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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.

Make Dollar Store Christmas Tree Candles easily with a dollar store candle and a few permanent marker sharpies!

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.

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Make Dollar Store Christmas Tree Candles easily with a dollar store candle and a few permanent marker sharpies!

 

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.

Make Dollar Store Christmas Tree Candles easily with a dollar store candle and a few permanent marker sharpies!

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.

Make Dollar Store Christmas Tree Candles easily with a dollar store candle and a few permanent marker sharpies!

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SUPPLIES:

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

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Remove sticker from candle by aiming a blow dryer at the sticker for 1 minute.  It should peel off easily after that.
  2. 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”.)
  3. 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.
  4. Add a drop of glue for the star and sprinkle on glitter.
  5. Let it all dry for 24 hours before you wrap it, however I lit mine right away 🙂 .
  6. Never leave candles unattended or let children play with them.

 

Make Dollar Store Christmas Tree Candles easily with a dollar store candle and a few permanent marker sharpies!

 

 

Make Dollar Store Christmas Tree Candles easily with a dollar store candle and a few permanent marker sharpies!

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Here’s more dollar store decorating from the dollar store decor team…just click on the links below!

 

 

Make Dollar Store Christmas Tree Candles easily with a dollar store candle and a few permanent marker sharpies!

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13 Responses

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  2. Super creative idea! Love how simple this project is.

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  4. Kim says:

    What a great gift idea and so easy! Love it!

  5. Ruthie says:

    These are adorable! So simple and quick and love the idea of giving these as gifts during the Holidays!

  6. Cecilia says:

    I love this idea and it seems like a fun project to craft with kids, too! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  7. Barbara Warner says:

    I’ll be sure and make some Christmas tree candles. I’ve already made some snowmen candles like this – one tall slim candle from DT and made snowman eyes,nose, and face and tied a scarf below the mouth. I’m donating them to a local charity to sell. Love your wispy branched trees!

  8. Sarah says:

    I loved your last set of candles and these are just as lovely. The trees are so pretty and simple, perfect holiday decor.

  9. Bette says:

    Hey Julie:
    I’ve seen these candles at The$Store, but never thought about decorating them.
    Do your ideas just pop in your head or if you see something do you make it?
    Looking forward to more Christmas goodies.

    Cheers, Bette

    • Julie says:

      Hi Bette! Both tree candle ideas popped in my head. First the Fall trees, then when I was doing those, the Christmas trees. My best ideas come when I am asleep, in the shower, while driving, and while at the thrift store. Too many ideas, not enough time to write about them all ha ha!

  10. Ok – these are too cute!! I love the simple brushstroke branches!! I see these candles all the time and now see how simply they can be transformed! Thanks for joining in this month 🙂

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