An elegant candle you can make in 15 minutes or less.


This candle was made with scrapbooking vellum paper that came preprinted with different phrases and metal brads.  It only took me about 15 minutes to make it and I can think of a lot of different takes on this project.  If you take a walk through the scrapbook section of your favorite craft store I’m sure you can come up with a lot of  fun ways to use this basic idea.


  • pillar candle ( I would recommend using a soy candle for this project because the wax is softer and won’t be as likely to crack when you use the push pin to make holes. )
  • a bulletin board push pin or thumb tack
  • scrapbooking brads
  • vellum paper phrase ( you can make your own by putting vellum paper in your printer )
  • metallic ribbon


Step 1.

Cut out vellum paper phrase.  You can use any shape you like.


Step 2.

Tape vellum paper to candle.


Step 3.

Gently stick your push pin into the edge of the vellum paper and into the candle.

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Step 4.

Push the brad into the hole you have made with the push pin.

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Step 5.

Repeat this step until you’ve gone all the way around your paper.

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Step 6.

Add a metallic bow.

About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.