Making decorative decoupage candles is an easy craft that allows the whole family to have fun. My method takes about 15 minutes, not including drying.
For decorative candles using the decoupage technique I use a plain thick monochrome, usually pillar, candle, and a paper napkin with a beautiful pattern to be transferred onto the candle. You will need also white craft glue (PVA) and scissors. I prefer mixing the glue with some water to create an even, transparent coating. As already mentioned, the instructions are very simple:
Step 1: Separate the top designed layer from the napkin.
Step 2: Cut out a rectangular piece of it, big enough to wrap the candle. Try wrapping the piece around the candle to see how the pattern fits. Cut excess paper if needed.
Step 3: Create a thin coating of glue all over the sides of the candle. Kids love spreading the glue with their fingers, so I let them, or use a brush.
Step 4: Apply the napkin onto the candle, smooth it, and let dry.
Step 5: Then coat with another layer of glue.
Below are some examples of decorative candles I've created with my children.