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Sticky Back Canvas Candles

One of my favorite aspects about living the crafty life is building friendships with other artists. We bond over our favorite techniques and share the drama of making a living from dabbling in paint, glitter and glue. Some of us have been blessed enough to have product lines, and that includes Claudine Hellmuth and her new Studio line!

As artists and friends, whenever one of us comes out with product, we always trade and try out the goods, and best of all network and support eachother! And let me tell you – one item that delighted me was Claudine’s Sticky Back Canvas. And it is just that, canvas sheets with adhesive backing.I’ll use them for paintings and jewelry, but to start I lined three layers on candle jars, using acrylic paints, dyes and fabric markers for a boutique-worthy effect.

By the way, these are just regular Glade candles – they come with a peel-off label! So you can cover them with your favorite Crafty Chica paper, or fabric, scrapbook paper, lace, paper doilies, ribbon, stickers, trims pictures, or even better, use a photo program to make your own custom labels and scent names. They would be great to give as a gift or use at weddings or parties because you can customize them sooo easy! Because the surface of the candle jar is frosted, you can use Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue to affix the above-mentioned items. I woud make sure the ends overlap and glue those down as well.

For more about Claudine (and to congratulate her!); visit ClaudineHellmuth.com or pick up her new book The Scrapbooker’s Creativity Kit: Prompts and Ideas to Jump Start Your Layouts (Memory Makers, $19.99 paperback).

Canvas candles


1 pack of Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Back Canvas
Glass-encased candles (I used Glade and removed the label)
Paint of your choice: acrylic, dye, markers
Embellishment for the front of the candle
Hot glue


Cut the canvas into desired strips. I used three strips for each candle. Paint each one a contrasting color. Let dry. Remove the paper backing from the largest strip and wrap the canvas around the candle. Repeat with the remaining strips. Add a dab of hot glue to the back of the embellishment and affix to the front of the candle.

Note: Never leave burning candles unattended.

Peace, love, and glitter!
Kathy 🙂

P.S. Check out my new book and product line!

My sewing book is out today!

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