Above my mantle I have two wrought iron candle holders on either side of a painting by my grandmother (since passed away). After we moved in (a year and a half ago) I hastily put the things on the wall then forgot about it. However the colors of the candles did NOT go with the painting and just looked rather off.
I wanted to change that. I didn't want to replace the candles themselves, so I decided to simply wrap the candles in paper. Especially since the candles are above eye level and I wouldn't be able to see the different colored candle inside.
All I needed was the candle some cardstock, a 12" paper cutter and some glue dots.
I measured the height of the candle and cut a piece of 12x12 cardstock to the right height. Then I wrapped it around the candle, making sure to overlap enough for the glue dots, and marked it by creasing it with my fingernail.
After cutting it to the right length I wrapped it around again, placed some glue dots under the flap, and stuck it down. Easy!
These candles (which I'm pretty sure I got at the dollar store) were not perfectly cylindrical so there was a bit of a gap at the top. I just made sure the paper was straight and decided it didn't matter since it wouldn't be seen.
Here's the before:
I love quick little projects. They make me feel like I'm actually getting something done instead of constantly having to stop and put it aside AGAIN! :)