Last Minute Gift Idea

One of my favorite handmade gifts to make are decorative candles. Here is a super easy last minute gift idea.


Clear glass religious candle. This one is 5″ tall.
1 sheet decorative paper cut 4 3/4″ x 7 1/2″
Yasutomo Nori Paste
Ribbon or paper cord, charm and beads


Brush on an even coat of Nori Paste using a bristle brush or spread with fingers. Nori paste is wonderful for this technique because it is re positionable and doesn’t leave a sticky residue after drying. I used Yuzen paper which has a lot of fiber content and it’s very strong but you can use almost any thin paper. I like papers that are translucent so the light comes through.


Lay the candle on the pasted surface and roll it onto the glass.


Smooth out any bubbles with your fingers and position it evenly on the glass. Let it dry completely.


Add ribbon to the top of the candle and finish with beads and a charm. Viola!


I hope everyone enjoys a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!

Karen Elaine

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