Saturday, January 16, 2010

Those Toile Candles

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Hi everyone! Judging from the emails and comments, you all want to know where I got the toile candles from. Well I didn’t buy them. I made them.

I had originally used plain white candles but thought it looked a bit boring. I thought “ I wish I had some of those black and white striped candles or better yet, toile candles.” I went looking in my paper stash, found some black and white toile tissue paper and made some! I didn’t even know you could decoupage candles before trying it. But I guess you can  decoupage just about anything!
supplies
This is what you need. Keep in mind that the color of the candle will show through the paper.
Step1
Step 1. Wrap your paper around your candle to determine how much you need and cut.
Step2

You should now have a piece of paper that will wrap all the way around your candle. I didn’t take the paper all the way up to the top because I knew I’d want to light them at least a few times and didn’t want the paper to burn.
Step3
Now apply some Mod Podge to one end of the paper and adhere it to the candle. Then work your paper around to cover the whole candle either with a brush or using your hands. But be gentle, the paper is thin and easily tears.
Step4

Prop it somewhere so it can dry and that’s it
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Now, these really should just be for decorative purposes so be careful  if  you light them.
 napkins
You don’t have to use tissue paper. You can also use napkins.
Layers
You just have to take the top layer off if you have thick ones.
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It’s really easy and quick and you can use all sorts of paper. Although I think scrapbook paper might be too thick, but I haven’t used it so I don’t know for sure.  Give it a try!
Thanks for dropping by! I hope you are all having a lovely weekend!

88 comments:

Mzzterry said...

and i thought i had Mod Podged everything possible! Never thought of candles! very cool!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Manuela, that's the most clever thing I have seen in a long time! I have covered pillar candles with scrapbook paper before but never thought to use the Mod Podge and tissue, which looks so much nicer. Those would cost a fortune if they were in a boutique. Thank you for showing us such a great idea!

Cindy said...

Manuela, I just recently found your blog and I am loving all of the eye candy. What a great idea, mod podgeing candles! Hugs, Cindy S.

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Beautiful candles. I'm going to give the modge podge a try. I'm stepping out of my comfort zone when it comes to creativity :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a great idea! I have put a lot of other things on candles, but never paper. Thanks for sharing.

Julie Harward said...

YOU ARE JUST TOO CREATIVE FOR YOUR OWN GOOD, WHAT WILL YOU THINK UP NEXT I WONDER!!! VERY PRETTY AND I THINK EVEN I COULD DO IT! THANKS~COME SAY HI :D

Persuaded said...

Well now, aren't you just the crafty lil' miss! Very nice indeed.

My mind is reeling with the possibilities... candles to match party themes for one.

Storybook Woods said...

See this why you are the queen and why we bow down xoxox Clarice

Laryssa Herbert said...

That is adorable! Thanks for sharing how you did it.

Nancy said...

How very cool! Thanks for sharing.

Nancy

Martha said...

Very cool idea! They turned out great!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wonderful! I like them even better now that I know you Mod Podged tissue paper on them! : )

Marla said...

Manuela, I am always amazed at your creativity. When I saw your post with the candles, I thought wow I have never seen candles like those, and I wondered where you got them, never dreamed you could make them yourself. So cool. Blessings, Marla

Jenglamgirl said...

Love the toile Candles... and tissue paper....so cheap. Dollar store candles for me, and $1 tissue paper.. and they look expensive. Way to go.. OH' I LOVE MOD PODGE! have a great evening. JGG

Carol said...

What a clever idea! I've got some toile paper, I just need to remember where I stashed it! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a great tip! Those candles are beautiful and would be quite pricey if purchased, I'm sure! Whatever would we do without Mod Podge?!?!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Now that is just abou the most clever thing I have ever seen and they are just gorgeous. I LOVE them. Thanks so much for the tutorial. Hugs, Marty

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

did i ever tell you how awesome and inspiring you are? well you are! thank you for sharing your blessings!

DawnB said...

LOVELY!! Oh, and yes, you can Modge Podge most everything. There's a great blog called, "Modge Podge Rocks" w/more great ideas like yours.
Dawn B.

The Working Home Keeper said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I'll definitely have to try this.

Karen said...

Girl - you are almost too clever! Never would I have thought. They turned out AWESOME! I gotta go try!
HAGD! Karen

Donna said...

