Decoupage Holiday Candles
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By Sonya Weiss

Decoupage is truly a form of art. You can use this craft as a way to decorate everything from cups to plates to mirrors to furniture. Even indoor trashcans can be made to look beautiful with decoupage.

This craft is relatively simple to learn even for a beginner. You can purchase specialty papers for any of your projects and you can also use gold leaf but you can also use every day items to decoupage with. You can use post cards, special announcements like birth or graduation or wedding invitations.

There’s a quick and easy project you can do with decoupage that’s just in time for the upcoming holidays. First, you’ll need a white pillar candle or two. You can use a dark color such as red or green but only if what you’re using for your decoupage art will show up. You wouldn’t want to use a red design on a red candle for example.

You’ll need decoupage solution and if you want to outline the design, you’ll need marker paint. You can find the markers in craft stores.

For the holiday candle, you can use a design from a Christmas card, from a piece of wrapping paper, whatever holiday scene you want.

Cut out just the design from the item and apply it to the candle with the decoupage sealer. You can find this in craft stores or some online sites like Amazon sell bottles of solution called Mod Podge. You may need to use a few coats of the solution over the entire candle. Let it dry completely before using.

Once the design is dry, you can use the paint marker to outline or embellish touches on the design. For example, if you use a holly design on your decoupage, you can use a red paint marker to outline the berries.

Happy Decorating!

 

Sonya Weiss

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From the time she was a child, Sonya spun stories to entertain herself and her siblings. Once she graduated from high school, she put her writing aside and attended college where she studied Secondary Education, majoring in English. She's represented by literary agent Nicole Resciniti. 

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