Sparkly Holiday Candles w/ DIY Gift Tags

Happy November! It’s the holiday season and time to start thinking about gift giving. I love giving and receiving handmade gifts. These sparkly holiday candles with DIY gift tags are perfect for spreading some holiday cheer. I initially saw this candle idea on cathiefilian.com and wanted to give it a go myself. I can’t wait to gift these candles to my friends.

Disclosure: Some supplies have been provided by Plaid, and I have received compensation for this post. Project ideas and opinions are my own.

For the candle portion of this project you’ll need MOD PODGE Sparkle, prayer candles (I got mine from the dollar store), holiday themed paper, a foam brush, wax paper and a cutting tool. This was my first time using MOD PODGE Sparkle. Of course, I love it! The Sparkle makes these candles even more festive.

First, cut your paper to fit around the candle. I cut mine to fit directly under the lip of each candle. I also left a little extra to create a slight overhang when wrapped. A rotary cutter worked nicely for this, but a pair of scissors will work too.

Use a foam brush to apply MOD PODGE Sparkle to the sides of your candle.

Next, generously and quickly apply MOD PODGE Sparkle to the backside of your paper piece. Make sure to get the corners. Work on a piece of wax paper for ease in lifting your paper up and for easy cleanup.

Flip the paper over and apply MOD PODGE Sparkle to the front.

Wrap the candle with the paper. Use your hands to smooth out any bubbles. Getting a little messy is part of the fun!

Finally, apply another layer of MOD PODGE Sparkle over the candle.

While the candle dries, get creative and make some DIY gift tags. I bought these adorable wood circle gift tags at my local craft store. I used FolkArt Matte Acrylic Paint in Apple Red, Holly Leaf and Winter White to decorate mine.

For this one, I used the end of a paintbrush to create Apple Red berries. I painted on leaves in Holly Leaf.

I added a border in Winter White.

Have fun with it! Here are all the designs I created. If you’d like, you can paint on or add a name using a permanent marker. Tie your gift tags on with twine or decorative ribbon.

Aren’t these adorable? I love the vintage inspired paper and the MOD PODGE Sparkle adds the perfect amount of holiday glitz.

The photos honestly don’t do the Sparkle justice!

You’ll just have to make your own and see for yourself!

Happy Holidays, Gators!

5 thoughts on “Sparkly Holiday Candles w/ DIY Gift Tags

  1. Mark, Your candles are adorable. Your cute ornament tags are just the right touch. Merry Christmas! 🎄🎍🎋🎁

  2. Hi there! After seeing these on the IG and asking about using napkins/tissue paper I gave these a try using something I printed on regular office paper with the laser printer – The first try didn’t take kindly to having the paper modpodged back and front – second try I just did the back and then continued on giving it a nice hearty layer on the front once wrapped and applying a second coat when it was dry. It came out perfectly and I am next going to try using vellum paper which I’ll print with vintage Christmas graphics! Excellent project and they make me think of the ones from 60s that had a sort of pebbly ice like coating on them!

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