I love the cozy glow of candlelight, especially during the fall and winter months. This is an easy project and it’s a great way to add color and texture to plain glass candle holders.
Supplies you’ll need:
Tissue paper (whatever colors you want)
Elmer’s glue or other craft glue
Parchment or wax paper
Glass candle holders
My favorite tissue paper for this project comes from World Market, but if there isn’t one in your area, any tissue paper will do.
What I like about this particular paper is that it has fibers that run through it. They add a nice texture that you can see really well when the candles are burning.
You can use whatever glass container you’d like. I got these at Walmart and they are perfect for a small votive candle.
Start with a small amount of glue.
Add a little bit of water to thin it.
Gather your supplies. They take a few minutes to make, so I usually queue up something good to watch on Netflix while I do it. I strongly believe in multitasking, especially when it involves Netflix.
Tear the tissue paper into small pieces and have them ready. You can see at the top of the photo that I have torn several along the straight edge. I use those pieces for the tops and bottoms of the candle holders. You will need a lot of torn pieces.
Paint some of the glue onto the candle holder.
Then start placing pieces of the tissue paper on, painting over each one with the glue as you go, and overlapping them slightly.
Keep overlapping until you have covered it completely. See how nice the straight edges look? Continually paint over the tissue with glue as you go.
I used fall colors, but you can use any color combination. I’ve made red, green, and white ones for Christmas, and bright pink, turquoise, and yellow ones for summer.
This is how they look when they are finished and dry.
A great tip for removing votive candles from their holders after they’ve burned down is to put a drop or two of water into the holder before you place the candle in. When the candle is used up and you need to get it out, it will pop out easily with a little help from a butter knife. I’ve done this for years and it really works!
They create a lovely autumnal glow. Great for hostess gifts!