Create Colorful, Custom Candle Cubes

I have a super-easy idea for you today – Custom Candle Cubes (and how about that alliteration?) This is another project where you can create endless, custom looks depending on the papers you choose. (Remember the Marbled Metallic Wall Art from last week? Gorgeous papers were again the secret ingredient.) The 5” cubes are the perfect size for chunky candles, but they’re also fun displayed all on their own.

There's so much you can do with these decorative cubes! Easy to DIY with textured scrapbook papers and cubes of Styrofoam brand foam.

Green & Black Gator Cubes.

To make Custom Candle Cubes, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 5” cubes
  • Textured paper, two 12” x 2” sheets
  • Thick, white craft glue or paper paste
  • Tools needed: Scissors or a paper trimmer; Xacto® knife with new blade; pencil; ruler

To make a Custom Candle Cube:

1. For each foam cube, cut six, 5-1/8″ squares from papers. Cubes shown are one solid black, one solid green cube, and one mix-and-match.

2. Apply a thin, even coat of craft glue or paper paste onto one side of a cube. Position a paper square so that it’s flush with one side and the top edge. Smooth down the paper square with your fingers.

3. Carefully trim the excess paper on the side and bottom edges with an Xacto knife. Repeat, till all sides are covered. Let dry completely.

Not a paper crafter? Here’s how you an change it up. I recently shared these Textured Deco Cubes, too. Same setting, completely different look. So, if you’d rather, use twine, buttons and twigs to cover your cubes.

Love the textures! DIY these Deco Cubes on

Textured Deco Cubes — same idea, different finishes.

There are so many ways to display these cubes. How would you use them?

P.S. Don’t miss tomorrow’s mysterious giveaway . . .

Happy crafting.


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8 Responses to Create Colorful, Custom Candle Cubes

  1. LisaM6 says:

    Great cube tuts. The use of the specialty paper is great. I have some and never know what to do with it. Now to find it again.

    • Sharon says:

      I bet that MIA paper turns up as you continue to get your craft room set up. That’s when you find lots of buried treasures, right? I know that happens to me — “what, I didn’t know I already had this . . .” Sharon

  2. These are really pretty!

  3. Debbie Kaste says:

    These are awesome, Sharon! Love all of them.

    • Sharon says:

      Amazing what you can do with a little paper and a foam cube, right? My mind is churning over the endless ways these could turn out, depending on the papers you used . . . Thanks so much for stopping in! Sharon

  4. Lynn Jackson says:

    Oh my goodness that one with the buttons I must make. Now why didn’t I think of this before.
    That is so cool!!! What a great post.

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