I just love candles. Votives, tapers, tealights … it doesn’t matter what kind. Since I usually leave my candles on display around the house, I like to make sure they’re also pleasing to the eye, even when they’re not lit.
A quick and easy way to give a facelift to a candle in a plain holder is to cover it with tissue paper. (I used Dina Wakley Media Collage Paper Backgrounds). Simply cut the tissue paper to the appropriate size, and wrap it around the candleholder, securing it in place with glue or tape. When the candle is lit, a beautiful glow will shine through the tissue paper. You can experiment with different types of tissue paper to see which designs yield your desired results. For a nice finishing touch, wrap a bit of twine around the candleholder, securing a fabric scrap and some dried baby’s breath in place.
*NOTE: Never leave a lit candle unattended.
Want to learn how to make your own candles? You might also like The Candle Issue by Willow and Sage.
Christen Hammons is the Director of Publishing for Stampington & Company and editor-in-chief of Somerset Studio, Bella Grace, Field Guide to Everyday Magic, and GreenCraft. She lives in Orange County with her husband, sassy cat, and scruffy dog.