project easier, I believe there are sheets of rhinestones that are adhesive. Cut, stick, and it is done.
I will be linking up with these parties.