Picture of Broken glass candles
Color changing glass candle holders.

Step 1: Supplies needed

Picture of Supplies needed
You will need these supplies:
-broken glass (preferably windshield type glass since it breaks more into chunks instead of shards.  I had kept two plastic shopping bags of glass when a patio table top broke)
-glass containers (available at any craft store)
-empty clear glass votive holders (I got mine at hobby lobby)
-battery operated votives (these are rechargable color changing that my friend gave to me.  they can be found here )

-work gloves to protect your fingers from glass
MarVasB3 years ago
ilpug3 years ago
If you had a kiln, it would be cool to fuse the chunks of glass together.
iceng ilpug3 years ago
I would worry that fusing might kill the sharp reflecting surface facets ?

ilpug iceng3 years ago
Maybe... worth a try anyway.
iceng ilpug3 years ago
You bet if a kiln is available..... it is definitely worth a try
Great things cannot happen without trying..
But I wouldn't go to the windy city, just to find one :-)
ilpug iceng3 years ago
Unfortunately, I don' have access to a kiln, but someone who does should try it.
iceng ilpug3 years ago
Aww so sad :-) 
There are a lot of artists in your area some of them may have a kiln...
BTW I like your PVC Tough Case, has great possibilities.

Kriste says those neat square containers are available at craft stores
where I spend good time but never saw one like that
She does not even list a state or country ?
Ill have to use the plastic kind instead.
kriste3582 (author)  iceng3 years ago
I got mine at Michaels (near atlanta, GA), they were near the front of the store near the apothecary jars. You want prices too? I think they were 4.99, 5.99, and 7.99. (I used a 40% off coupon)  I have also seen similar ones at hobby lobby. You can also look at specialty bottle .
Much thanks..... 
And that stuff about re-purposing the glass table in two plastic bags...
pure brilliance.
ilpug iceng3 years ago
I do know where a few are, for sure, I just don't know their owners well enough for them to let me experiment with testing fusing glass of an unknown cone temperature in the kiln. Chipping glass off the inside of a kiln is a major pain in the butt.

Hmm... I swear I've seen those containers somewhere. Here In California, Try Micheal's craft supplies, it's like a Walmart for art supplies. Check Walmart too for that matter, it looks like something they would have in bunches, dollar stores too.
is there any other alternative for using votives?i don't understand how to use them. :(
colored leds would work?
kriste3582 (author)  endie o harra3 years ago
yes you can use LED lights. here is a good tutorial on a similar idea.
this one shows you how to use colored LEDs.
gada8883 years ago
U a a genius
l8nite3 years ago
great idea ! I may have to do ANOTHER variation of a theme using broken colored glass. hmmmm wonder how long it will take to collect enough.... http://www.instructables.com/id/trash-2-treasure-6-variations-on-a-theme/
themoose643 years ago
These look super cool
What a great use for broken glass - they look great. :)