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A Quick Easy Decorative Candles with Repurposed Belts

I love an easy project! I had some extra belts from the thrift store laying around after finishing this project,and I always have a bit of burlap hanging around as well and thought it would be cute to embellish decorative candles with repurposed belts (for decorative use only) for a quick and easy project decor project!

embellish decorative candles with repurposed belts! It's easy to dress up a battery operated candle with burlap and a belt and burlap for an upcycled project

This upcycled belt project is a perfect way to use old or thrift store belts and create a cozy feel on dollar store candles. I always find  a lot of really cool belts  at the thrift store. I’ve even used them to create leather bracelets. I wrapped a bit of burlap around  the candle base, but any decorative fabric or paper will do (just make sure to remove it before burning.).

Use a thrift store belt to dress up a candle

To add the leather belt onto the candle, I measured the belt so it had about 2 inches of hang over on the end and I could actually “buckle” it.  It’s easiest to make a loop with the belt and then slip it over the top of the candle with the burlap and then tighten it. Once I tightened it, I used a pair of sharp scissors to cut it down and create a nice and clean point on the end for the embellish decorative candles with repurposed belts.

It was that easy! It’s a decorative use only on a regular candle and you would have to remove it before burning. But, you could easily do this on a battery operated candle and then leave it on while using it.

If you liked this project, you might also love these other upcycled  and repurposed projects from every day items …projects like:

Upcycled stamped book stack

A gold leaf wine bottle upcycle

Make a wine bag from repurposed jeans

How to repurpose old encyclopedias into aged display books



  1. Love this idea! I just collected a bunch of belts to wrap around pillows. I never thought about candles. I shared this on my fab friday post.

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