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Last week, I found these battery operated candles at the Dollar store. They come two to a pack and have little stands to go with them. I knew it would be easy to do something with them and at $0.50 each, I couldn’t walk away.
I decided it was time to whip out my Halloween stash of Washi Tape, all from the Recollections collection at Michaels, and put them to good use. The Washi was perfect for this project!
Here are the candles as they come. It actually says they are emergency candles so I’m going back to grab some more for emergency storage. Why not right?
I used two skinnier rolls of washi tape and the chevron is nice and wide. I liked the variety it gave me. This was so easy to do. Just put down the edge and wrap the washi around the candle until you match up with the first edge. I used scissors to give it a nice straight cut and then lined the edges up. I wanted as little seam showing as possible. The bottom of the candles screws off to put the batteries in so I was sure to do that one separately so we wouldn’t run into issues getting the batteries in.
This is the base of the candle. I wanted to cover it as well. I went back and forth overlapping layers of washi so none of the white showed. Once I had that done, I flipped it over and put down some more strips to keep the edges down.
That’s it! It was a simple project but so versatile. The nice thing is I can always take the washi tape off and decorate them for other holidays. Or, because they are so cheap, just buy more and use those for other holidays. They are pretty bright little lights too, more like flashlights than the flicker of a candle. Hooray, once more, for the Dollar Store! (Sheesh, that sounded like I’m a cheerleader!). Don’t you just love Halloween?