Transforming a Dollar Store candle

When I was working on my daughter's party, I was looking for ways to create cheap but beautiful party decor.  I knew I wanted to use candles on the tables, but I wanted them to look chic  but chic can sometimes mean expensive and my budget was tight.
I was in the dollar store when inspiration struck.  Why not use the plain white prayer candles that sells for $1 or less?

I purchased the candles for $1each, you can find them at the dollar or convenience stores and supermarkets across the country. They should look something like this picture below.


I, then printed a monogram on vellum paper, that I created for free from wedding chicks.

Then I cut the paper to the size of the candle and attached it using double stick tape 
and Voila Beautiful Personalized Candles for a cost of $1.10 each !!


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8 comments:

  1. This is a great idea! I never thought of using those candles and personalizing them. Thanks for sharing this information. I found you blog through Google...and I love it! Keep up the great work.

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  2. I love this idea! They're beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.
    ~Mary
    www.thecraftygals.blogspot.com

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  3. What a great idea. My daughter is turning 9 in a few months. I'll have to hit the $1 store asap!
    Thanks to Better After for the link. :D

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  4. I'm here from Better After. I love this idea!!! Can't wait to try it!

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  5. I found your blog through Better After! I love love love this idea! So easy and pretty! The possibilities are endless! God bless you!

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  6. Beautiful! Popping over from Tip Junkie.

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  7. thanks for sharing, love dollar store tips! i'm stopping by from the lovely poppy and would love for you to come by and checkout the huge giveaway going on that ends thursday- http://thelovelypoppy.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-follower-giveaway.html xoxo nicole

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  8. Hi, I'm your newest follower and I love this idea! Thanks for the tip. So glad I came across your blog.

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