DIY Custom Photo Candles - For $3!!

4 Materials
30 Minutes
While doing some on-line browsing recently, I was inspired to make these DIY Custom Photo Candles. They are so inexpensive and quick to make! This is a great DIY for the non-crafty people out there!

I got my candles from the Dollar Store! Yes, $1, tall glass jar candles!
First, you'll need to find photos that you want to use to cover the glass on the candles. I used photos I took, but you can check out stock photo sites, too!
I used tall, glass jar candles from the Dollar Store. Yup, $1 candles! I used photos that I took, but you could definitely check out stock photo sites if you don't have any pics you want to use.
Next, you'll need to trim the photos to fit your candles. I trimmed my photos to around 6x7, but that could vary if your candles are a different size and shape. I printed my photos on regular printer paper to 8x10 size and trimmed down from there.
Last, you just need to Mod Podge the photos onto the candles! Let them dry for a bit, but that is the end of the project! You get totally custom, beautiful candles for $3 and the cost of some ink and Mod Podge. It doesn't get much easier than that!
The inspiration candles that I found at Urban Outfitters were *on sale* for $14! They were beautiful and funky, but nothing beats making your own for less and getting that feeling of "I MADE THAT!" when you're done!

Suggested materials:

  • Tall Glass Jar Candles   (Dollar Store)
  • Mod Podge
  • Scissors
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Marybeth Santos
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