Mini DIY Tutorial – Origami Paper Wrapped Candles

Happy New Year! For the first post of the year, I have a little mini tutorial. It's the perfect quick craft project to spruce up a drab corner of the house. The other week I was at the grocery store and found these tall candles in glass jars for just $1.50. I decided to spruce up the plain white glass with a little origami paper and washi tape.

How to Make Paper Wrapped Candles

Origami Paper
Double Sided Tape
Washi Tape

Step 1: Cut origami paper in 1.5 by 3 inch pieces.

Step 2: Apply a piece of double side tape to each long side of a piece of paper and stick to candle. Repeat until covered all the way around in an even stripe.

Step 3: Apply a strip of washi tape around the top and bottom of the paper stripe.


  • Experiment with color combinations. Try all monochrome colors or natural tones or go bold with neons and brights.
  • Use a variety of paper sizes, covering the whole glass with full sheets of paper or just a thin strip at top or bottom.
  • Make a checkerboard design or put the design on an angle 
  • Layer papers on top of each other
  • Use rows of washi tape


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