Yarn Wrapped Pillar Candles for Easter

This post may contain affiliate links, which gives me a small percentage of the sale, at no cost to you. Thanks for your support!

Yarn Wrapped Candles – add spring color to your home with these pillar candles wrapped with yarn! They are a quick and easy Easter decoration.

yarn wrapped candles on Easter mantel

Last year when I was putting together my Easter mantel display, I had two awesome shabby chic candle holders I wanted to use. But all I had was white candles. They needed a pop of color, because the candlesticks are white.

I looked all over the internet for ways to dress up candles, then finally came up with my own idea. I wrapped two pillar candles with different colors of yarn that matched my Easter Egg Banner.

I already had the yarn, so it didn’t cost me anything, and it took about five minutes. And I am happy to report that they withstood a year in storage and look just as great as they did last year. Hooray!

yarn wrapped candle for Easter

Here’s how to add a little color to plain white candles with a little yarn:

How to Make Yarn Wrapped Candles for Easter


-Start with a plain pillar candle.
adding yarn to white pillar candle

Take yarn in the color of your choice and secure it to your pillar candle. I used tape, because I thought I would remove the yarn when I was finished so I could reuse the candles somewhere else. But then I liked them so much I ended up keeping the yarn on.

It has held up just fine in storage with just the tape, but you can use hot glue for a more secure hold. It will melt the candles a bit, so be careful.

If you want to use multiple colors like I did, just secure each end of the yarn to the back of the candle. It’s not so pretty on the back, but that’s OK, no one will see it! If you are just using a solid color, you will only need two pieces of tape.
yarn wrapped Easter candle

That’s it, now you have some cute yarn wrapped candles!
Easter yarn wrapped pillar candles

See, I told you it was easy.

Oh and just in case any of you are worrying, I don’t light these candles because of the yarn. Actually, the only candle that gets lit is our Christmas advent candle. With a house full of active kids, I just don’t want to take any chances.

Here are a few more Easter craft projects:

Yarn Wrapped Ombre Easter Eggs
Painted Easter Eggs
Fabric Carrots


  1. Mary Mansfield says:

    Is there any danger of fire when the candle is burned?

  2. Karen Whitney says:

    I so love these! Totally love candles and you have taken them to a new (and easy) level! Thank you 🙂

  3. These are too cute Kara! I love how easy they are to make, what a cute way to bring Easter decor into the home.

  4. So sweet!

  5. Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State says:

    These are really cute!

    Visiting from My Repurposed Life!

  6. These are darling!! my kind of craft. I hope you linked today- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/03/link-party-every-tuesday.html

  7. This candle is so sweet. So simple, yet pretty. Great job!

  8. Amy mayen says:

    Cool Kara!

  9. Love the way those turned out! I have some white candles like that that I used for my Christmas table….they might need a spring makeover 🙂

Speak Your Mind