Grand Gems

by Sue Lowell Gallion and Lisa Bates


flat-sided glass candleholder
paper towel
glass decorator gems with flat bottoms
craft glue for hard-to-hold objects
votive candle or tea light


1. Spread newspaper over your work area.
2. Clean the candleholder with soap and water; dry well.
3. Choose a gem and put glue on the flat side.
4. Lay candleholder on its side and press the gem onto the top side of glass. Allow each side to set at least 1/2 hour. Repeat with other gems on all sides to create a sparkly design.
5. Let project dry overnight.
6. Place votive candle inside and give your candleholder to someone special.

This article first appeared in the September 2008 issue of Focus on the Family Clubhouse Jr. magazine. Copyright © 2008 by Sue Lowell Gallion and Lisa Bates. Used by permission. Photo © Lexie Rhodes.