Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Easy candle wrap DIY (part 2 with handmade paper)

Inspired by these pretty papered tea lights that keep popping up all over Pinterest, I figured I could create something similar on my own -and I did! So I thought you might want to try this yourself.

Similar to my other candle wrap project, this involves a rather short list of things you may already have at home.

You'll need:
- glass votive holder (or a short drinking glass w/straight sides)
- tape (clear double sided is best)
- decorative paper that's not too thick (I used origami paper and handmade paper)
- scissors
- measuring tape

*Be sure to check and see if your paper is too thick. The papers I initially planned on using were simply too thick to let any light come through. Sad because they were my faves, but I still had some pretty (thinner) papers to use.

Use measuring tape to help you cut paper to size of votive's circumference; wrap paper around votive and adhere with tape.

If your votive features a flared shape as opposed to one with straight sides, just put your votive on it's side, mark your starting point, and roll it across the paper -tracing as you go- until your reach your starting point again. You should end up with a curved rainbow shape, similar to this cupcake wrapper tutorial from Snow & Graham.

I used origami paper and some handmade paper I had on hand, but I think you could do this with most wrapping paper as well. This is easy to change up for different occasions, so have fun with it!

*Caution: open flames + paper = could be scary! Use good judgement!


Carolyn said...

So damn cute!

Traveling Mama said...

These are adorable! Hope you are having a great week! Hugs!

Monica said...

Lovely and I bet they are twice so when lit!

Allison said...

super, super, SUPER!

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