These paper wrapped and paint-dipped candles use the power of Mod Podge to bring some springy life to some boring, 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 of taking that crazy person route, I decided to bring some spring inside with a fun DIY project! If you enjoy decorating candle holders, you’re going to love this idea.
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.
DIY Dollar Store Candles
- Dollar store candles (I found mine at Dollar Tree)
- 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.
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.
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.
6. Let the candles dry completely.
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!
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:
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.
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!
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!
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: