Friday, February 26, 2016

DIY decorative candle tutorial

Hello y'all!
I'm a Utahn, who lives in the south, and I've totally picked up this southern term.  
Anyway- today I'm sharing a tutorial for decorative candles.







The supplies I used are:
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plain white candles
tissue paper (I used gold polka dots, but any tissue paper would work)
wax paper


I cut a strip of tissue paper down to a strip.



It was exactly the width of the candle and slightly smaller than the length.


Then I wrapped a piece of waxed paper around the candle,
and heated the candle little by little.
The candle melted a little bit and absorbed the tissue paper.


Then I peeled the tissue paper off.


It looked like the candle originally came as polka dotted.  Like magic!!


I popped the candles onto some mis-matched candle sticks.


I love the way they look!


I had some tissue paper that I printed from another project and made it into another candle. 
I love it so much!
I'm not done making candles yet- I'm going to keep making them!!
They are so simple, so fun and easily customizable to any pattern or design!


4 comments:

  1. This is mind blowing! I never would have thought of doing this...it is so much faster and easier than trying to get perfect painted polka dots! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. This is mind blowing! I never would have thought of doing this...it is so much faster and easier than trying to get perfect painted polka dots! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  3. Who knew???? This is great to know and can't wait to try this.

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  4. This is so cool! Definitely pinning this, thanks!

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