Rosh Hashanah Glitter Candles

A few weeks ago, I asked you all what kinds of Rosh Hashanah inspiration you were looking for this year. The big request was for quick and easy DIYs. You know I’m all about that!

Today’s craft starts off with the ever-popular dollar store pillar candle. There are so many ways that I wanted to take these candles, but mostly, I wanted them to each have a number for the New Year. I considered fancy vinyl, stickers, and paint, but after the fun I had making the Glitter Champagne bottle for Purim, I decided to choose glitter.

I made my own glitter recipe just for Rosh Hashanah. Any colors or mixes that you love will do, but I wanted a really warm color scheme that reminded me of apples and pomegranates. For a more specific breakdown, here’s the recipe I used to cover four pillar candles:

  • 1 T red
  • 1/2 T orange
  • 1/2 T gold
  • 1 t purple
  • 1 t hot pink


  • Custom glitter mix (recipe above)
  • Modge Podge
  • Removable shelf liner
  • 4 pillar candles
  • Painters tape
  • Paint brush


  1. Print out the numbers 5782 (or the current year) on printer paper using your favorite font. Make sure it’s a nice bold font, and the letters are 1-2 inches wide.
  2. Trace the numbers onto the shelf liner and cut out.
  3. Place the numbers on the pillar candles.
  4. Use painters tape to tape off the top and bottom half inch or so of the candle.
  5. Use the paintbrush to apply the Modge Podge.
  6. Coat the candle in glitter and carefully remove the tape and shelf liner. Allow the candles to dry for at least an hour.
  7. Give the candles one more coat of Modge Podge to seal in the glitter and allow for another hour of dry time.

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