We lose power quite a bit in the PNW and our candles get a lot of use. They must not burn evenly, because the tops end up looking like creepy, Halloween candles! I'd rather look at "pretty" candles, so I gave mine a makeover!
Before Christmas, I found this beautiful birch bark wrapping paper at Pier 1--I bought it specifically to "wrap" my old candles and to make some Christmas ornaments.
Just measure, cut and wrap your candle--adhering with double stick tape. I also embellished them with leftover ribbon, burlap, string, tags etc. to tie in with Valentine's Day.
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