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Paper Wrapped Dollar Store Candles

These paper wrapped and paint-dipped candles use the power of Mod Podge to bring some springy life to some boring, dollar store candles.

Paper Wrapped Dollar Store Candles

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. You won’t believe what an easy craft these are to make.

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! It’s so easy to Mod Podge on glass; you’re going to love it. Here’s how these votives were decorated.

These paper-wrapped and paint-dipped candles use the power of Mod Podge to bring some springy life to some boring, dollar store candles.

DIY Dollar Store Candles

Supplies Needed: 

  • Dollar store candles (I found mine at Dollar Tree)
  • Patterned Scrapbook Paper
  • Mod Podge Gloss
  • Acrylic Paint (I used FolkArt)
  • Paint Brushes
  • String
These paper-wrapped and paint-dipped candles use the power of Mod Podge to bring some springy life to some boring, dollar store candles.
These paper-wrapped and paint-dipped candles use the power of Mod Podge to bring some springy life to some boring, dollar store candles.

Directions:

1. Paint the base of your candles (I did two coats). Let dry completely.

These paper-wrapped and paint-dipped candles use the power of Mod Podge to bring some springy life to some boring, dollar store candles.

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.

These paper-wrapped and paint-dipped candles use the power of Mod Podge to bring some springy life to some boring, dollar store candles.

3. Apply the paper to the decoupage area on the candle. Rub the paper with pressure to secure the paper to the candle and smooth out any bumps. Let dry at least 15 minutes.

These paper-wrapped and paint-dipped candles use the power of Mod Podge to bring some springy life to some boring, dollar store candles.

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.

These paper-wrapped and paint-dipped candles use the power of Mod Podge to bring some springy life to some boring, dollar store candles.

6. Let the candles dry completely.

These paper-wrapped and paint-dipped candles use the power of Mod Podge to bring some springy life to some boring, dollar store candles.

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.

These paper-wrapped and paint-dipped candles use the power of Mod Podge to bring some springy life to some boring, dollar store candles.

Plus, by using scrapbook paper and paint the color and pattern options are endless, but SO affordable!

These paper-wrapped and paint-dipped candles use the power of Mod Podge to bring some springy life to some boring, dollar store candles.
These paper-wrapped and paint-dipped candles use the power of Mod Podge to bring some springy life to some boring, dollar store candles.

Now, if you want to take your candles to another level and give them as gifts or add a fun reminder to “shine”, you can add these fun “shine” tags! Here’s how:

These paper-wrapped and paint-dipped candles use the power of Mod Podge to bring some springy life to some boring, dollar store candles.

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.

These paper-wrapped and paint-dipped candles use the power of Mod Podge to bring some springy life to some boring, dollar store candles.

Lastly, I let the tags dry completely, punched a hole in them and attached them to the candles with string! Now they are ready to shine away!

These paper-wrapped and paint-dipped candles use the power of Mod Podge to bring some springy life to some boring, dollar store candles.
These paper-wrapped and paint-dipped candles use the power of Mod Podge to bring some springy life to some boring, dollar store candles.
These paper-wrapped and paint-dipped candles use the power of Mod Podge to bring some springy life to some boring, dollar store candles.

Don’t you love all of the patterns and colors? They almost take away my long-winter blues. I mean, who can think of snow with all of that yellow and pink!

These paper-wrapped and paint-dipped candles use the power of Mod Podge to bring some springy life to some boring, dollar store candles.
These paper-wrapped and paint-dipped candles use the power of Mod Podge to bring some springy life to some boring, dollar store candles.
These paper-wrapped and paint-dipped candles use the power of Mod Podge to bring some springy life to some boring, dollar store candles.

What crafts are you making to bring spring into your home? I would love to hear in the comments! I’d also love for you to check out these other candle crafts:

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Daphne

Wednesday 26th of April 2017

Does the heat from the candle affect the Mod Podge at all? Meaning...will the paper peel off once the candle is burning?

Amy

Wednesday 26th of April 2017

It's not hot enough to affect the Mod Podge . . . no, the paper will not peel :D

Mary E

Wednesday 26th of April 2017

These are wonderful and I'd love to make them. I'm wondering though - with the paper on them, it safe to light these?

Amy

Wednesday 26th of April 2017

Yes - the paper is out the outside and not close to the flame. Though you should never leave these unattended (like any candles). Thank you!

anna

Monday 17th of April 2017

These are so pretty. If I was to make these, I would definitely have to leave buying the candies until I had finished. Otherwise there would be nothing to put in them!