Dressing Up Your Candles

Here is an idea on how to dress up some plain candles
for the winter season.

I’m using white candles, decorative tissue paper (I found this newspaper print at Target), and Mod Podge.
I folded the tissue across at the width I wanted and licked it 🙂 – so I could just gently rip each strip. I like the look of a ripped edge rather than a straight cut for tissue.
Mod Podge the candle then place the tissue over it.
 Once they were dry  I placed the candles in terracotta pots.
Filled the pot with tiny pine cones from Joann’s around the candle.
This photo is blurry but those are little charms from the jewelry section at the craft store and jewelry twine.
 The pots are also from Joann’s.
These are cute for any ledge around the house.
How pretty for a center piece in a dining room.
Candles with a little natural element.
(I would have collected the pine cones in my yard but for $5 – worth it)
Simply Pretty

to see a later post of how these burned over time go here
February 2015 update on these candles: HERE
Sharing at these parties:
The Brambleberry Cottage
I Gotta Create
Common Ground
At the Picket Fence
Funky Junk Interiors

29 Replies to “Dressing Up Your Candles”

  1. Holly, I just found your blog and just can't tell you how much I love your style! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. So so pretty! I have some cheapo hurricane candles and that could use this kinda stylin'. You have THE best ideas!

  3. What a great idea! I'm guessing that it's safe to burn? I love how they look. Great idea to use the little jewelry charms and mini pinecones too. It's rustic glam!

  4. I have just nominated you for the Inspiring Blogger Award for all the wonderful ideas you share with us.

  5. The candles really look great and I glad to see I'm not the only person who questions what you should decorate a candle with and I've never considered Mod Podge.

  6. Hi, HollyI just love what you did to your candles. They are lovely. I found your lovely blog on the hangout tonight with Court, Becky and Brook. I enjoyed looking around your lovely blog and I am a new follower. Have a great Friday!Vanessa

  7. My dear, I found your blog by chance, while peeking others and I decided to check it out! I’m glad I did it, because I am really delighted with yours. It's beautiful, well structured, interesting… and it has completely got me hooked. I think we're going to get along just fine! 😉 I'd like to invite you to meet my space as well and I hope you'll have as much fun as I am having in yours!I wish you lots of success kisseshttp://cottoncandy-peaches@blogspot.com

  8. They look great, do you have to worry about the paper burning a different way once it gets that low or do you only burn them a little bit? Just curious, I would like to make some too.

  9. Pine cones always seem to set a mood no matter what time of year. I love to mix small pine cones with shells in warmer months. I'm so glad I got this post from you as I've been trying to decide how to snazzy up some candles. Great project and so easy. I don't have the right tissue paper but I'll be rummaging thru my papers to see what I can come up with that's similar. Love the little keys also. Your centerpiece is wonderful.Happy Valentine

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