DIY Faux Wood Candles

A perfect home decor item which kids will surely get excited about are these DIY Faux Wood Candles. This idea is easy to make and time efficient.

In a mood to create something fun for our home and the kids with their birthday coming up. We found some cheap wrapping paper in the 1$ bin at Target. There were so many things that go well with the camping theme; you can stock up as much as possible. There, we found some wood patterned wrapping paper and decided to use it as more than it’s intended purpose!

Go for fake candles since the kids can’t burn themselves, and you don’t have to worry if I forget to turn them off. You can create your faux wood candles using the wrapping paper and fake candles. This way, the paper won’t melt or burn (it’s pretty cheap).

What you will need

  • Wood patterned wrapping paper or scrapbooking paper
  • Candles
  • Mod Podge
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

What you will need to do

Measure the length and circumference of the candle. Use your pencil to draw marks, so you know where to cut. Take your scissors and carefully cut out your piece. Make sure not to cover the whole candle and leave some of it exposed. Scallop the edges with special scissors to give it a different look. It’s obvious they don’t look like real wood, so you might as well have fun with it. With your mod podge, paint a small stroke onto the candle and carefully place the paper over your mod podge. Continue to wrap your paper around the candle, gluing as you go until the paper has completely covered the candle. Repeat.

This project was really easy, and the candles turned out great. This is just a fun alternative if you want to get a little creative with your home decor. These will work great when your any party. Until then, you can use them as part of our fall decor!

What do you think about this technique? Would you create your own faux wood candles?

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