Want to give your friend or family member that special gift that comes from the heart? Well, I got another idea for you to run with for your DIY Christmas – A Custom Decor Candle. Yeah, I know Scentsy is the big thing now, everything wickless, but sometimes your want to have a candle to add to your decor because it’s simply so beautiful. I have an easy way to either update your old candles, or create a magical gift for the family and friends in your life.
So I made these little beauties at the same time as I was Upcycling glass jars for Christmas gifts. I used some of the same supplies; ribbons, embellishments, old earrings and some upholstery tacks.
I started with some candles I purchased at Walmart. The large ones are scented, the smaller are unscented. Hobby Lobby had candles as well, but I was looking for the least expensive variety.
Ribbons, tacks, some jewelry making supplies.
A few things from the paper crafting aisle as well.
Cuz seriously, who doesn’t want some bling in their life?
I then used the ribbon of choice and secured in the back with some upholstery tacks. They add a nice touch too, don’t you think?
After securing the ribbon, I embellished with a variety of my supplies.
A little paper crafting supplies with the flowers that I attached using a glue gun, and then some bling to dress it up.
I used a tack on the front to hold the tassel and key in place for this one.
And this got a little of everything.
And then I decided to mix things up by using some wire.
After adding a little bit of jewelry to the front, I secured it by twisting the wire on the back.
A little bling, a little ribbon and wa-lah! You’ve got yourself a beautiful handmade gift that will be cherished.
This little embellishment was an old earring from my niece that I added the charm to.
Now who wouldn’t want to display them on a shelf or tray in the bathroom? Or even in the living room or dining room.
Yeah, I’m gifting these away this year. So if you’re family/friends and you’re seeing this post, guess what’s coming your way!