Yarn Wrapped Pillar Candles for Easter

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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!

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

Yarn Wrapped Candles for Easter

-Start with a plain pillar candle.
decorating-with-candles-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 re-use the candles somewhere else. But then I liked them so much I ended up keeping the yarn on. It held up just fine in storage, but you can use glue just to be safe. 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!
decorating-with-candles, easterThat’s it, now you have some cute yarn wrapped candles!
easter-pillar-candlesSee, I told you it was easy.
Do you use candles in your home decor? I sure love them! But at my house they never get lit, not with a two year old running around!


  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 🙂

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