Introduction: Hymnal Candles: Pottery Barn Knockoff

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If you have been to a Pottery Barn or seen their add, they have some beautiful candles that have sheet music on them, but they are very pricey.  So, I made 3 of my own and they were really quick and easy to make and also inexpensive.

Step 1: What You Will Need

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Here is what you will need for this project:
-3 Flameless Candles  (These were purchased at the Dollar Tree and they take AAA Batteries which you may have on hand, or you can also pick up at the Dollar Tree as well)
-Mod Podge and a brush to apply it
-An old Hymnal for the pages.  (You could use any old book or sheet music for this, also patterned paper, etc)

Step 2: Preparing Your Hymnal Pages

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Now, you will need to pull out the pages that you want to use.  I picked out songs that I knew, and pulled them out of the book.  They you will need to cut the edges off of your paper so it will have a straight edge and be ready to apply.

Step 3: Applying the Pages

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Now, you need to take your brush and apply the mod podge directly to the flameless candle.  You will only do this to half of the candle at a time and then press the hymnal page down onto the mod podge.  Your page will be longer than you need, don't worry this will be trimmed later.  You will do this to both sides of the candle and line two hymnal pages up so the entire candle is covered. 

Once they are attached and dryed (it only takes about a minute), you will then cut the excess of the hymnal pages off of the candle so that it is only covering the candle.

Finally, you will take the mod podge and coat the entire surface of the candle to seal in the pages and give it a sheen look.

Step 4: The Finished Product

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Now, you can embellish the candle if you wish or leave them as is.  I wanted to add some ribbon around mine, so I took a tape runner and ran it over the ribbon and then simply attached it around all of the candles.

The Finished Project is pretty similar to the same candles you will find at the pottery barn and the total cost to make all 3 of these is less than $10.

Comments

kathynv (author)2016-12-29

I love the idea, but would probably want a more aged look. I think I'll look for Christmas carol sheet music and if necessary, I can always tea-dye the paper to make it look old. Thanks for the idea!

laurelangel (author)2012-05-09

I love the idea, it is so neat! do you think I could use real candles for this?

JeanKnox (author)laurelangel2012-05-09

I believe it would go onto real candles with the modpodge, but I am not sure if you would be able to burn them or not.

laurelangel (author)JeanKnox2012-05-09

thank you, I think I might try getting real tea light candles and putting them in a glass, and putting the music paper on the glass. Thank you for the idea!

calicos (author)2011-02-27

These are so pretty - I have some old, old sheet music that I have been wanting to do something with - this will be a great way to use it up! Thanks!

jnifrwebb (author)2010-12-21

VERY pretty!!!

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