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How to Wrap Candles

Heat up your next porch party with some colorful and graphic pillar candles for decor.



Wrapping candles is a fast, easy and inexpensive way to add interest to plain candles, adding a fun touch to your outdoor gatherings.


Cup paper

Cut gift wrap or scrapbook paper to fit the height of your pillar candles.

Prepare for Candle Project

Heat candles

Heat the sides of the candle with a heat gun to just before melting point— about 30 seconds or so.

Heating Candle with Heat Gun

Attach paper

Attach paper to the soft wax and smooth down the paper surface with a tongue depressor.

Candle Wraps Heat Gun

Smooth paper

As you melt the candle keep smoothing the paper with the depressor.

Candle wraps with heat gun

Easy application

Wax will coat paper and adhere it to the candle shape. It's as easy at that.

Wagner Heat Gun with Candle

Visual interest

Use a variety of colors and patterns to create visual interest.

Wrapped Candles with scrapbook paper

Arrange and use

Arrange candles as a centerpiece. As with all candles, keep them within sight and out of the reach of children. Trim excess paper as the candle burns down.

Candles wrapped with gift wrap
Products Used


Gift wrap or scrapbook paper


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