Oversized Faux Birthday Candles

If you’ve been keeping up with my Facebook live videos, you may remember this fun birthday craft from a few months ago! It was my sister’s birthday & I was trying to come up with a whimsy last minute centerpiece. I needed to use things I already had & it needed to be quick, so these oversized faux birthday candles were born! They are so easy to make & work for any age group! You can even let the kids make them!

Need Quick & Cheap Birthday Party Decor?! Make These DIY Oversized Faux Birthday Candles with Things You Probably Have at Home!

You can line them up down the table for an eye-catching centerpiece &/or gather them in groups of 2-3 around the party area for extra decor!

Need Quick & Cheap Birthday Party Decor?! Make These DIY Oversized Faux Birthday Candles with Things You Probably Have at Home!      Need Quick & Cheap Birthday Party Decor?! Make These DIY Oversized Faux Birthday Candles with Things You Probably Have at Home!

I think they go great on a cake table!

Want to make these? Be sure to print the tutorial & supply list below!

Oversized Faux Birthday Candles
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Ingredients
  1. toilet paper rolls, empty
  2. white or patterned card stock/scrapbook paper
  3. markers (optional)
  4. yellow or orange tissue paper
  5. clear tape
  6. ruler
  7. scissors
Instructions
  1. Print or draw stripes or other desired pattern onto card stock if not using scrapbook paper.
  2. Stack 2 toilet paper tubes on top of each other & twist them together so they attach & create a longer candle. Add a piece of tape if necessary.
  3. Lay toilet paper tube over card stock/paper & wrap the tube all the way around. Secure both ends of paper with tape.
  4. Create a tassel with a sheet of tissue paper-See video. Fold the sheet into quarters. On the opposite side of the top fold, cut strips 1" wide & 3" long across the bottom of the sheet.
  5. Roll tassel up & shake apart fringed top to fluff it up.
  6. Place tassel, fringe side up, into the candle, creating the flame.
  7. Fluff up until it stays in place & the tissue spills over the candle. Use tape to secure inside the rolls if necessary.
Notes
  1. Customize colors to match party theme/colors!
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Hit play to watch the tutorial! 

Customize the paper & colors to the theme of the party or the birthdayee’s (I know that’s not a word) fave colors!

Don’t Forget to Pin it for Later! —>

Need Quick & Cheap Birthday Party Decor?! Make These DIY Oversized Faux Birthday Candles with Things You Probably Have at Home!

Birthday Blessings Y’all!

Cathryne 



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