You Need

  • clear, smooth-sided cup
  • 2-3 embellishments (animals, trees, etc.) or miniature seashells
  • 2 tablespoons colored aquarium gravel
  • LED tea light
  • white school glue
  • crystal or silver glitter
  • paper plates


  • Squeeze a line of glue just below the rim on the outside of the cup, letting it drip slightly down the side about every inch.
  • Place one hand inside the opening of the cup and tilt it slightly sideways over a paper plate and sprinkle glitter on the wet glue. Catch the  excess glitter on the plate. Let the glue and glitter dry completely.
  • Place gravel in the bottom of the cup. Place the tea light on the gravel and arrange the embellishments around the light.