I know it’s early for Christmas candles, but we only have 2 months left 😯 …lets get this Christmas party started. We don’t have to actually decorate yet, we can just think about it…and maybe go to the dollar store for supplies. No stress, I promise. Welcome to this month’s Dollar Store Decor Series where I join several of my talented blog friends for dollar store decorating ideas (don’t forget to check them all out at the end). These “Dollar Store Christmas Tree Candles turned out so cute I just want to squeeze them.
The best part is… I think they are the easiest project I’ve ever designed.
Last month, while I was creating these “Fall Dollar Store Candles” below, my mind started to wander into Christmas land, and I pictured creating a Christmas tree version. Keep in mind, the Fall version is a little more difficult to draw, but still my tutorial will help you through that as well.
This Christmas tree version is something anyone can do. Children, the elderly, and even my husband 😆 . As a matter of fact, my oldest redheaded sister is coming to visit in a couple weeks and all of us are going to sit around the kitchen table
chowing down food next to the warm fire making these “Dollar Store Christmas Tree Candles”. My husband will be, too.
Honestly, all it takes is a couple swishes with the permanent marker on the glass, and your unique Christmas tree is almost finished. I added a little glue and glitter for the star, but if you don’t have glitter, just draw the star.
Aren’t they just the cutest candles you ever saw? Wouldn’t they make a sweet house warming gift for a Christmas party? You could include a box of matches or a Christmas lighter and wrap it all up together. Hey, how about that lonely neighbor, or ill friend? I bet they would appreciate you bringing them a candle, too. Either way, I really hope you try this simple craft, and then send me a photo. You can share your candle photo in our private Facebook Home Decorating & Cooking Group HERE.
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DOLLAR STORE CANDLE
GREEN, RED, BROWN SHARPIE PERMANENT MARKERS *specific markers I used are highlighted below (OTHER COLORS IF YOU DESIRE)
RUBBING ALCOHOL FOR MISTAKES (I USED RUBBING ALCOHOL PADS)
OPTIONAL: GLITTER & GLUE FOR STAR
- Remove sticker from candle by aiming a blow dryer at the sticker for 1 minute. It should peel off easily after that.
- Practice your tree on paper first with your permanent markers (*I bought a set of Sharpie Brush Tip Markers because I knew they would make the tree look “wispy”.)
- Draw your tree by starting at the top and continuing to the bottom of the candle remembering to leave room for the trunk. Add the red dots for ornaments if you desire, and your trunk. If you make a mistake, just wipe with rubbing alcohol and a q-tip/cotton ball, and start over.
- Add a drop of glue for the star and sprinkle on glitter.
- Let it all dry for 24 hours before you wrap it, however I lit mine right away 🙂 .
- Never leave candles unattended or let children play with them.
Here’s more dollar store decorating from the dollar store decor team…just click on the links below!
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