If you want a number birthday candle, you have very few options to pick from. Which is surprising with the resurgence of classic party ware. Don’t give up, just decorate your own. You can have a glittery birthday candle and pick the color too. If you’re worried about glitter getting all over your frosting, there is a solution: edible glitter. The glitter still sparkles like crazy, but it is safe to eat, so you won’t mind one bit if it gets on everything. I love the edible glitter so much I had to sprinkle it on the icing too. See below for a glitter candles diy.
You will need: ModPodge (or other non-toxic craft glue), edible glitter, plain number birthday candle
Using a clean paintbrush, cover the front of the candle with a thin coat of ModPodge. Cover just outside the lines of the candle color, covering up the red outline too. Sometimes the wax will cause it to bead up slightly, just keep recoating until it is covered. Sprinkle with a good coat of glitter and tap off excess. Let dry. Flip and do the other side of the number candle. Let dry. Use a clean, dry paintbrush to brush off any excess glitter. Pop this sparkly little number in a cupcake or on top of a birthday cake and make a wish!
Photography, design and styling by Jenny Batt.