Calming Crafts: Stained glass candle holder

This week I am starting a recurring segment on the blog entitled “Calming Crafts”. I have always loved doing art projects, and I have found it to be a way to boost my happiness. Weather it’s from feeling accomplished after creating something, or from occupying our minds with a task and getting absorbed in it, crafts can be very, well, calming! 🙂 So, when I find fun crafts, DIY projects or other art ideas I will be sharing them with you here on Where Happiness Lies.

For our first craft, we will be making a stained glass candle holder! A super fun and simple craft, which will leave you with a beautiful candle you can use for meditating 🙂 or just for decorating your room!


LET’S GET STARTED! 🙂


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  • Tissue paper (however many colors you would like)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paint brush
  • Glass jar or glass candle holder
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Candle

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Cut shapes out of the tissue paper. I decided to use different sizes of squares and rectangles, you can stick to the same shape or do different ones!


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Use your paint brush to apply a layer of glue to the jar

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If you are using glitter, you can mix the glitter with the glue at this point. (I was being very resourceful and decided to mix a little glittery eye shadow with my glue 😉 so, if you don’t have glitter you can always dig through your cosmetics and see what you find!)


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Place your tissue paper shapes over the layer of glue


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Use your paint brush to apply a layer of glue over the tissue paper to seal it to the jar


Repeat until our jar is covered!


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Overlap your shapes to create more of a painted/stained glass effect and to ensure full coverage of the jar

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Final product:

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Thanks for stopping by the first Calming Crafts segment on the blog. 🙂 Display your beautiful candle, and incorporate it into your meditation practice! Feel free to share any craft ideas, how this craft went for you, anything! I would love to hear from you! Have a wonderful week!

Namaste,

❤ Meghan

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