I have a huge stash of vintage wallpaper, and I'm always trying to come up with projects that show it off a little. Today I'm going to show you a project I came up with with vintage wallpaper in mind, but you can substitute any pretty paper you have on hand, including wrapping paper or scrapbook paper:
We are going to start with these simple unscented candles from Dollar Tree. These are made in Texas, not China. I was pleased to discover that, because so many items at the dollar stores come from China. I like supporting Made in USA companies whenever possible:
I like the look of torn paper, so I tore strips of the wallpaper to wrap around the candles:
I smoothed the paper down to get out the air bubbles and extra Mod Podge. I wiped the extra Mod Podge with a damp paper towel. A second coat of Mod Podge was applied on top to seal the paper:
I used vintage buttons and other embellishments along with strips of vintage crocheted lace to decorate the candles. I used a hot glue gun to attach the lace, and for the heavier buttons I applied both hot glue and E-6000 craft glue at the same time. This is a good trick because E-6000 doesn't set up right away, but the hot glue will, and will keep the item in place while the E-6000 cures:
I'm sure you will put your own twist on your candle decorating project!
I am participating in the following link parties, so be sure to stop by and view all the fun creative things other people are making this fall: Sweet Sharing Monday; Marvelous Mondays; Trash 2 Treasure; Craft Frenzy Friday, Flamingo Toes, and Frugal Friday.