Lisa Leonard Designs

handmade project: decoupaged candles

November 30th | DIY

here’s a {fairly} quick and very low cost project

with such sweet results! decoupaged candles. love!

i bought some tall glass religious candles from target about $1.50 each

and used modge podge to decoupage white tissue paper around the outside.

i intentionally let it wrinkle and crinkle–it gives it a more organic look.

after i let them dry completely {24 hours}

i spruced them up with rhinestones from a local craft store

and created tissue paper flowers by cutting out small circles, crumpling them and layering them together.

a great project for kiddos, too!

wouldn’t it be lovely to have five of these down a long table

with white trees and silver ornaments?

16 Responses

  1. deezie says:

    Hi Lisa,
    I love all the craft projects you have been posting. I love decoupaging and I also just bought the candles you are showing. My Christmas theme this year is white, silver and turquoise/light blues so I will do your way and do the white tissue. How darn fun

  2. Mary C says:

    Here is another neat handmade candle idea. I like these in white – you can dress them up with holiday greenery or other decorations.

  3. kirstie says:

    lisa, if you keep posting all of these cool craft projects, my husband is going to be very upset with you 😉

    so glad that david is doing so well! yes, a mama’s heart is always torn. except when my little man is acting really, really fresh! lol

  4. Valerie says:

    Oh so pretty…and I think I could actually make them. I just might have to give them a try.

  5. Allison says:

    These are beautiful, Lisa! I am new to your blog and have been enjoying your projects, your fashion and your sweet David.

  6. Jean M says:

    My 12 year old daughter would love that project. I am going to have to show it to her. Great idea!

  7. Southern Gal says:

    We used to make something similar in school. Only we used multicolored tissue paper. I love the look of the white. Beautiful. (And we used to sell those tall religious candles as school fundraisers!)

  8. carole boatright says:

    Hey Lisa, just found your blog from Heather Bullard! Love it! Hey, I so want to do these decopauged candles…where in Target did you find them??


  9. sarita says:

    Lisa – love these candles – and i think i might just make a few to put along my mantle. I can see some “greens” intertwined with the candles. also good as a gift. thank you for this idea. take care

  10. darcie hultberg says:

    Hey Lisa, my ultimate creative friend!! I can think of a million people who would be delighted with one of these candles – teacher’s gifts, hostess gifts, neighbors…. I can see a Saturday craft day with the kids coming on! And maybe a TWF activity on our retreat. Wouldn’t it be neat to make them Friday night and use them all weekend? Thanks for the idea! Love you, friend!

  11. Renee says:

    Love it!! This looks like a really fun project and I love candles . . .

    If I make them up, I will let you know. Thanks for the really cute project idea

  12. This is awesome! I love this idea. Very pretty.

  13. Erika says:

    Terrific idea! I love it!!! Thank you for sharing!

  14. Betty-Lee V. says:

    Wow, I’m stunned. Those candles are totally amazing! Hope you don’t mind if I spread these around to my friends… 😉

  15. Berni says:

    Yay! I’m not the only person who intentionally utilizes wrinkles in her decoupage. There are tons of posts about how to get them ‘out’, but I agree… the organic texture of the wrinkles is fabulous. I love these candles. Thank you for sharing.

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