Shedding Light on the Winter Months with Super Glue

January 5, 2017 by Leave a reply »
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Summer is long gone, fall is behind us, and winter has once again taken over with cold days and chilly nights. While there’s nothing more fun than going out with friends or taking a family vacation, there is something about these winter weeks that just begs us to stay inside and simply get cozy.

Candles not only make an easy accent to any shelf or table, but lend themselves beautifully to personalization. With a virtually endless choice of size, shape, and color, DIY candle holders are the perfect homemade project for those looking for a cheap and charming addition to their home. Why be confined to cuddling up by the fire when you can spread the warmth?





Gettin’ Twiggy With It

Golden leaves, crisp air, and amber-tinted evenings are perfect excuses to break out the crafting supplies and make use of some surrounding nature. With just an inexpensive small candle and some twigs from the yard, bring some rustic personality to your mantle or end table. These unique accents will bring some of the great outdoors inside to keep you cozy for those long, chilly winter nights.

Gather these materials before you begin:

  • Glass jar candles
  • Super Glue
  • Thin twigs/branches
  • Pruners
  • Twine

First, collect your twigs from outside. They don’t all have to be identical, but try and collect ones of similar thickness and that are relatively straight. This will both make it them easier to adhere to the candle jar, and will keep your final product looking cohesive. Next, using your pruners, cut your twigs so that they will stick a half inch to an inch above the lip of your candle jar. Keep in mind you are using wood near a fire, so you don’t want your branches sticking up too high.

Apply your Super Glue in vertical strips around your candle jar and attach your twigs one by one and as close together as possible around the candle. Keep them close to the same height, but not identical, and let dry. Slightly staggering their height will give your candle a more natural and “wild” feel. Finally, you can tie your twine in a bow around the waste of your candle to complete the look. What you’re left with is your own personal campfire to complement your home.

Recommended Product: Super Glue ACCUTOOL– Precision applicator and 20 second dry time makes this a great choice for DIY crafting. Ideal for Ceramic, hard or soft wood, most plastics, pottery, and porcelain.





Mason Jar Lantern

If you’re missing the beach or just looking for a crafty and contemporary decoration for your room, this one is for you. Nothing beats the ambiance of working by lantern light. A soft glow radiating in all directions is both calming and beautifully illuminates any corner of your room.

Collect these supplies:

  • Mason Jar
  • Super Glue
  • Small candle
  • Transparent fire pebbles
  • Ribbon (optional)

Apply a horizontal band of your Super Glue around the circumference of the jar and begin to stick the fire pebbles around, one by one. Work your way down and around your jar, making sure to allow each pebble to adequately dry before moving to the next. It’s a meticulous project, but the more time you invest in making sure your pebbles are even and stay put, the longer your finished product will last and the better it will look. When your jar is sufficiently coated in clear pebbles, place your candle inside, leaving the lid open.

For additional garnish, you may choose to tie a ribbon around the rim of your jar. The true satisfaction comes when you finally light up your new lantern. Rays from the candle shine out in all directions, creating a hypnotic prism of candlelight. Though it is a bit more time consuming than the others, the final result couldn’t be more worth it.

Recommended Product: Dries Clear Glass Adhesive– This glue dries crystal clear and sets in 5 seconds. Water resistant and excellent for small beads. This adhesive works best bonding glass to ceramic, glass to glass, and glass to metal.

For more information on Super Glue’s diverse family of adhesives click here.


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