June 23

Candle Cup = Toothpick Holder

Posted by lori . 5 Comments


All of June’s crafts will be kid-friendly, in honor of “School’s Out For Summer!”


The toothpick holder I made in Nursery School.


Candle Cup (or small glass bottle)


Paint Brush


Glittering Tray or Paper Plate

1.  Fill the hole in the bottom of the candle cup with glue or air-drying clay.  Paint on a layer of glue.

2.  Sprinkle on the glitter over the glittering tray or paper plate.

3.  Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the entire cup is glittered.  Allow to dry.

4.  Now your toothpicks have bling!

The inspiration for this project was a toothpick holder I made in Nursery School.  I was so excited about this project.  What little gal wouldn’t be…GLITTER!  I was very proud to give this to my mom for Christmas.  She used it for 35 years and then gave it to me about 10 years ago.  I still love this little toothpick holder because I remember how thrilled I was to make it and give it to my mom.

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5 Responses to " Candle Cup = Toothpick Holder"

  • houndstooth says:

    They make actual glitter glue?! Where have I been? I have to try this! How cool that you still have the one you made so long ago, too! 🙂

    • lori says:

      I actually wouldn’t recommend this particular glitter glue. I bought it because I liked the container. I thought the wide opening would be good for dipping my brush into, but there is a brush attached to the lid! I don’t get that. To me, it would only be good for the first layer of glue because as soon as you start sprinkling glitter, it would get on the brush and in the glue; and because the brush is attached to the lid, you really can’t take the lid off and lay it to the side. Maybe I’m missing something but it was more of an inconvenience to me than a help. That’s my two cents on that.

  • mayziegal says:

    Wow! That is super duper neato! You are Most Creative and I bet you have the fanciest toothpick holders on your whole block!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  • i love that your mom kept it all those years and that now you have it for YOUR treasure box. beautiful 🙂

    have a great weekend xox

    • lori says:

      Welcome back, Georgia! I was so happy when she gave it back to me. I distinctly remember how BEAUTIFUL I thought this was.

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