I knew you made them! LOL You are so creative...thanks for sharing with us!
Blessings,
Donna

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Ok, you can just knock me over with a feather! I would never have thought about deeoupaging candles! And to think, we had to ask about them! Did you plan to keep this your letter secret? I can't believe you went behind our backs and made these and never even posted about it until we asked! As I said before, I HAVE to have some of those, so I'll be getting out my Mod Podge as soon as I can find the perfect paper for this project. Thanks for (finally) sharing this. You are nothing short of brilliant! laurie

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

This is ridiculous! Ridiculously clever and cute that is! I'm checking my tissue paper stash RIGHT NOW.

Treasia Stepp said...

Thank you so much for letting your secret out for all of us. As soon as I had seen those candles I thought they were gorgeous. Now I've got to head over to my tissue paper leftovers and get at it. Must get some Modgepodge though.

salmagundi said...

Once again, you are so clever. Thanks for always giving us inspiration. Sally

mizdarlin said...

Sorry about that..too many typos, so excited to see toile tissue..never have seen it here-think I'd buy out the store, since i really love toile
Those candles are simply elegant looking!

Vee said...

You're so clever. I thought you'd found the candles just that way.

Kristen said...

Genius !

Anny said...

Thanks for solving that mystery :)

I think this would be ideal for shunky candles with contained flames like your bottom pic!

Kathy said...

So creative!!I love them...Kathy

Lamp Tramp said...

You are so amazing! Love, love the toile candles!

Rebekah said...

Very clever!

Julie said...

Is there anything you don't come up with! I love the look and my mind is now running like mad thinking of what I could mod podge.

Lisa said...

Thanks for posting this! And thanks to everyone who asked! I wondered and wished I knew where you got those! How clever!

Tommie Jo said...

Such a great idea! Brought back funny memories of candles I made years ago that had disasterous results~I had to make frantic phone calls to all I had given one to~~~"whatever you do, DON'T light the candle!". They were pretty though!

Mimi Sue said...

Very very cute, Manuela. GREAT idea. Your forced bulbs are wonderful. So needed on these gray days. The silver with the W monograms (or are they M's?) are just like my mother in laws which I inherited. Service for 8. Mimi

Anonymous said...

What's so neat is that you do things that anyone can do. On a budget, with limited craftability, etc. Since these candles really are just for show, I'm going to hang little charms around the top of mine, right below where they've been burned to. So boutique chic! You are so clever and SWEET and that's about the nicest combination! Destiny

Amy Kinser said...

What a great idea! They look great.

Miss Janice said...

I am so excited to read this post! I am a toile fanatic and am off tomorrow after church to get some of that Mod Podge. With a drawer full of candles and a closet full of cute tissue paper, I'm gonna be m-pdging away! How in the world do you come up with these fantastic creative ideas girl? I must alert my BFF Teresa Jane...she'll go nuts:) Love it!

Angie said...

I will so be doing this soon! Love it!

Ally's Corner said...

Wow, what a cool idea and that is why I love coming to your blog!!! I think I'm going to have to give that a try. How pretty can candles now be around holidays and teacher gifts!!!!!

Have a great day!!!!

Paula said...

I wondered when I saw your pictures if that is what you had done. I love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Nesting In New England said...

Those are so pretty! I would just use them for decor as well but what pretty decor!

Kim said...

What a great & gorgeous idea! I have a feeling that decoupaged candles will be popping up everywhere.

dana said...

I, too, had admired your candles on your previous post! Thank you for the tutorial on such a terrific idea!

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Dana

Happy@Home said...

What a great idea and so pretty. Thanks for sharing your secret.

mary'smom said...

Love Mod Podge. Those candles are so awesome! I was so amazed when you said that you made them.

Scrapity Anne said...

Gorgeous!!! Just visited your blog for the first time and LOVE it! I really like that you combine a little bit of everything - crafts, decorating, homemaking...and all with style!

ClassiclyAmber said...

I LOVED the candles from your other post and can't remember if I asked about them...but this is lovely that you've posted a tut on how to make them! I would have been too nervous to try this myself, but maybe I'll give it a go now that I've seen how easy it is. Thanks!!! =-D

Oliva said...

You're so clever! I love to decoupage and never even thought of doing this with candles...I just have to give it a go!!! TFS

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh you are so clever!!!!!

Was wondering about the covering, burning. But you don't burn it. :-)

Julie said...

Fantastic tip and you ARE so creative. The candles are beautiful. You are definitely one who thinks "outside the box". Thanks for sharing your pretties ....

Laura said...

Seriously, you never fail to amaze me!! Thanks for sharing it!

Anita@theycallmejammi said...

So creative...what a great idea and the toile candles look great in your photos. I'm linking this tip to my idea folder.

Linda said...

This is brilliant. I'm going to have to look for napkins or tissue in the colors I'm using. I don't Mod Podge, but I guess I'll have to start.

