DIY candle upcycle with a printable!

Say what?! A printable on a candle? YOU BETCHA! I’m super excited about this project because the possibilities for all the seasons are going to be endless!

This DIY candle upcycle with a printable is super easy, super cute and super fun! Let me show you how you can do this too!

I bought this white pillar candle from Big Lots with a plan in mind of something to try. Any pillar candle will do (and I will warn you that this one didn’t smell the greatest. haha! I recommend get one that isn’t scented or that you like the smell of).

DIY candle upcycle with a printable!

Next I decided which printable I wanted to use, for this one I picked this could buffalo check fall printable! You can find it HERE in one of my fall craters bundle. (Again, any of the little bundle images from any season would work)

DIY candle upcycle with a printable!

I cut it out and simply mod podge it on. I repeat…all I did was mod podge it on. SOOOO easy! Once it was dry, I put another coat over the top to seal it in.

DIY candle upcycle with a printable!

PLEASE NOTE!! I am NOT going to burn this candle. This will be for looks only. I would recommend lighting a candle with paper on it. haha!

How stinkin’ cute is this candle upcycle?! I had to make a little matching smaller one with the buffalo check pumpkin printable too of course! (It is found in that same bundle here)

DIY candle upcycle with a printable!

BUT…when I did this on a FB Live a lot of you asked if it would work on a battery operated candle. So, I decided to give that try too and change it up a bit. Here’s what I used…

DIY candle upcycle with a printable!

This printable came from this bundle HERE! I took a piece of scrapbook paper and cut it to fit around the candle. I left it a little taller on the top and was going to worry with that later.

DIY candle upcycle with a printable!

Take your handy mod podge again and just mod podge your paper on to the candle. Easy, right? Then trim the top as close as you can and use a sanding block to sand off the excess paper so it fit perfectly on those little curves.

DIY candle upcycle with a printable!

Next, I took the printable, cut it out and mod podged it on top of the scrapbook paper. One final coat of mod podge on top to seal it all in and BAM! This one was done too!

DIY candle upcycle with a printable!

How cute is this candle upcycle also?! AND YOU CAN TURN IT ON AND LET IT “BURN” lol! Let me know if you will be trying this for fall or for ANY AND EVERY season! I think I’ll be doing them for sure!

DIY candle upcycle with a printable!

Until next time…


PS…YOU CAN SEE ALL OF MY PRINTABLES HERE! Get ya some and have some fun!


  1. Dena

    I love this great idea m going to do this thank you for sharing

  2. Carol

    Very seasonal treasure! Will be doing it soon! Picked gorgeous napkins at HL and will use a few of those! Thanks! Keep on craftin’!

  3. Paulette Anglin

    I purchased printable today. I am unable to print them on my computer. Do yo have any suggestions on printing? I am a senior citizen so that may be my problem. Love your site.

    • Stacey Collins

      Not sure exactly since every device is different. You can always have somewhere like staples, office depot, ups store etc make the copies for you! Thanks!

  4. Susan Aleman

    Such a cute project. I already have candles now i just need to decorate.

  5. Marsha

    Beautiful! Just brought some candles !!