Posted by: thewhimsicalbee | October 25, 2008

Craft: Dress up a plain candle

I decided to make pretty some candles I had purchased. Clearance candles at Hobby Lobby, one of my favorite stores! Anyhoo, I decided to get out some scrapbook supplies and go to it.

Supplies used:

Plain candle, ribbon, adhesive, glue pad, glitter, stapler, stamp, scrapbook paper

*The size for your candle wrapper will depend upon the size of your candle.

I cut my background piece (the brown paper) to 9 3/4″ x 3″, my large square (light orange) 3″x3″, and I used my Marvy Uchida 2″ square punch for the foremost square (dark orange).

I then cut my ribbon about an inch longer than the background paper, so that the ends would wrap around it (which makes it look nice and neat). I used my scrapbook adhesive that puts out the little sticky strips to hold the ribbon to the paper. I did not want to use glue, for fear of it showing through my light-weight ribbon.

I am loving my Martha Stewart Crafts glitter! I have fun with it. : ) I did notice that when using the glue pad to make sure you press down hard to get a good layer of glue on the stamp. Here’s a picture that shows not enough glue versus enough:

The glitter doesn’t stick very well to a small amount of glue!

I used craft glue to place the stamped and glittered square to the ribboned background paper. To find where to staple it together, I wrapped it around the candle and used a 4H pencil to mark how tight I wanted it. Once stapled, I just slipped it on the candle.

For the one on the left, I stamped GIVE THANKS on the brown paper. On the right, I just wrote HAPPY FALL. Simple to do, yet makes the candles look more festive and better looking for gift giving.

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Responses

  1. Very crafty Sis!
    Gonna have to steal the idea.

  2. Great ideas. I work at a candle making shop and we make beeswax and soy candles. I love your simple ideas.

    🙂


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