Faux Boise Candle Base & Candle

by Johnnie Collier


Well hello there! I’m Amy from Mod Podge Rocks. I’ve never been a big Valentine’s Day person until I did a Aqua Valentine series last year . . . in which I threw hearts on their head by turning them blue. It made for a more interesting Valentine’s Day in terms of crafting, and I’ve loved making projects for February 14th ever since.

Candle Base 2

This year I made a project that I made for Valentine’s Day but you can use all year round. It’s not “obvious” Valentine’s Day but that is why I like it! I actually used woodgrain (aka faux bois) tissue paper that I got from Target on clearance for $.99 – it was leftover from Christmas. Add some Sparkle Mod Podge, Dimensional Magic and a red candle and you have instant home decor. Here’s how I made it.

Gather These Supplies

$1 candle tray from the dollar store
Mod Podge Satin
Mod Podge Sparkle
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
Tissue paper


Here’s the dish straight from the dollar store – soak it to get the tag off of the bottom.


Spread out the tissue paper (try to find the non-wrinkliest area possible) and place the dish face down. Trace with a pencil.


Cut out the circle and keep trimming until it fits inside the dish. I had to trim and fit several times.


Spread a layer of Mod Podge Satin down into your dish. You can use Matte or Gloss too – it really doesn’t matter. The reason I didn’t use the Sparkle is because I didn’t want any texture between the tissue paper and the glass (which the glitter particles can cause). If you don’t care, you can use the Sparkle Mod Podge to apply the tissue paper too.


Put the tissue paper into the glass dish and very carefully smooth down with the paint brush. Tissue paper is very fragile. Let it dry for 15 – 20 minutes and then spread Sparkle Mod Podge over the top.


Add Dimensional Magic to the top, inside the lip of the glass dish. It’s going to take overnight to dry because of the amount of Dimensional Magic.

Candle Base 2

I love this look! Love that it’s white and red woodgrain, so I can use it for Valentine’s Day, but I can also keep it out all year round. I also love that it only cost me a few dollars to make!

Candle Base with candle 2

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amy* February 5, 2013 at 10:47 am

Ha! I totally have that tissue paper squirreled away somewhere! Knew I saved it for a reason! Thanks for the Tutorial Amy :)



2 Paula February 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm

very nice, like the idea it can sit out all year round!!!


3 Laura / The Shed / Pet Scribbles / Socks for Sandy February 5, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Love how crisp and smart this candle looks! Perfect for Valentine’s Day minus the frilly frills. :) Pinned it, of course!


4 Shannon Fox February 5, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Oh how cute! Love the wood grain in red ;) It’s a nice twist!!


5 Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage February 5, 2013 at 6:28 pm

I absolutely love this – Amy really knows her way around a jar of mod podge and … she rocks!


6 Katie February 5, 2013 at 11:25 pm

Oh my gosh this is so cool!!! Love this Amy!!!


7 malia February 8, 2013 at 10:23 am

Fun tutorial Amy and Johnnie!


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