Cozy Little House said...

Manuela, you are just inspiring with what you come up with! I love this, as I so love decoupage too. I'm going to try this. I wondered how you got those candles with toile. And knew full well you'd probably invented it yourself!
Brenda

Alberta said...

Those are stunning in a very classical way! Awesome!

Melanie said...

I love toile and this really dresses up the candles and it doesn't cost much.

I am absolutely going to make these. Thanks for the tutorial.

Mod Podge Amy said...

These are so pretty! I love.

Rhondi said...

Manuela
You are amazing!! I love the candles and will be copying your idea. You should write a book or have a TV show!
Hugs, Rhondi

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

I swear girl when I die and come back I want it to be with your brain...you are so clever...I love this and again I can just see me doing this thanks again...Hope your having a great day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

T-Wan said...

That is such a great idea. I'm going to have to give this a try with all these white/cream candles I have.

Thanks for sharing.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Manuela, this is a wonderful idea and I will definitely try it.

I have a lot of taper candles that I never use....for some reason, they scare the daylights out of me when I am burning them. Yikes!

Barb ♥

Connie said...

You didn't know if it would work before you tried it? I am in awe of you, woman! I sit back and copy what everyone else does. You're the trail blazer! Thanks for sharing. They look beautiful!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

These are beautiful and I know we're going to be seeing all kinds of versions of these all over blogland. You inspire so many of us. Where did you find toile tissue paper?
Blessings,
Marcia

Suzanne said...

Very cute and clever! Hope you are having a great weekend too!

mishebe said...

I had a little feeling u made them. Love them , going to make them.... mishelle

jenjen said...

So fun!!! And I have some of that toile tissue paper. What a great project!!!

Love it Manuela!

XOOX
Jen

Southern Belle said...

I just love Mod Podge...love it! If it can be Mod Podged I'd like to say I've tried it...and will have to try this out sometime soon. Thanks for showing us how too.

~Christine

Julie said...

Manuela,
I just wanted to tell you that I love your home. It is so elegant and rich looking, but at the same time comfortable living. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

God Bless!!

Blissitydoodah said...

Well after seeing these on your blog I've had them on my mind for days!!!

Megan said...

Oh my -- you are so very creative. I will be visiting you often for ideas on decorating. Thanks for sharing your life with us.

Sweet Designs said...

That is very cool, I have seen crafts like this done on glass dishes, but never on candles. Great tip, thanks!

Elizabeth said...

What an incredible idea. Thank you!

Barbara Jean said...

Great idea!

thanks for sharing the how to's

blessings
barbara jean

Holly said...

Oh Stop it! I love those candles! I am totally going to have to steal that idea. You are one smart cookie!

Tami said...

Oh my gosh...I just happened upon your blog and it is so adorable!! What a cute idea this is....off to check out more of your posts!!

Have a great week!
Tami

Michelle Hoad said...

Too cute. I don't usually burn candles, so this would work for me. I have them around for looks.

NYC Girl said...

Genius idea!!!
I dont burn candles either so these may be great decorations!

Chrissy said...

very cute....great idea!

Richella said...

Manuela, this is one of my favorites of anything you've ever posted. Those toile candles are so amazing--I was one of the many people who admired them. I NEVER would have guessed that you decoupaged them, but that makes so much sense! I have a feeling a whole lot of us are going to be copying this idea!

ellie said...

Hi Manuela..it's been forever. Love your candles. My teacher friends make candles for mother's day and they take cheap candles from wherever and the kids draw with white tissue paper with colored pencils and then the you cut it to fit each candle..then you use a heat gun to slowly adhere it to the candle. Works great!! but you have inspired me to take it to a more sophisticated level....I have two taper candle sticks that need some...great idea...

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh you clever, clever girl! Thanks for the tutorial. I just saw a packet of decoupage tissue at Michaels yesterday, with red toile and checks and harlequin diamond patterns in one package! I may have to go back and get that:>)

The Tablescaper said...

What an awesom idea! And there is some incredible tissue paper out there. Hmmm...think of the possibilities.

- The Tablescaper

Audra said...

Awe-inspiring! I saw some great napkins on clearance at Target for next to nothing. I will be picking up a few different styles to update my dollar store white candles.

This is simply divine...

The Inspired Nest said...

I just got your blog from Opulent Cottage and I just have to say WOW! You have now unleashed a crazy modge podge monster in me! I will be finding every candle I can to make a statement! Thanks for the inspiration!
Lacy

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness...I love this! I don't think I will look at a napkin the same (or my candles)! Love it :)