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5 Candle Decoration Techniques

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5 Candle Decoration Techniques

Use different materials to give your candles an eye-catching appearance and make your bookshelf, entryway table or as centerpiece for dinner parties more eye-catching! Give this technique a try to add some personal flair.

Add glitter or sparkles to the top of a glass candle for a sparkle effect, or use decals to create patterns or themed elements.

Glitter or Metallic Accents

glitter or metallic accents add an eye-catching shimmer that makes candles ideal for festive decor. Choose your color of glitter to complement the occasion or holiday being celebrated, or use metallic paints to make unique designs and patterns on them.

For an added natural touch, press flowers or petals onto a candle surface for an elegant floral element that pairs easily with other decor pieces.

Create your own pressed flower candles using old books and heavy weights to gently press flowers until they’re flat and dry, adding an organic vibe to any living space or memorializing special memories. This project makes an amazing home decor piece or addition.

Beads or Gemstones

Simple decorating techniques can turn ordinary candles into works of art. Beads or gemstones can add flair, but make sure not to place them too close to the flame as this could pose a fire risk.

Decorate your candle with colorful patterns using decorative paper or scrapbooking material, such as decorative stickers. Another popular technique involves applying various washi tape patterns.

For an organic look, create your own decorative elements using natural elements like twigs or dried flowers and herbs, glueing raffia or ribbon around the jar, writing or printing messages on transparent adhesive labels to add sentimentality or write or print quotes for transparent labels attached directly to the jar – a quick and affordable way to make an unforgettable candle! You could even arrange several small twigs at the bottom of the jar for a rustic and organic aesthetic!

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Stained Glass Effect

Stained glass is a collection of colored glasses held together more or less permanently by frames made of metal, wood or stone; typically found in churches, schools and public buildings where its presence adds elegance and distinction.

Decorating stains were applied to glass surfaces using metallic oxides to enhance designs and colors, producing yellow-toned borders or halos and green hues which allowed artists to represent foliage. Silver stain was often employed for this purpose.

Acrylic paint can also help you achieve this stained glass effect, instead of traditional lead-free leading. Combine wood glue with some black food colour paste and practice piping lines on scrap paper before applying paint directly to glass surface of candle. Once ready to paint the candle surface use this line as guideline when applying the paint (being careful not to interfere with where wax meets top of glass – fire hazards!). Secure tissue squares along edges well so they do not flip over, as this poses another fire hazard! Allow to dry overnight before use.

Wrapping Paper

Paper wrapping a candle is one of the easiest and most economical ways to embellish it, creating a decorative focal point at an economical price point.

Use ribbon or twine to secure the paper, adding an attractive bow. Or you could try decorative stickers for an alternative approach.

When wrapping candles, use gentle pressure and smooth out any creases or wrinkles with smooth pressure. Avoid tugging or pulling as this may cause the paper to tear.

If you are wrapping a jar candle without a lid, start by folding both left and right sides of paper over it to create neat creased folds around its base. Continue this process until the bottom of the candle has been covered; once this step has been accomplished, move one inch down and form another pleat that overlaps with the first pleat; continue this pattern until all of its sides have been covered by pleats.

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Ribbons

An elegant ribbon can add an air of sophistication to any candle. Look for one with an eye-catching pattern that complements or stands in contrast with the color of your candle, and choose from among a range of styles and colors – you are bound to find one to meet your aesthetic preferences!

Painter’s Tape

Applying painter’s tape as a candle decoration technique enables you to craft custom patterns or designs on the surface of your candles, such as stripes by crossing straight strips across their surface; or making polka dots by drawing dots directly on them using tape.

Make your candles festive by wrapping them with ribbons for an eye-catching festive look, or by adding festive details like holly leaves or cranberries to give it a unique appearance and subtle fragrance. This gives the candle not only its distinctive appearance, but also adds subtle scent.

Painter’s Tape

Painter’s tape may cost more than masking tape, but it saves money when it comes to correcting mistakes or cleaning up residue from previous projects. Plus, its decorative patterns help add flair and flair to your walls!

Choose the appropriate tape width for your project. A wider tape is recommended for areas with curves or slopes, while narrower ones work great for baseboards and trim. Your surface type should also be taken into account: rough surfaces like stucco or brick may require tough-surface tape while delicate ones such as glass require special paper or sturdy plastic tapes.

Certain brands provide tape in various widths and specialized products to meet different types of surfaces, like Scotch Blue painter’s tape comes in five widths while FrogTape Multi-Surface boasts its patented PaintBlock technology to help prevent bleeding.

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