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Handmade for the Holidays: Mixed-media Decoupage Candle

I promised you a tutorial this week and here it is - not a moment too soon! I am showing you how to make a mixed-media decoupage candle. You can do a holiday theme or just choose photos and papers to suite the person you are making it for.

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  1. How to make a votive / candle holder. Decoupage Candle - Step 1 1

    Gather a bunch of supplies: paper, magazines, glitter, charms, ribbon, rick rack, and other embellishments.

  2. How to make a votive / candle holder. Decoupage Candle - Step 2 2

    Don't forget the candle! Use a Mexican Prayer Candle, they are very inexpensive and you can find them pretty much anywhere. I got mine from the 99Cent Clearance Center. Dollar Tree has them also.

  3. How to make a votive / candle holder. Decoupage Candle - Step 3 3

    Remove the paper label.

  4. How to make a votive / candle holder. Decoupage Candle - Step 4 4

    Decide which images you'd like to use. You can use scrapbooking paper, pages from books and magazines, or photographs if you wish.

  5. How to make a votive / candle holder. Decoupage Candle - Step 5 5

    Get your decoupage medium ready. I am using the Crafty Chica™ Glossy Gloss Varnish™.

  6. How to make a votive / candle holder. Decoupage Candle - Step 6 6

    Brush your decoupage medium all over the back of the paper.

  7. How to make a votive / candle holder. Decoupage Candle - Step 7 7

    Position the paper.




  8. How to make a votive / candle holder. Decoupage Candle - Step 8 8

    Smooth out all of the bubbles. Re-position the paper if you get bubbles or if the paper doesn't fit snugly.

  9. How to make a votive / candle holder. Decoupage Candle - Step 9 9

    Layer your decoupage medium onto the paper. Keep adding coats until the edges are adhered and the paper is protected by a glossy coat. I started out with a brush but it kept shedding hair onto my projects so I switched to a sponge brush which worked really well.

  10. How to make a votive / candle holder. Decoupage Candle - Step 10 10

    Let it dry for a few hours then get ready for the fun part!

  11. How to make a votive / candle holder. Decoupage Candle - Step 11 11

    Embellish until your heart desires.

  12. How to make a votive / candle holder. Decoupage Candle - Step 12 12

    Enjoy!

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