Add washi tape to tall birthday candles

☁ Quick craft: under 30 minutes.

kraft&mint washi tape+candles

Isn’t washi tape the best? It is one of my favorite crafting products, and I’m always on the hunt for modern designs and great colors. The idea of wrapping washi tape to white tall birthday candles, came to me on a whim, when I threw a birthday party for my husband about 6 weeks ago.

I baked a tall yellow cake with white frosting and wanted to add a fun element to the cake. The theme colors for his party were white, gold and black. I remembered I had a roll of washi tape with a gold polka dot pattern that would go perfectly with the party’s colors theme. It took me a few minutes to add tape to all the candles, and voila, I had instant cute candles to decorate the cake.

You can view all the details for that party on this post. Following that party, I threw another party for my daughter who just turned five. She asked for a pink cake, just like daddy’s cake but all pink. I used the same idea and wrapped pink and white washi tape to the same white candles. The candles were a hit and a few people asked me where I got them… I had to share my secret with them and now with you! Please take a look below for a quick visual tutorial and list of materials.

kraft&mint add washi tape to tall birthday candles craft

kraft&mint washi tape + tall birthday candles

Thank you for reading and visiting kraf&mint. I always love to read your thoughts under the comments section, they make my day! Have fun decorating your next cake ;)

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17 Thoughts on “Add washi tape to tall birthday candles

  1. That looks so good. An so impel too. :) Never thought of using wash tapes on candles. Makes it so much more personalized :)

  2. What a great idea!! You can match your candles to any theme!

  3. this is adorable! such a good idea for all that washi tape i have in my drawers :)

  4. This is a genius idea…so fab! Love.

  5. this is adorable!!! thanks for linking up to the party!

  6. What a pretty way to dress up candles! Thanks for linking up to The DIY’ers.

  7. Suzi on 2014/07/05 at 1:12 pm said:

    Do the washi tape wrapped candles burn the same way? This is so stinkin’ cute!!

    • Yes! Though I wrapped the washi tape, leaving half inch between the wick and tape! That way the tape won’t catch on fire. Since this is for birthday candles, then they are only lit for a minute or so. And hot wax dripping wasn’t a problem. Does this make sense ? ;)

  8. This is such a great idea! I never thought to use washi tape on candles!

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