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Vintage make-Christmas-candles in Three Easy steps

Use wrapping paper and Mod-pick-and-mix to decoupage boxes, pretty vintage Christmas candles and small wooden match. These are so easy to make!

Hey everyone! The life of Ashlee from My So Called Crafty, and I'm here today to share how to decorate, fun, holiday, candles and matchboxes for the upcoming season. I am a nut about Christmas! It is my favorite time of the year so far, and so I always have a lot of crafts on my travel bucket list.
I have bunches of scraps of vintage Christmas gift wrapping paper, and waited for something. So, I thought I would put it to use by decoupaging a few simple candles and small matchboxes. Look in my how-to for turning of conventional candles in vintage Christmas candles!
DIY Vintage Christmas candle
Here’s What you Need:

Simple candles in Various sizes
wrapping paper scraps
Mod hodgepodge Matt
paper plates or cups for Glitter
wax paper or a Protected work area

For the candles:

The first thing you need to do is supplies gather all of your vintage Christmas candles. Measure the height of your candle. You will need to be cut a strip of wrapping paper just a little smaller than the height of your candle. For example, if your candle is 2″ tall, you will want to cut your strips to 1&3/4″ high.
the width of The strip can be precisely measured, or you can just eye it through wrap the paper around the candle and marking where you think you need to cut it. Make sure that you have a little overlap.

you Paint a very thin layer of Mod-hodgepodge Mat on the back of the wrapping paper strip, only part of it, starting at one end. She set the candle down on the wet paper and press and roll, smoothing the paper as you go.

fixed on the Painting-more resources and continue wrapping the candle until the paper all the way around. Overlap the edges and paint a layer over the top of the ends, so that they are well respected. Set aside and let them dry. You can also cut out shapes from the newspaper, and only with a thin layer of the medium on the back.
For the matchboxes:

For each matchbook, cut a strip the width of a matchbook from the height plus about an inch more with the matchbook open and flattened. Paint a thin layer of Mod-hodgepodge Mat on the back of the packaging,-paper,-strip.
Start up the application you the strip of paper to the matchbook, the strike strip on the back top right where it is. Smooth over the back and then fold the tip back down, then glue the paper on the inside of the matchbook. Set aside to dry.
after drying, you can make your glitter. Paint a layer of Mod patchwork Mat on the bottom of the matchbook, then immerse the wet floor in a Cup of glitter and swish to coat evenly. Tap the excess glitter then set aside to dry.
by a piece of paper, the height of the box and go around the front, a side and the back. Glitter on the ends of the box.
I LOVE how my candles turned out! With the exception of my poodle candle that I used, the head down, they all turned out perfect! If I had known how easy it is to decoupage a candle I had years ago!
I think, this vintage-Christmas-make candles would be excellent gifts for the hostess or for your holidays with dear friends and family. The best thing about this craft is that it is budget-friendly and earth-friendly, since you can use scrap material and also the candles that you have on hand.
It’s super fun and really easy! I hope you all add this project to your holiday crafting sessions this year.
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