Sunday, January 3, 2016

How to "check-up" a candle

Years ago I would paint checks on my candles....ughhh, the time it took!!

Now, most of my candles are battery operated, so I have covered them with wrapping paper that you can buy HERE.

I simply cut a strip and tape the paper at the seam.

It adds a little flair to a plain ol' white candle.... 

....and it can be simply changed for a holiday!

It's a great way to use up some scraps of wrapping paper or scrapbook paper!

Sharing with:
Make it Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Inspire Me Monday @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch


  1. Brilliant! I need to order some of the wrapping paper. I've got the white candles. '-)
    Have a Happy New Year's Eve!

  2. Great idea! I love checked candles, but never thought of painting them myself, or covering them with printed paper ...which would be way easier! :) Looks fabulous! Happy New Year! ~Rhonda

  3. Patti this is such great idea! Boy I can see doing this for showers or weddings even. You clever girl you.;-) Happy New Year!

  4. what a great idea...i have some black and red checked paper that I will do this with. thanks for the idea...and have a blessed 2016

  5. Happy new year! I never would have guessed that was wrapping paper. They look gorgeous!


  6. Patti I absolutely love this craft (of course)! Courtly Check is one of my favorite patterns in the world!

  7. What a clever idea! I have the candles and plenty of paper scraps. Thanks for the inspiration…...

  8. Oh my goodness, LOL! Here I was expecting some huge tutorial about how to make checks on white candles!!!! I wouldn't have thought of wrapping paper in a million years, that is just brilliant. I have TONS of white battery-operated candles and dressing up a few of them with checks would go perfectly in my black/white/cream living room. Just perfect coming across your blog at this particular time. And dressing those candles in wrapping paper for the holidays - perfect. Thanks so much for the inspiration, woo woo! Visiting from The Dedicated House: Make It Pretty Monday.

  9. Wow, I'm getting out the wrapping paper and scotch tape! Thanks for the tip. Cherry Kay

  10. What a great idea! I love black & white anything so I'm really enjoying the look. Now, IF I had thought of doing checks, I'd spend hours painting! :) Thanks for sharing!


  11. Patti! What a great idea!! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash. Hope to see you again at the party! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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