This post is part of The Craft Challenge. If you’re interested in learning more about the challenge, you can read about it here.
Today’s challenge was to make a Dollar Store craft and I thought it would be easy, but I wracked my brain for a good two weeks over this craft and didn’t come up with anything I really liked until this past weekend. I’m not much of a procrastinator so that’s really bad for me. I wanted this craft to be easy and affordable (obviously) but every idea I had prior to the candle wrap still would’ve cost at least $20. It kind of defeats the purpose of a Dollar Store craft at that point.
Eventually, I came up with the candle wrap. It’s super easy to make (especially if you print out the patterns I’m going to give you below) affordable and looks really neat when there’s a candle lit inside!
Things You Will Need
Glue or tape
Straight, tall vase
Click one of the patterns above to be taken to a larger version. Print out the one you want to use for your candle wrap.
These are all sized for 8.5×11 paper.
You can always make your own pattern, too!
Cut around the pattern.
For the butterfly pattern I wanted to cut around the wings only to make it look like the butterflies were flying with light behind them. You can cut them out completely if you prefer.
Wrap the paper around the vase and glue or tape it in place.
Place a candle in the vase and light it. I didn’t have all of my lights off in this picture, but you get the gist.
All of the lights were off this this picture and the following one. Pretty, right?
I like this craft because it’s cheap (which is always nice), looks pretty sweet with the lights off and would be a great decor item for parties.
You can experiment with different colors of paper and patterns to see the different results. I’d really like to try this with wax paper. I bet that would look neat!
Let me know what you think! I’d love to hear your feedback, ideas for patterns, colored paper and whatever else you have on your mind.
The Craft Challenge Participants and Their Dollar Store Crafts
Click on each of the pictures to check out each of their crafts.
All of the Dollar Store crafts are to be posted at some point today!