Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Re-do your candles Tutorial

So..are you like me and really really dislike the price of candles? I purchased these rust colored ones a long time ago and they used to match my decor but now that I have completely changed my living room they sort of stick out like a sore thumb.

So what should I do with them?
I mean these 3 little candles cost me at least 10 bucks and I didn't want to have to run out and purchase new ones when I had these perfectly good ones just lying around.
Plus I have a bunch of other things that I want to spend the $10 on...perhaps some new shoes or ice cream...
Anyway here is my solution.

All I did was tape some pretty paper to the candle.

Wrap the paper around the candle and then tape.

As my cool cutter is lost I just trimmed the bottom up with some scissors.

Then I traced the bottom of the candle and cut out a circle for the top, poked a hole in the middle for the wick and VOILA!

The new cost of these cute candle was .59. I got the paper at Hobby Lobby for half price. :)

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  1. Great idea. You can jazz up candles to match any decor.

  2. Nice idea... Looks great! I'll give it a try.
    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

  3. Love this idea, I'm featuring it today! Thanks for linking up!

  4. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing your candles at Bacon Time.

  5. o wow that is a great idea! i never thought about doing that to my candles! def gonna have to try that