Fancy Up Your Candles

For Teacher Appreciation week, I had to come up with some creative ideas for E’s teachers because we aren’t allowed to take outside food into the school.

One day, we decorated small candles for E to give to his teachers.  (poor little E was sick for a lot of the week so he didn’t end up getting to help with this project)

Check out some of our supplies

We used washi tape, fabric tape and paint to decorate the different candles (total of 4).

H was helping me so she got to choose how each one was decorated.

Once she got tired of the washi tape, we moved on and decided to stencil the last candle which would be given to E’s core teacher.

We used the Martha Steweart adhesive stencils which made it really easy even on the curved surface.


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  1. The stencil ones are very cute.

  2. What a lovely idea, they are fab

  3. I absolutely love “you ignite my love of learning” on the candle. Adorable! Perfect teacher gift!

  4. LOVE your washi tape! So pretty and the candles came out great!! Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower!
    Hope you have a great week!

  5. Those are super cute. How very imaginative you are!

  6. Very cute! So, my question is, how did the tape stick to the candles? Pretty well? I would be worried because of the waxy texture. THanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays.

  7. Thanks for sharing this at What’s In The Gunny Sack! Make sure you stop by and enter it into the Pinspired and Rewired Washi Tape contest for the chance to win a $75, $50 or $25 gift card!

  8. PERFECT sentiment for teacher appreciation! Good one!

    <3 Christina
    Thanks for linking up at the Wildly Original Round Up linky party!

  9. thanks for sharing with us at tip toe thru tuesday! I love ideas for taking the ordinary candle and making it fabulous!

  10. What a sweet gift idea!

  11. What a sweet gift idea!

  12. Oh my goodness…this is the CUTEST gift ever! So creative! Love!! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday’s Temptation.

  13. Thank you so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog tonight! Come stop by and grab a button :)

  14. Just wanted to let you know I am featuring your cute candles at today’s link party! Wahoo!!

  15. How pretty! I’ve started a washi tape obsession myself so I’ve been looking for ideas to decorate with it. I love the candle idea. I would love it if you would consider sharing this idea with some of my readers. I’m sharing a linky party with another blogger so it would be linked up on 2 blogs. Here is the link.


  16. This is so so cute… I really love it.. I love everything candles …and this is just too cute…. !!!!!

    Thanks so much for linking up with the ALL STARS BLOG BLOCK PARTY…. Hope to see you again this week….


  17. P.S.

    If you get a chance come check out and see where you were FEATURED from our ALL STARS BLOG BLOCK PARTY!!! Your candles rocked!!!!
    Thanks so much hope to see you this week too..don’t forget to get your button!!!

    Carri =) Thanks again so very much!!

  18. These are so cute. I love them. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky