I shared some more of my altered candles.
- Glass Jar Candle ( also known as prayer candles, Novena candles) You can find these lots of places. I first found them at the grocery store but subsequently ordered a case of them from Dollar Tree's website.
- Scrapbook or wrapping papers
- Embellishments...ribbon, buttons, beads, die cuts etc.
- Mod Podge
I like to combine patterns and textures so I used three different papers:
Decide which paper you want as your base. Cut to 8x8 then tear top and bottom edges. Cut remaining papers to 8 inches length and decide how wide you want the next layer, I did 4 inches for the middle, and then 3 for the top paper. Tear top paper across the top and bottom as you did for the base layer. Mod Podge your papers together to form your candle wrap. Should look like this:
|Patterned paper base, music paper middle, patterned paper top
Mod Podge candle wrap to candle. Cover top with more Mod Podge and you'll have this:
You can make the "wrap" cover as much or as little of the candle as you like. Now it's time to embellish which is the fun part! I used various things I had on hand like buttons, self adhesive rhinestones, ribbon, silver tinsel pipecleaners. I chose a couple of diecuts from a package by K&CO and adhered to the center with Mod Podge. Then I added these strips of rhinestones ( Michaels Dollar Section):
I also added some buttons using a dimensional adhesive or you can use hot glue:
Hopefully this made sense but if you have any questions, please leave a comment or email me! There's really no right or wrong here. Thanks so much Michele for having me over for Handmade Christmas!
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