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Give Your Battery Operated Candles a Fall Makeover!

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I love using battery operated LED candles - especially if they have timers! I have them on my living room mantel and in my foyer and especially love using them over the holidays. However they can be a little plain on their own, so I decided to give mine a fall makeover - with YARN! The yarn adds an unexpected dose of color and texture to these candles. The best part is, you don't have to worry about fire risk like you would with real candles!
If you like these fall candles, then don't miss my yarn wrapped Christmas candles!
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All you need to make these are battery operated candles, yarn in your favorite colors (I love using variegated yarn!), a hot glue gun, and scissors!
  • give your battery operated candles a fall makeover , crafts, fireplaces mantels, foyer, home decor, repurposing upcycling
Step 1: Start at the bottom 1/2 or 1/3 of the candle by adhering the start of your yarn with a dab of hot glue.
  • give your battery operated candles a fall makeover , crafts, fireplaces mantels, foyer, home decor, repurposing upcycling
Step 2: Start wrapping the yarn around, pulling taut as you wrap the yarn so there are no gaps between the rows.
  • give your battery operated candles a fall makeover , crafts, fireplaces mantels, foyer, home decor, repurposing upcycling
Step 3: Continue wrapping and once you have as much yarn on the candle as you want, trim with scissors and adhere with another dab of hot glue. You can add a second color of yarn above this in the same manner if you want.
  • give your battery operated candles a fall makeover , crafts, fireplaces mantels, foyer, home decor, repurposing upcycling
These candles look so pretty together in a little fall vignette! You only want to cover part of the candle with yarn, not the full candle, so that the candle still gives off plenty of light.
  • give your battery operated candles a fall makeover , crafts, fireplaces mantels, foyer, home decor, repurposing upcycling
You can easily peel off the yarn if you want to switch up the look of the candles.
  • give your battery operated candles a fall makeover , crafts, fireplaces mantels, foyer, home decor, repurposing upcycling
  • give your battery operated candles a fall makeover , crafts, fireplaces mantels, foyer, home decor, repurposing upcycling
Find lots more simple fall craft ideas that you can do in under an hour here on Design Improvised

Materials I used for this project:

  • Battery operated candles   (Target)
  • Yarn   (Hobby Lobby)
  • Glue gun   (Hobby Lobby)

To see more: http://www.designimprovised.com/2013/10/fall-crafts.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Wallie Simmons
    Wallie Simmons Sartell, MN
    on Nov 10, 2016

    I will steal this from you without question. I love it and I also had a bunch of yarn given to me. So now I know what to do. Thank you soo much for sharing.

  • Rklvsqs1981
    Rklvsqs1981
    on Feb 24, 2017

    I love it!!

  • Ferraricolette
    Ferraricolette
    on Mar 1, 2017

    Indeed what great ideas but the BIG problem with these lights are that they simply do not last, their batteries go off so fast that I have no reason to pretty them up. IF anyone has any tricks to make those batteries last - please advise.

  • Rosalie Rogers
    Rosalie Rogers Macomb, MI
    on Aug 8, 2017

    If you use the ones with timers, you can make the batteries last longer because they will be lit for a fraction of 24 hours. Also I have used Washi tape and burlap, ribbon, and lace to decorate my candles and have glued sea shells to them for a coastal decor in my two bathrooms. I also prettied one up for my newly painted bedroom. It has pink ribbon and white lace with an old cameo glued to the center. Makes me look forward to going to bed.

  • Rosalie Rogers
    Rosalie Rogers Macomb, MI
    on Aug 8, 2017

    I never thought of using yarn and they are indeed beautiful. I am definitely going to steal this idea.

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