Well this is a problem no more! For the price of 1 roll of Christmas ribbon from the Dollar Tree I have completely transformed my plain vanilla candles from Wal-Mart.
Here's what you'll need:
straight pins, and thimble
Just wrap the ribbon around the candle and cut down to size.
Use thimble and pins to attach ribbon to candle. I only needed two pins, but if your ribbon is wider, or if it is not staying secure with 2 pins then use as many as you need.
Now you have beautiful Christmas candles for only $1 and a few minutes.