This DIY is so simple and fun. I am still in love with (and not at all sick of) all the nature inspired design trends so when I saw the Birch Candle from Pottery Barn I got to thinking about how I could use some faux woodgrain contact paper I have on hand from past craft projects. Initially I just wrapped the paper around the candle but then Mollika and I got all crazy-like and starting making some simple silhouettes by printing images to create our own stencils. The bird on the branch that Mollika made is my favorite! I am thinking maybe some deer and fox silhouettes are next? A pine tree would be perfect for the holiday season as well.
Candles (We used Ikea's Tindra series. They sell a five pack of varying sizes in the stores that work great.)
X-acto knife if you are getting really detailed
Woodgrain Contact paper with adhesive backing (aka shelf paper)
- Print out an image you fancy or sketch your own on a piece of paper.
- Cut out the image and use it to trace directly onto the contact paper.
- Cut the contact paper image. Peel and apply directly to candle.
- Light the candle and enjoy the ambiance.