Easy and Thrifty Valentine Candles

Hi everyone!

I thought I would share this post I did last Febuary since Valentines Day is our next holiday. And it is a fun, easy and thrifty decorating idea. I hope you enjoy it.

So, did you take advantage of the "after Christmas sales" and snatch up some cheap......er......I mean, thrifty candles? When I can buy big candles at lower than Dollar Store prices, I grab them! Candles can be such a quick and easy way to decorate.

Heading out to the store and buying pink, red and white candles for Valentines Day decor can get expensive. Even if you just buy them at the dollar store. Wait until after Valentines Day to buy these cute candles. Right now just doll up your existing candles!

Remember, I am using the things I have on hand to decorate for Valentines day this year. So, nothing was bought to transform these candles.

First up is this glass candle holder. I just used a piece of satin pink ribbon and hot glued the conversation hearts (leftover from another project ) on the ribbon.

Then I rummaged round in my scrapbooking supplies for pretty scrapbook paper. I was so excited to find a package of valentine paper I got last year clearanced at Big Lots!

These 2 candles were Christmas clearanced ones. Since they were already red and white, I did just a little scrapbook paper wrap.

This is one of the Glade holiday candle jars. It has snowflakes and other Christmasy designs on it, so it to got wrapped.

Now, just look around your house for votive candles holders. If you don't have any or not as many as you want to doll up, look for alternatives. Here are the candle holders I gathered to wrap. As you will see, 2 of them are being use as tealight holders but, are really little cheese spread jars.

Have some fun with them.

Got some nice size candles but not the right color, no problem, just wrap them.

These candles are up on a shelf so you don't see what color the candles are.

I am linking to:

Sunday Favorites

Seasonal Sunday.

Showcase Party

Love Linky
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  1. Love these decorating ideas. I'm sending a link to my daughter.

  2. Some great ideas there! Thanks!

    Bella Rosa Antiques

  3. Great ideas for beautiful candles and holders.


  4. You really did some cute things with all the candles. Thanks for the information. I might end up having Valentine's candles after all.

  5. LOVE these PRETTY thrifty ideas...thanks for sharing:)


  6. I remember you doing this last year and I am still impressed with your thrifty and fantastic ideas!

  7. fun & sweet! now - how do you go about getting the old wax out of glass votives??? I've never understood what to do with them-

  8. What a great idea, and your's turned out beautifully!!! Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to get started!! :)

  9. No after Christmas shopping for me. The before shopping was enough to last me awhile.

  10. A thrift store lover - a girl after my own heart. Wonderful ideas.
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  11. Really nice, thrifty ideas to get us started toward Valentine's Day!

  12. This is too cute! You did a fabulous job! I'd love for you to come link it up to my Love Link Party. It would be a fantastic addition.


  13. Diann, these are just as cute as can be. You're inspired me to try my hand at candleholder conversions. So neat! Thanks for the tips.

    Happy Seasonal Sunday...


    Sheila :-)

  14. Really cute candles Diann! I already have my Valentine's Day feather tree up:@)

  15. Thanks for the tips for Valentines Day! They are adorable. I may have to try a couple for my sweetheart table. Happy Seasonal Sunday!

  16. Great ideas! I didn't get to to many sales, sick right after Cmas, and then snow, and snow and snow! :(

  17. Hi Diann...

    You always have the best ideas, my friend! I loved all of your pretty Valentine candles! The candleholder with the conversational hearts is just adorable...I really love that idea! Soooo many pretty candles using the scrapbooking paper to decorate as well! I love to use scrapbooking paper for many different things...it's reasonably priced and you can get so many pretty designs and patterns! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome crafting ideas and pretty Valentine candles with us for Sunday Favorites this week, my friend!

    Well dear lady, I hope that my note is finding you and your sweet family all doing well!

    Love ya,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  18. Oooh love this! I have a prayer candle lying around from Xmas crafts and I definitely know what I'm going to do with it now!


  19. Such cute and creative transformations.

    Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  20. Extremely cute candles! A nice candle light dinner on valentine's day will be a bonus. A couple can watch romantic or their favorite flicks at home hand in hand and cuddle up with each other.


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