Silhouette Battery Operated Candles

For those of you that have already tried our Vera Bradley Decoupage Battery Operated Candle Project, I found another great way to dress up battery operated candles...rub ons! That's right the rub ons you find in the scrapbooking aisle of craft stores work really well on them. Just choose any smooth finish battery operated candle (I used the Dollar Tree store ones). For this particular project I used Hambly Screen Prints brand "Family Portrait" Rub Ons sheet bought at Archivers Scrapbooking store. Add stick on gems and your battery operated candle has gone from plain to fab. This is a super easy project that anyone can try. The silhouette decals on the candles create a fabulous mood.

You will need:

Plain Smooth Finish Battery Operated Candles (I got mine from The Dollar Tree Store).

Scrapbooking Rub Ons (the Silhouettes are from the Hambly Screen Prints

Adhesive Gems (found in the scrapbooking area)


Popsicle Stick or other smooth rubbing tool

Cut out the rub on decal.

Separate from the backing paper and line up on your candle.

Hold the decal in place while rubbing it onto the candle. The decal will become light in color when it is all applied. (you could also tape the decal down while rubbing, but I found holding it works ok).

Double check you have the entire design rubbed on by lifting a little off at a time. Fix any missed decal area by smoothing it back down and rubbing again.

Once applied gently smooth out any small wrinkles with your finger.

Apply adhesive gems if desired.

Any scrapbooking rub ons will create a 
nice silhouette effect.

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The Rebel Crafter


  1. Love it! How do you come up with so many awesome ideas?

  2. Awesome! And so easy!! Thanks for sharing xo

  3. you just gave me an wonderful idea, thanks for sharing.

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  4. I just love it, please email me I would like to see you if are interested an interview. Thank you.

  5. What a super idea and I love the way they look when lit!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Knick of Time Tuesday.


  6. Can you send me a small portion of your creativity? That would be great! Thank you for your link, honey!

  7. Pretty, thanks for sharing at Bacon Time.

  8. This is too cute as well! I'm loving these ideas for battery operated candles!



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