diy inspire custom candles

nail head candle This little project started because I found this totally cool lantern and then had to figure out what to do with it. Of course it needs candles, but not just ordinary white candles. They had to have a little extra touch to add interest. I remember seeing this idea on a blog, but I can’t remember which one? Urg, I hate it when that happens…now I feel like a total rip off artist. The how to diy directions are below at read more.

Have a cool taco Tuesday…smooches xoxo
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  • 2 Candles
  • Nail heads from ACE Hardware (because I love those Guys in Encinitas)
  • Upholstery trim from local fabric shop
  • Scissors


Measure the upholstery trim to overlap when you wrap it around the candle. Give extra length to turn under for a finished edge. Once you have the trip cute, hold it in place and bring the other end around to overlap. Fold under the edge of the overlapping piece and push a nail head into the top to hold. Then secure the bottom of the seam in the same way you did the top. Once you have the top and bottom secure, push a nail head into the center of the seam so you have correct spacing. Keep the nail heads equal distance apart and continue until you have the seam completed. It’s that easy!



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  1. Hi Julie, I just love lanterns, have some everywhere in my house 😀 What a great idea decorating the candles and of course I just love the starfish!
    Thank you for answering… I hope it’s nothing serious going on with Mimi. I need to find out more about diabetes I’m not familiar with that illness.
    Try not to worry to much until you have more info from the Dr.
    Have a good Day Julie,
    Sherri XOXO

    1. Hi Sherri,

      I really appreciate your comments and I’m trying to relax a little about Mimi until I get her to another Dr.

      Smooches xoxo

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