Making decoupage candle holders is a really fun craft idea! This is a very inexpensive and fun craft that you can do with your kids or on your own. You can create beautiful designs for holidays, special occasions, or anything else you can imagine.
We had a lot of spare tissue paper left over from the last craft, and I was trying to think of a fun way to use some of it. These turned out to be pretty and so easy to make!
You will need:
tissue paper, various colors
Mod Podge or other decoupage glue
small/medium size candle holders, from dollar store
1. Start by cutting up the colored tissue paper into various shapes. Small to medium sized squares work well but you can also decide to use circles, triangles or even a combination of all of these. You may also tear the tissue paper into various sized pieces. This makes a very interesting look!
2. Open your Mod Podge and stir it gently. Using the paintbrush, apply a very thin layer to a small area on the outside of the glass candle holder. A little really does go a long way.
3. Place pieces of tissue paper over the Mod Podge, overlapping a little. Try to vary the direction of the tissue paper pieces as well and use different colors. In the example above, I am attempting to make a 4th of July themed candle holder. I didn’t have any white tissue paper but the red and blue colors seem to be working nicely.
4. Continue to apply a thin layer of Mod Podge, working on a small area at a time, and adding tissue paper pieces, until you have covered the entire outside of the candle holder, including the bottom. Make sure you haven’t left any gaps, and don’t worry about the tissue paper wrinkling a bit. This actually adds texture and beauty to the holder. Allow to dry for about 2 hours.
5. Once your tissue paper covered candle holder is dry, it’s time to add a final coat of Mod Podge to the outside to seal the tissue paper and give the candle holder a nice finish. We used the sparkle variety Mod Podge to give our candle holders a nice glittery touch!
6. Allow your candle holder to dry completely. Once dried, place a tea light inside the candle holder and enjoy!