Butterfly Candle Holders

Butterfly candle holders are simple to make and an excellent gift idea. The materials are very affordable, and you can utilize your imagination for a multiplicity of designs. to take the first steps, you will require:


Small glass candle holders
Butterfly wrapping paper
Yellow tissue paper
Cuticle scissors
Small paintbrush
Damp paper towel

You can purchase whatever glass candle holders you like (or use a few you earlier have laying around). I purchased mine at Walmart for about $0.59. You could even find them at thrift stores or yard sales.

I chose butterflies for my design, but you could pick whatever design you’d like–maybe keeping in mind the tastes of the person you’re making them for. You can cut out images from anywhere, this includes calendars, greeting cards, magazines. Thin paper decoupages absolute.

After you have some images in mind, use cuticle scissors (the kind you cut your fingernails with) to cut out the images. These scissors work absolute on small images and cut rounder corners than regular scissors. If you’re not going to use the images right away, store them in ziploc bags.

You can purchase decoupage at any craft store. It is generally found with the glue. It facilitates you to permanently affix a image to another object, giving the object an overall glossy final result. be sure the glass you’re working with is clean. Tear a piece of tissue paper into little (approx. 1 inch) pieces. utilizing the paint brush, brush a few decoupage on to the back of one of the pieces of tissue paper. Position the tissue paper on the glass and then brush a few more decoupage on top of it. begin again gluing on pieces of tissue paper, overlapping at the edges, until the entire candle holder is covered (including the bottom–set the candle holder on its top to dry). Brush one last coat of decoupage through the entire candle holder. Use damp paper towel to wipe off any excess decoupage.

After the decoupage has dried for about an hour (or more), position the butterflies (or other pictures) on top of the tissue paper. First brush a few decoupage on the backs of the images and place them on the glass. Brush another coat of decoupage through the entire glass and set the candle holder on its top to dry again. After the decoupage has dried, add 2 or 3 more coats of decoupage after each coat has dried.

That’s it! These candle holders are only limited by your imagination. Use different colors of tissue paper and a multiplicity of images for different themes. You could make these with holiday themes, like for Christmas or Easter. They additionally make marvelous birthday presents, hostess gifts, or party favors. They are very simple to make and you can make many of them previously.