It still does NOT feel like spring outside my window right now. In fact, it feels so much like winter that I almost have the urge to get my Christmas decor back out just to get through all this snow. However, instead 0f taking that crazy person route, I decided to bring some spring inside with a fun DIY project!
These paper-wrapped and paint-dipped dollar store candles use the power of Mod Podge to bring some springy life to some boring, budget finds. Plus, I added some fun “Shine” tags, making these dollar store candles perfect for gifting or just adding some spring color to you own home decor! Here's how I made them:
- Plain Candles (I found mine at my local dollar store)
- Patterned Scrapbook Paper
- Mod Podge Gloss
- Acrylic Paint (I used FolkArt)
- Paint Brushes
1. Paint the base of your candles (I did two coats). Let dry completely.
2. Cut paper to fit the middle of the candles. Using a wide brush, paint a layer of Mod Podge Gloss on the back of the paper and on the candle area where you will be putting the paper.
4. Apply a generous amount of Mod Podge Gloss to the exterior of the paper to seal and finish. For this step, I didn't apply Mod Podge outside of the papered area because I wanted the painted area to stay really matte, while I wanted the paper to have the gloss that comes from Mod Podge.
Aren't these dollar store candles the cutest? I love how easy it is with Mod Podge to make something that is completely boring into something stylish and fun. Plus, by using scrapbook paper and paint the color and pattern options are endless, but SO affordable!
First, using the excess paper from the candles and my craft cutter (I used this design) I cut out the letters. Next, I cut them out into an oval shape and attached them to a white piece of paper using Mod Podge, just the way I did with the candles.