Washi Tape Tealight Candle Makeover

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Washi Tape decorated Tealight #candles perfect for #Spring! #crafts #DIY

Spring is coming, and I am perpetually doing things on a budget, so I have been looking for ways to add Spring touches to my home without spending a fortune. Tealight candles can be purchased for about 20 for a dollar at the Dollar Tree, but they aren't very pretty or impressive. I scored some Washi tape on Christmas clearance at Target, even though very few of the patterns were actually Christmas related. I decided to take some of the more Spring looking Washi tape patterns and give my tealights a makeover. These Washi tape tealights are perfect for Spring and cost pennies to make!

Materials:

Washi Tape in your choice of colors/patterns
Scissors
Tea Light candles

Instructions:

Step 1: Gently wrap a length of Washi tape around the metal holder of a tea light candle to measure the length you will need.

Step 2: Cut the length of Washi tape, and then cut it in half down the center length wise if needed, so that there is no overhang on the candle base. Our Washi tape was too thick for the metal base of the tea light candles, so we cut it in half lengthwise so it would fit smoothly.

Step 3: Wrap the cut piece of Washi tape securely around the metal base of the tea light candle.

Step 4: Repeat steps 1-3 to wrap as many tea light candles as you like. This is a simple and easy way to dress up those inexpensive tea light candles.


washi tape tealight candles

How do you decorate or Spring on a budget?

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18 comments

  1. That really dressed up cheap tea lights! Awesome idea.

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  2. This is such a cute idea! Now I finally have a way to use all of those tea lights that I have laying around.

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  3. How simple and adorable! You could really incorporate tea lights to fit with any decor.

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  4. How cute is that? You're pretty stinkin' brilliant to think of doing this!

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  5. I love washi tape. This is such an easy and fun thing to do.

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  6. What a great idea! I have a bunch of those sitting around and they always look so plain, washi tape makes everything pretty!

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  7. They turned out so cute! I love that you don't need a tealight holder to hide the ugliness of the candles with the tape on them.

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  8. These turned out super cute and I love how easy they are to make.

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  9. How eye catching! I should do this for my daughter's Graduation Open House in the colors of her class!

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  10. Seems like the creative possibilities are endless when it comes to washi tape. :-)

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  11. What a cute idea, and so inexpensive! I love washi tape.

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  12. These are really cute. I need to pick up some washi tape, I see so many neat crafts with it.

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  13. What an easy way to dress up the tea candles.

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  14. Those are absolutely adorable!!!! Great idea.

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  15. Ooh, genius! I have a ton of boring aluminum-covered tea lights and this would make them so much cuter. It's funny, the whole washi tape thing cracks me up as I just thought it was my daughter that liked fun decorative tape. I had no idea it was a whole craft phenomenon.

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