Hi guys! I am back to share another fun handmade gift, yay! Today I am going to share a really simple and inexpensive gift idea with you all, decoupaged candles. I am a big fan of paper napkins. I tend to hoard them, but I only use them for special occasions so I have a ton of them! After I made some Christmas Candles for my pal Amy’s blog Mod Podge Blocks, I thought it would be fun to make some candles for gifts this year too using my napkin stash!
Here’s What You Need:
*Diamond Dust Glitter
*Mod Podge Matte
*Ruler, Pencil, Scissors
The first thing you need to do is gather your supplies and measure your candles. Measure the height of the candle and the width. Draw a length in of the candle width plus a little for overlap, by the height minus about an eigth of an inch. So if my candle is 1.5″ tall by 5″ round, I would make my napkin piece 1&3/8″ tall by 5.5″ wide. Measure and mark this on the back side of your napkin.
Lay the napkin strip onto the wet part of the candle and gently smooth out. Continue to add medium and smooth out the napkin adhering it to the candle as you go until you reach the other end and overlap.
You can paint a thin layer of medium over the top and then leave it like this or you can add glitter. To add the glitter, paint a layer of medium all over the napkin part of the candle. Sprinkle with diamond dust. Tap off excess glitter, set aside to dry. Once dry is it ready to gift.
I love how my napkin candles turned out! They are sweet and I think they will make lovely gifts! I bought my candles at Walmart and Target in packs so they were really inexpensive to whip up. I used some shabby Pip Studio napkins and gingham and floral napkins I had on hand. I love how easy it is to really customize these candles just by the style of napkin you use. If you are not a napkin hoarder like me, take a look at places like Marshalls or Home Goods for some beautiful discount napkins. I’ll be back tomorrow with another fun DIY gift. Until then…