I have these old, yucky looking candles and I didn’t know what to do with them. I really don’t have the money to buy new, pretty ones like I’d like. So, what to do?
Pinterest to the rescue! I saw where someone had taken scrapbook paper and Mod Podged them. Easy peasy and so pretty! So I took my old and yucky candles and turned them into new candles. They turned out so cute and I only spent about $2.
Here’s the old candles. Even Twilight thinks I’m crazy and I should just throw them out!
I love the look he’s giving me! Isn’t he cute? Enough about the cat, let’s get back to the candles!
All you have to do is pick out some really pretty scrapbook paper that goes with your decor and use Mod Podge. But if you don’t have Mod Podge on hand or don’t want to spend the money on it, you can make it yourself and it works just as good. I actually used a 50/50 mix of glue and water instead of $7.99 Mod Podge! It worked great! Be sure to gently clean your candle first.
All you have to do is cut scrapbook paper to fit around the candle. Measure the height and width around the candle and cut. You could also make a really fancy one using your Cricut. After you have the paper cut to size, coat candle with Mod Podge and wrap the paper around it. You have time to adjust it and get the paper nice and even all the way around. Line up where your edges meet or slightly overlap and apply a little glue there too. Squish out air bubbles and smooth out the paper. Be sure to pay attention to the edges! If you need to you can use a straight pin to hold the paper in place until it’s dry, just put them in the seam.
When the bottom coat is dry, cover the top of the paper with the Mod Podge or your glue mixture; I did two coats on top. When it was dry, I cut a ribbon and secured it with a straight pin in the knot and tied it in a bow. The pin helps hold the ribbon tight and keeps it in place while you tie it. Plus you never have to worry about the ribbon slipping down on your candle!
Voila! New pretty candles from old yucky candles for only $2!