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:
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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

Christina at I Gotta Create!

I'm in love with your candle! You're a STAR in the Spotlight over at I Gotta Create!Thanks so much for linking up,<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2012/11/winter-whispers-candle.html

Sandi~A Cottage Muse

Simply pretty is right ~ thanks for sharing!


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.

Cozy Little House

Very, very cute! And I love the shape of those pots.Brenda

Leslie Harris

Holly I love this idea, thanks for sharing you always inspire me. Leslie ( Gwen Moss)


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

Beki - TheRustedChain

Those are cute! Good job.

Mary Palumbo Collings

Love your blog. Those candles look great, nice idea…Ciao for now…


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


Your candles are so pretty on their own but in the pretty pots with pinecones – stunning!


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.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

Wonderful idea.Thanks for sharing.Hugs,Tam


What a great idea! I love it.

susan hemann

I have seen candles in pots before, but you have transformed them!!! Lovely.

chateau chic

What a great way to dress up a candle! Have I mentioned I'm in awe of your constant creativity?Mary Alice


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

Mary Ann

I love the look, but will they burn? I mean the wrapping burn?

Amy Kinser

So pretty! I love extra personal touches like yours.


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!

Bonnie Hitchcock

OOOO! Thanks for the ideas! Love these and all you do!


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


Thee are great for the holidays. I mostly use jar candles.Cynthia


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

Sherahl Weadon

Are these okay to burn with the paper on them and the modge podge? I would love to try them but worried about the paper burning or catching fire.

Debra @ Common Ground

Love the look of these, I need to try some!

Blondie's Journal

These are so cute…I have to look at Target for the paper. Thanks for the idea!XO,Jane

Stephanie Ruby Feldman

Makes me nearly want to brave our Joannes and Target again and make these. Perfect for after the holidays, but as Winter decor leading up to Valentines day.

Shabby chic Sandy

That looks beautiful–I love pinecones..and candles and all you did with this 🙂