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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.

Posted by amyistheparty from Sacramento, California, US • Published See amyistheparty's 34 projects »
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  • How to make a votive / candle holder. Decoupage Candle - Step 1
    Step 1

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

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

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

    Remove the paper label.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Position the paper.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Embellish until your heart desires.

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

    Enjoy!

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cora deve
cora deve

So cute! I was just thinking about how to do this the other day. its seems like such common sense but the tutorial made it super easy. THANKS!

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Sugarlishes
Sugarlishes · Fort Hood, TX, United States · 136 projects

ooh this looks like a fun project! thanks for the how to!

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