Crafty Stuff ~ Decoupaged Spring Candles

by Kimba on April 5, 2011

in Crafty Stuff,Seasonal Projects

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?

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{ 12 comments }

1 mary beth April 5, 2011 at 9:56 am

I love this! I have been wanting to get my hands all glue-ey for a while now and this will cure it, I’m sure! I work with the kids at church too, but mine are 2-3 year olds…do I dare???? Thanks for showing us such a pretty, easy craft for the next rainy spring day!

2 Jessica April 5, 2011 at 10:06 am

OMG! Great idea! I was just thinking of what I should do for my mom on Mother’s Day. Love your blog!

3 Sherri April 5, 2011 at 10:26 am

Oh my gosh – I have those same coral napkins … I love what you did with them!!! Who would have thought!

4 Jennifer April 5, 2011 at 10:34 am

This is a great idea for me to make with the clients I work with – they are high functioning developmentally disabled adults. They used to just watch tv all the time and when I started I asked if I could do projects and mini trips – I have a mini buget and we ave outings now! This will be inexpensive and fun… maybe a Mother’s Day gift. Thanks for the idea and I look forward to more. Hope you’ll stop by and visit me sometime, Jennifer jennsthreegraces blogspot

5 shannon April 5, 2011 at 11:41 am

What a cute idea! They turned out great.

6 Laura April 5, 2011 at 12:57 pm

I love that tissue paper! Where did you snag that? :)

7 gretchen April 5, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Oh I LOVE the coral one! So fun. My kids will love doing this with me!

8 Sarah April 5, 2011 at 4:39 pm

Wow, those turned out really cool.

I have fond memories of making crafts at church.
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9 kristie@thedecorologist April 5, 2011 at 6:30 pm

how fun! i love your candle project :)

10 Mod Podge Amy April 6, 2011 at 9:55 am

Kimba, so cute. I absolutely love this!!

11 Mimosa Stevens April 8, 2011 at 3:27 pm

I love these! What a great idea! I’ve become a bit of a modge podge addict lately so I’m definitely going to give this a try! Super cute! :)

12 Ann April 19, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Mod Podge is the coolest stuff on earth. I have made so many cool things with that stuff!

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