Crafts Class: Festive Spring and Easter Decor Projects

My Old Spring Flame

With a little paint, jewels and trim, plain pillar candles can be transformed into fanciful accessories for your home. Stash them in a gift basket or use them to decorate the table at your next dinner party.

What you'll need:

  • An assortment of pillar candles (any shape, size or color)
  • Flexible plastic stencils
  • Tape
  • Light blue, yellow, pink and green paint (craft stores carry special paint for wax)
  • Sponge or brush
  • Hot glue gun
  • Embellishments



The level of difficulty is up to you. If the simple addition of a pretty grosgrain ribbon works for you, great! If you really want to go all out, follow the directions below. The possibilities are endless! 

  • Wipe down candles with rubbing alcohol and a lint-free cloth to help prep the surface for painting
  • Wrap the flexible plastic stencil around your candle and tape it into place
  • Load your paintbrush or sponge with paint, tap the brush on a paper towel to remove excess paint and then lightly tap the brush on the stencil to fill in the spaces
  • Be fearless with the layering of colors '- it will take more than one coat! Let dry and then carefully remove the stencil
  • Add some deliciousness to your candle by wrapping ribbon around the base
  • Glue costume jewelry, beads, buttons or rhinestones to your creation for a vintage-chic touch


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