DIY Christmas Candles by PaperChaser


Since starting work in retail, I’ve been more aware of how expensive the simplest things are. Candles for example, can run up to $25 for a jar of over scented wax. Although I am reluctant to spend that much on 1 candle, I still can’t give up the warmth the look of a burning candle gives a room on a cold December day. Enter: my dollar store finds! For $1 for each unscented candle, $2 for a jar of glitter (6 colours), $1 for a spindle of twine, and $1-$1.25 for some glass cups, I was able to create unique looking candles for this holiday season.

To make yourself these festive candles you are going to be taping the area where you will be applying the glitter. Basically if you wanted to have a spiral pattern for the glitter on the candle you will tape it in a diagonal pattern but for the sake of simplicity we will be doing vertical stripes.