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Decoupage Dollar Tree Candles with Napkins

Makeover candles with just a few materials from the dollar store! These decoupage candles can be customized for any occasion.

Skills Required: Beginner. You don’t need to have a ton of Mod Podge experience to make these, but I do recommend having prior craft experiencing because the napkins are fragile.

Decoupage Dollar Tree Candles with Napkins

I’m very excited to share these flameless decoupage candles today! I love lighting candles, but I must confess that I have been known to forget about them from time to time.

Coming home after running errands to a lit candle that I have totally forgotten about is definitely not the best case scenario!

I haven’t invested in flameless candles yet, but when I saw that the Dollar Tree had some, I had to grab a few. With a little Mod Podge and decorative napkins, I turned them into something super cute.

I found the napkins at the Dollar Tree also which made these decoupage candles very inexpensive.

Since the napkins are so thin, the light from the LED candle still shines through creating a beautiful effect. You can customize these candles for different occasions.

Make some with party napkins for a birthday party or maybe some fall napkins for Thanksgiving decor. The possibilities are endless!

Mod Podge bottle, floral napkins, and a flameless candle

Decoupage Candles

Gather These Supplies

  • Mod Podge Ultra Matte Chalk (Gloss, Matte, or Satin will work too)
  • Napkins
  • Flameless candles from Dollar Tree
  • Foam brush
  • Scissors
  • Plastic wrap (optional)
Adding Mod Podge to a candle with a foam brush

Brush a thin layer of decoupage medium onto your candle using the foam brush.

Wrapping a napkin around a Mod Podged candle

Next, unfold and separate your napkin so that it’s just one-ply (it helps to use a piece of Scotch tape to help you grab a layer, or wet your finger).

Wrap it around the candle, smoothing it out. There will be some wrinkles but that’s ok! Brush on another layer of Mod Podge over the napkin.

Tip: use a piece of plastic wrap to smooth the napkin out. Place around the candle and use your fingers to smooth (gently so as not to tear the napkin).

Wrapping a napkin around the bottom of a dollar store candle

Wrap the napkin around the bottom of the candle.

Trimming excess napkin with scissors

After it has dried, trim off the excess off the top using scissors.

how to decorate candles with napkins

Light up your decoupage candle and enjoy!

decoupage candles with napkins

These Dollar Tree decoupage candles also look adorable just turned off and sitting on a shelf.

Yield: 3 candles

Decoupage Candles

decoupage candles with napkins

Learn how to decoupage napkins with dollar store supplies! Such a fun craft idea for home decor.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $4

Materials

  • Mod Podge
  • Napkins
  • Flameless candles
  • Plastic wrap (optional)

Tools

  • Foam brush
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Brush a thin layer of decoupage medium onto your candle.
  2. Unfold and separate your napkin so that it's just one-ply. Wrap it around the candle, smoothing it out. Brush on another layer of Mod Podge over the napkin. Let dry.
  3. Add an additional coat of Mod Podge around the candle.
  4. Wrap the napkin around the bottom of the candle and Mod Podge down. Let dry.
  5. Trim off the excess off the top using scissors.
  6. Light up your decoupage candle and enjoy!

Notes

Tip: use a piece of plastic wrap to smooth the napkin out. Place around the candle and use your fingers to smooth (gently so as not to tear the napkin).

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Karen

Monday 24th of April 2017

I was not aware that a candle can be that much beautiful. But i love your idea. Thanks for sharing.

Edith Murphy

Saturday 15th of April 2017

I've been decoupaging for over 30 years.....love it. I started with regular candles, then did the flameless ones.

Jazmin A

Friday 14th of April 2017

Can someone point me in the direction of pretty napkins? Party city and Walmart napkins are ugly and stale looking. I would love to do the napkin projects. Thanks

Bobbi Convery

Friday 14th of April 2017

Same as above, this was an eye opener, I should have thought of it, love the idea!

Heidi

Friday 14th of April 2017

Love, Love this idea! Now I can match the candles to my centerpieces and more! thank you, thank you