Ombré Glitter Valentine Votive

Friends, you know our motto around here is, “Glitter makes everything better!” So, as I was trying to think of some fun new Valentine projects for this year, I knew at least one of them had to sparkle. Here’s a really simple but eye-catching glitter project you can make in about five minutes…check it out.

Glitter Votive

– clear glass votive holder, vase, or other glass container
– fine glitter in multiple shades of pink and red
– sponge brush
– Mod Podge {I used the Dishwasher Safe formula}


Before you start, spread some newspaper or other kind of covering on your workspace. Glitter is going to fly. Everywhere. As you can see, my little magazine wasn’t big enough for the mess I made. Fortunately, I did it outside {which I also recommend if it’s not below freezing}.


Use your sponge brush to apply an even coat of Mod Podge to the bottom third of the votive holder. Sprinkle your lightest color of glitter over most of the covered area, leaving a little bit of room at the top. Add more Mod Podge, this time covering the middle third, and sprinkle your next color of glitter on top. Allow it to overlap the previous color of glitter a bit so that it looks more like a gradual fade than a distinct line where the colors change. Finish up by covering the rest of the glass with Mod Podge and sprinkling your darkest glitter on top.

Ombré Glitter Votive Holder

Shake off the excess glitter and allow it to dry completely. Then, cover the entire thing with one more even coat of Mod Podge to seal the glitter in place and keep it from coming off when it’s handled.

While you can use any kind and/or colors of glitter you like, I found Martha Stewart glitter to give the best results because it’s incredibly fine. If you use a more coarse glitter, it won’t cover or blend as well. Also, you can use any kind of Mod Podge formula you have, but I recommend Dishwasher Safe just because that will make your project more resistant to water if it happens to get wet.

Glitter Votive Holder

That’s it! If you want to use this technique on a different kind of glass piece, feel free! It would also make a beautiful vase, don’t you think? I happened to pick up my votive holder at Goodwill for just a few cents, but you can use anything you like or have on hand. What do you think? I’m loving how it turned out; the perfect accent for a Valentine Date Night at home!

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One Comment

  1. These are so awesome and I love the heart wine charms you made too! These would be perfect for the new link party I’m going to be a part of starting this Monday. Hope to see you there!

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