D.I.Y. Wednesday: Decorative Candles

It’s Wednesday, and we’re back and feeling craftier than ever! Product Development intern Erin, from our New York office, has supplied a fresh batch of pretty, repurposed projects you’re going to love, so without further adieu, let’s d.i.y., shall we?

D.I.Y. Decorative Candles

Decorative Candles

SuppliesWhat you’ll need:
i heart eco Calendar, tea light, double-stick tape, ruler, scissors and a pencil

The rest is easy as one, two, three …

DIY Decorative Candles1. Tear out a page of your calendar and measure about 3/4 inch in from the eyelet border. Make a mark with your pencil and repeat on the other end of the paper. Draw a line, horizontally, connecting the two dots and cut along that line.

2. Wrap the strip around your tea light. Make a mark where the paper overlaps, allowing about a 1/2 inch of extra paper. Use your scissors to cut off the extra paper and place double-stick tape on the overlapping area. Wrap around the candle and press firmly.

3. Light the candle and enjoy!

Disclaimer: Paper is flammable! Please be extremely careful when lighting these candles and never leave them unattended.
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11 Responses to D.I.Y. Wednesday: Decorative Candles

  1. Amy K. says:

    Very cute idea! Reuse and Recycle!

  2. I don’t like this idea because the danger of the paper burning is too great.

  3. Sheryl says:

    Buy the ones from the craft store that are battery operated. I make these for gifts and those are the only ones I use…. battery operated tea lights.

  4. anita says:

    This project scares me…too dangerous

  5. I think it is a great project for mature adults !!! Very pretty!!

  6. T = ) says:

    I think the design idea with the scalloped edges is very pretty and a great idea! I would be more comfortable with this being used with a tea light that is battery operated.

  7. Julie Stein says:

    The battery operated tea light is a safety must for this one.

  8. NANA says:

    Battery operated light is the wise choice here. Always, safety first, especially if small children are around.

  9. thiagodaluz7 says:

    These are the best! And so easy! We can probably just light our house by candle, between fun things like this and all the decorative candle lanterns we have.

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