I found some really pretty scrapbooking paper to wrap them in. I grabbed two similar but different patterns, some contrasting ribbon, tacky glue, stick-on bubble letters and three different sized candles. I couldn't wait to get home and put them all together. It was actually a very easy project to do!
The big candle with the W on it was too big for the scrapbook paper to fit around. I was so upset and didn't know what I was going to do. That's when I had the idea to put the ribbon behind it. I think it turned out pretty well. Actually I like it better than I would if it didn't have the strip of ribbon! I just glued a strip of ribbon to the candle then wrapped the scrapbook paper around and glued it.
After I was done decorating them, I thought I can't leave the bottoms just plain and waxy. I wanted my mom to be able to put them on a table and not worry about messing the table up. I decided to cut a circle of the scrapbook paper and glue it to the bottom. I remembered I had some small felt stickers that we used on the bottom of our furniture to keep it from scratching our hardwood floors. I stuck a couple of those on the bottom and voila!
I really love how the candles turned out!! I'm thinking about making some for myself! What crafty projects have ya'll done lately??