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Shimmery String Candle Cozy

(Photo by Scott Wilkensen)

Create a shimmery little cozy for your holiday candles! I’ve always wanted to try Aleene’s® Fabric Stiffener & Draping Liquid and my inspiration came from expensive candle holders at a department store. I decided to try to make my own version and all I can say is SUCCESS!!!!


  • Crafty Chica™ Chunky Glitters™
  • Collage Pauge Instant Decoupage™
  • Tulip® Glam-It-Up!™ Iron-On Crystals™
  • Aleene’s® Fabric Stiffener & Draping Liquid
  • Miscellaneous
    Glass candle cup
    Plastic wrap
    Plastic gloves
    Plastic tablecloth
    Embroidery thread – red – 3 packages
    Flat brush
    Paper plates


  1. Cover work surface with plastic tablecloth. Wrap the candle cup with plastic wrap.
  2. Wrap embroidery thread around entire cup, including around the bottom and over the top.
  3. Pour a large puddle of Aleene’s® Fabric Stiffener and Draping Liquid onto paper plate. Wearing plastic gloves, use flat brush to brush a thick coat of Fabric Stiffener over entire cup, making sure to completely saturate embroidery thread. Let dry for 24 hours.
  4. Once dry, cut away the top portion of embroidery thread stretching over cup and slide the stiffened embroidery thread away from cup. Snip away excess thread.
  5. Working on a covered surface, pour a puddle of Collage Pauge onto a clean paper plate. Working in sections, use flat brush to brush a coat of Collage Pauge onto stiffened embroidery thread and immediately pour Rockabilly Ruby glitter over it. Let dry, then shake off excess glitter.
  6. Dab back end of brush into Collage Pauge and dab onto holder. Press desired color of crystal into place on glue. Repeat, adding crystals all over holder. Let dry.
  7. Place glass candle cup into holder and enjoy!

Peace, love, and glitter!
Kathy 🙂


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