Sunday, November 14, 2010

Making Candles Pretty and Festive

I love decorating with candles. They are pretty, they are great for adding height, and they smell so good. The problem? They can be a little expensive to switch out for different seasons. I would rather spend my money somewhere else where I will get more bang for my buck.

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:

plain candle

pretty ribbon

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.


  1. Love these!!! Such a great idea with the perfect price (:


  2. What a clever idea. You could switch these out anyway you wanted to quickly and easily. Brilliant!

  3. Great idea! I just posted about candle crafts too but had not thought of ribbon! Thanks for sharing!

  4. They are so beautiful! I have wrapped candles before, but pins make a lot of sense!

  5. Fantastic idea! I can't wait to get some pillar candles and try this out with my gingham ribbon! Thanks for sharing this! :)

  6. Those are great! Gotta love the quick and easy decor! It makes the holidays more sane!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  7. So simple and pretty! Really dresses the candles up! Hope you'll share this at my Holiday Hookup party!!