How to Adorn Candles in 4 Different Ways

With some glue, some decorations, and a lot of creativity, you can make a few candles that will not only illuminate the room with their warm glow, but will also add to your decor in their own special way.

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    If you don't want glitter everywhere, cover it up with paper. Wrap the candle in strips of tissue paper and secure them with a ribbon or tape to make a unique design. After giving some thought to the final appearance of your candle, you can begin the decorating process by securing the paper in place with a ribbon or Scotch tape. [1]

    Use straight strips to make stripes or cut out interesting shapes to glitter around. Using painter's tape or even rubber bands can help you make thinner or more precise shapes.

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    Apply Mod Podge with a brush to the surfaces you wish to hide. A thin, even layer of Mod Podge should be applied to the candle using a paintbrush or a crafting brush. If you want to be absolutely sure that the entire surface is covered, you can paint over the paper's edges. [2]

    • You can use regular liquid glue or make your own Mod Podge if you don't have any, but the glitter might not stick as well.

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    The candle should be dusted with glitter. Candles with thick coats of glitter look the most polished and professional. No exposed candle surface should be visible from the bottom. Put down newspapers to catch the glitter before you start working with it. When you're finished, tap the base of the candle against the tabletop to remove any stray glitter. [3]

    • Get glitter in a shade that complements your celebration and candle. For the holidays, you could use red glitter on a white candle, or for Halloween, black glitter on an orange candle.
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    The candle must dry before being sealed with Mod Podge. Let the candle dry out completely overnight in an upright position. At this point, you can take out your paper templates and spray the glitter with Mod Podge clear sealer to ensure that it stays put for as long as possible. [4]

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    Use rubbing alcohol to clean the dust from the candle's surface. Use rubbing alcohol to dampen a lint-free cloth. Apply it to a rag and wipe the candle down to get it ready for painting. [5]

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    Apply some candle varnish to your candle and let it dry for the night. For a uniform, smooth coat, apply the candle and soap colors varnish with a wet makeup sponge and rub it across the candle's surface. Sleep on it [6]

    • Candles that have been painted benefit from a varnish coating, which seals the paint and protects it from wear and tear.
    • The varnish is sold in art supply stores and on the internet.
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    Use tape or rubber bands to mask off the areas you don't want painted. To avoid covering the entire candle in color, you can use masking tape or rubber bands to create stripes or designs. To make painting around the candle easier, press the paint or rubber bands flush against it. [7]

    In order to make complete stripes, wrap the tape around the candle and pull it tight. You can create a plaid pattern by crossing tapes of varying widths.

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    Using acrylic paint, decorate the candle. Paint your candle with an even coat of acrylic paint using a thin paintbrush. If you're using multiple colors, finish a section in one hue before switching to another, or use new brushes for each hue. [8]

    • Spread out some newspaper to protect your table or floor from paint splatters.
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    Let it dry overnight, then apply a coat of varnish for a glossy look. See if your candle is still burning the following day. You need another coat of paint if you can see the candle through it. Just wait for it to dry again before removing the tape. Use varnish to protect the paint and give the candle a shiny finish. [9]

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    Make a photocopy and use it as a tissue. Prepare a piece of tissue paper, white or transparent, to fit the size of a standard printer paper. Stick it, shiny side down, onto the printer paper. Prepare the paper for printing by inserting it into the printer tissue side up. [10]

    • Tissue side down is where you should put your paper because most printers will flip it over before printing. Make sure your paper is loaded properly into the printer by following the
    • The image, drawing, or text you want to put on your candle can be easily transferred.
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    The photo must be eliminated The picture can be removed from the tissue paper using regular scissors. Be sure that your image is not too large to fit entirely on the side of your candle and that you leave a narrow border around the edges. [11]

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    Wrap the wax paper around the candle and affix the picture. The picture should be wrapped around the candle so that all four sides are touching the candle. Wax paper should be wrapped around the candle so that it completely encases the flame. [12]

    • Check the wax paper for creases and smooth it out.

    Use a white or very light-colored candle for the best results.

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    Put the picture under a heat source, like a hair dryer or a heat gun. To permanently imprint the design into the candle, use an embossing heat gun to go over it. As the ink is heated, you will see it become darker and clearer, indicating that it is ready. [13]

    • Use a hair dryer on high heat if you don't have a heat gun. To avoid burns, shield your hands with the diffuser or put on some gloves.
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    Carefully remove the wax paper and discard it. Carefully remove the wax paper, as if you were removing a temporary tattoo. The photo can be left behind to serve as a one-of-a-kind centerpiece for the candles. [14]

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    Adorn your candles with cheap plastic jewelry. You can decorate a candle with rhinestones or plastic jewels you buy from a craft store and super glue to it. Sprinkle them randomly across the candle, or arrange them in a fun pattern. If you want to make a simple candle look more attractive, use complementary colors. [15]

    • There are rhinestones available with adhesive backs that can be applied directly to the candle.
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    Put some cinnamon sticks around your candle's rim to give your home a warm, inviting atmosphere. Put the candle in the center of a circle of cinnamon sticks. Hot glue a small dot to the back of each and adhere it to the candle so that the bottom is flush with the candle's base. Carry on until you've wrapped the candle in its entirety; then, for added flair, tie a ribbon around the candles. [16]

    • Add a sprig of holly or some cranberries to make it even more festive!
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    Attach some blossoms to your candle with some ribbon. Tie a flower, real or fake, to the candle's exterior with a matching ribbon for a quick and easy decorative touch. Several ribbons can be layered to create a more elaborate design. [17]

    • As the candle burns low, you may want to trim the flowers or remove them altogether.
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    You can achieve a striped effect by winding colorful yarn or fabric around the candle. Using a ribbon or yarn in a color scheme that complements or contrasts with the candle's base hue, you can give it a candy cane look by wrapping it around the candle in a spiral. The ribbon's professional appearance is enhanced by angling it so that the stripes are slanting diagonally across the candle. [18]

    Candle ribbons can be secured with hot glue or Mod Podge. Keep the candle looking neat by trimming it as you burn it.

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    Decorate with sand and shells to create a beachy atmosphere. Make a base coat of Mod Podge or liquid glue with a paintbrush, covering the lower two-thirds to half of your candle. The next day, roll it in the sand at the beach and let it dry. When finished, glue a shell on top of the sand or secure it with string or twine. [19]

    • White or cream candles work best for this technique.
    • There is no limit to the number of shells you can include.

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    How can I make it appear as though wax is dripping down the sides of an electric candle?

    Community Answer

    You can use a hot iron to melt crayons of a similar hue and color them in, or you can use hot glue to make a dripping effect and color it with acrylics.

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    How do I create designs on a candle, and what do I use?

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    It's an intriguing thought to reuse wax from burned candles. You could use a bobby pin or other thin object to dip into melted candle wax of a specific color and then draw designs on your candle. Use common household items to carve intricate patterns into your candle.

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    How do I attach embellishments (seashells, etc.) to the candle's rim? ) so that they can still be seen

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    Making wreaths, centerpieces, candles, and candle holders out of seashells is a new hobby of mine. The most visually appealing candles have twine or raffia wrapped around it multiple times, either at the top, the middle, or the bottom (the latter can also be decorated by covering the bottom with glue and rolling it in sand). Then, I simply glue a shell (usually a starfish or a small sand dollar) to the twine or above it using a hot gun or some craft glue. The entire candle has been covered in tiny shells glued by me, or patterns have been made. To avoid having it look too homemade, I learned from my mistakes and settled on using only one or two distinct kinds of shells. Extremely miniature starfish can be purchased (one hundred for ) from Amazon. I have a favorite number (99)

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