These beautiful candles are simple and very inexpensive to make from plain pillar candles and--guess what? Christmas napkins!
Most napkins are 2-ply, so you simply separate the decorative outer layer from the inner layer,
cut a piece of decorative outer layer to fit around the candle, and ModPodge the napkin to the candle. Of course you could use a piece of tissue paper from your Christmas wrapping supplies as well, but for this look it's important to use tissue paper rather than regular paper.
My method is to use a disposable foam brush to coat the entire side of the candle in ModPodge (not the top or bottom) and gently press the tissue into place, folding the tissue under a bit on the bottom. Once the tissue-covered candles are dry, I apply another layer of ModPodge. I'm very careful not to get paper or ModPodge onto the top of the candle. If any ModPodge accidentally gets onto the top of the candle, I simply wipe it away while it's still wet.
Please note that decoupaging with tissue paper is not an exact science, especially when applying to a cylindrical surface. Mostly likely you won't be able to get every single wrinkle out, and if you try, you'll tear the fragile tissue. That's okay. Remember it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful!
See how the flame makes the candle glow from within? I love that! I'm using these candles in my dining room, but I may make some more for gifts.
I'm so glad to finally be getting my Christmas decorating done! How's your decorating going?
I'm joining these lovely parties:
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
One Project at a Time at A Bowl Full of Lemons
Christmas Extravaganza at Sand and Sisal