10 photos of a diy {basic Target candle gets a fall makeover}

Here is a super easy diy project. I purchased a basic candle from Target, but wasn’t crazy about the cupcake graphic. This entire project (including making the 5 different versions) took about 10 minutes. I purchased the woodgrain contact paper for a different project, but it didn’t work. Now it has found a home on my candle. It will easily peel off when I decide I don’t like it or I turn the jar into something else when the candle is gone. All the other materials were things I already had on hand.

As you can see you could come up with tons of versions to fit your particular style. Contact paper also works with dry erase markers, so you could even write on your candle.

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  • Christine - Great ideas!

  • allison - Very cool transformation! And I have a Target trip planned this weekend…

  • amanda torres - Too bad this isn’t a scratch and sniff post. I want to smell the candle!

  • Megan - I love this. My favorite is the last one.

  • rachel - Such a cute idea!! Where can you get the woodgrain contact paper?

  • Shannon{photos by shannon} - Cute! My favorite is the doily and yarn…I need to get some doilies! I’ve never noticed them on stores though, would it be more of a valentines day thing or can you get them anytime?

  • ashley jensen - That decorative duct tape is the cutest thing ever! Ah, to imagine the look on my husband’s face if he were to ask for some duct tape and I handed him that!!

  • Cate O'Malley - Love the one with the yarn and doily. Shannon – Dollar stores are a great source for doilies.

  • ashlee - you are so creative:)

  • Heather - i’ve been wanting to get that contact paper for so long, but couldn’t think of what to do with it. yippee! so excited i have a project for it now. i’m getting some today.

  • Jaimie - very cute! i would never think to do that!

  • tasha roe - i am so in love with that Eckert’s basket.
    super fun diy. love the first one – doilies are so much fun!

  • Ms. Ranty Pants herself - I love this idea. The orange ribbon one I am stealing for sure.

  • Jen - STUNNING! I never thought I would want to buy wiid grain contact paper! I do now!! Thanks…

  • meg duerksen - i love the first one! those are awesome.

  • Cherish Stockdale - cute idea. hard to choose which one is my favorite! they are all adorable!

  • purejoy - dude. they make duct tape that cute?? who knew!!?
    love the idea. agreed. the cupcake graphic=LAME. seriously, Target, you’re better than that!

  • KaraM - wonderful idea, as alwasy!

  • amy - Very cute idea – thanks for sharing!

  • Kristin - Haha! I have that exact candle scent and everything. πŸ™‚ I got it as part of my diet before I got pregnant. It didn’t work! It just made me want sweets more. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the cute idea to beautify it. I may make some of these for Christmas Gifts too. πŸ™‚

  • Dana Moran - I Love coming here! You are amazing…. i don’t know how you do it with 4 kiddos running around. I only have two & I can’t get anything done!

  • jamie - SWEET!
    diggin’ the simply sweet creativity.
    thanks!
    ~j

  • Jenny B. - 10 minutes? Really? It would take me 10 minutes (or longer) just to gather the supplies. Then it would take me another 10 minutes to measure and cut the contact paper. You are truly amazing! πŸ™‚

  • Kelly - Brilliant! I usually just turn the graphic around to face the wall but this is much cuter!

  • Leanne - Ha Ha that’s great! thanks!

  • Brooke - Genius…sheer genius. I’m so copying this idea! love it. xo

  • Becca - Awesome!!!

  • a pocket full of posies - JUST got home from Target…getting back-in-the-car-right-now! Too cute!!!
    Blessings!
    Jill

  • Meaghan - I’ll have to make sure to find these candles at Target. Vanilla cupcake sounds so good! This could prove to be a super useful project. I love Yankee Candle, but don’t really care for their jars. Glad to have a new way to decorate!

  • Caroline E. - I have been reading your blog for months and love seeing all of your creative ideas! More than that, I love the encouragement and fresh perspective that I get about being a godly woman, mother, and wife. Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  • Jamie - I luv the orange ribbon candle — such an easy thing to do but so cute!

  • jeannie - I would love to know how you are putting the fruit crat to use, I see some dishes and that’s about it ,I have 2 of these that I have found no use for yet except to put magazines in,thank you so much for a reply,J

  • kristen m - terrific! what a great idea!

  • natasha - so cute! I just made one with brown and green yarn. Tomorrow I’m going to hto glue on some buttons as well. Thanks for the idea!!

  • natasha - So cute! I just made one with brown and green yarn. tomorrow I’m going to add buttons as well. Thanks for the idea!

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