A few weeks ago, I saw Centsational Girl’s pretty blossom candle and I was reminded of a craft that I recently did using inexpensive prayer candles. I made these with a group of kids at church, but I think it would be fun to do as a DIY Mother’s Day gift for grandma (or auntie, teacher or neighbor).
It couldn’t be simpler. All you need is some tissue paper (cut into little squares), Mod Podge, and a candle in a glass container. I was feeling springy when I did this version so I used pink and yellow tissue paper. The prayer candle came from the Dollar Tree.
Side note: I’ve started keeping a small stash of those religious candles on hand so I’m prepared in case of an extended power outage. They burn for over 80 hours (!!!) and you can find them at the dollar store. HUGE bargain! Not to mention they’re great for making an inexpensive craft with the kiddos.
There’s no magic to this. It’s just your basic Mod Podge project. Start with a light coat of Mod Podge and start layering on your tissue paper.
Keep layering the paper and coating it with Mod Podge until you like how it looks.
I wasn’t happy with just the pink and yellow, so I added some flowers that I cut from another sheet of tissue paper.
Add a final topcoat of Mod Podge and let it dry. Done!
Since I’m a bit of a freak, I couldn’t make just one…they’re kinda like chips! I did this coral patterned one with a paper napkin.
And in case you’re wondering, this is the version that I did with my kids from church. They’re all boys (heaven help me), so we used primary colors.
May I just say that the best part of this project (for me AND the kids) is getting to peel all of that dried glue off your hands. Why is that so satisfying?