Thursday, October 4, 2012

DIY Ombre Yarn Wrapped Candle

This is a slightly embarrassing diy post because it's like a 2 minute project  - seriously - and it's so easy it's hard to even write a "how to" post.  I'm only sharing it because - well, who doesn't like a super quick and cheap project?  Especially as we start to near that time of year when we're all scrambling for gift giving ideas.  This 2 minute project would be great for a last minute hostess gift.  Oh and for any critics out there  -  you're right, it's not exactly 2 minutes - it's more like 5.

So here's what you need -


Then just wrap equal parts of all 3 different colors of yarn around the candle making sure to add a little glue here and there to keep the yarn in place.

And that's it.

I told you it was super easy.  The fun part is that because you hot glued the yarn to the fabric sleeve instead of directly on to the glass you can remove this sleeve and make a different one whenever you want to change the look.  Oh, the possibilities!  Somehow wrapping this candle makes it look more substantial.  It looks less like a cheap-o glass candle jar which let's be honest - that's what it actually is.  Lipstick on a pig  candle anyone? 

 Yay for easy peasy!

If you're looking for more quickies - check this post here for 11 projects you can bust out in about an hour.


  1. Super cute and simple! Love the entry table vignette!

  2. love it! and love the whole Fall vignette

  3. Fun project for little ones to help with, too! Love your entry table!

  4. This is a great project. Very creative too. This will be fun to do with kids. A time for some bonding.
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  5. Very cute. I definitely burn more candles in the fall, they are all over the house. And I get my must have scents - pumpkin spice and apple cinnamon :-)

  6. It's awesome but what I love most is your frames with the clothespins... Beautiful!

  7. Uber-cute!

    Ha ha, giggling because I used the phrase "easy peasy" in a blog entry I did about a super fast art project. Was also a little embarrassed that I considered posting in progress pictures since it was so easy. Let's hear it for non-time-consuming projects!

  8. You're right, it just takes it up a notch! Pretty fall vignette!

  9. Super cute idea. The vignette is stunning. I so want to pop in and just see it all in person.

  10. Very cute. I've wrapped candles with the thread used for friendship bracelets and I've used hemp. I keep looking at the colors you chose, and thinking that if the bottom was orange it'd look like candy corn. :)

    1. Jenny - so true! I hadn't even thought of that because I don't really do Halloween decor - but that would be so cute!


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