Upcycled Battery Tea Light

Upcycled Battery Tea Light

This project shows you how to take a simple battery tea light and turn it into something a little special for your next event.

What you need

Battery tea light candles
Printed Decorative Ribbon, Silk or Paper.
Craft Glue


Use themed ribbons to match party decor such as baby shower ribbons, Christmas ribbons and much more.

We used Indian paper ribbon to for our own Diwali party.

Simply wrap the ribbon around the tea light for a creative centerpiece.


  1. Two years ago I used tea lights to decorate at a wedding by gluing “snow glitter” to the top of tea lights, gathering crepe paper and gluing that to the sides. I covered the sides with ribbon and a small bow to make it look good and hold everything together. GENTLY stretching the crepe paper made them look professional.

  2. That’s really cute! I was wondering what I was going to do with that adhesive ribbon I bought at Easter – now I know!! Thanks for the idea!!

  3. Too cute!

  4. It is a craft – just because it’s not difficult or time consuming doesn’t mean it’s not worth it. I like the idea of dressing these little guys up. Thanks for the idea.

  5. joy dogan says

    Yes . I do call it a craft as i make alot of 3D projects like houses-Lanterns-Beach Houses they look really good inside & i think if I decorate them they will look even better than been just plain white, check them out on scrapbookingmad & see for yourself.

  6. oh come on.. you’re not REALLY calling this a CRAFT are you?

  7. joy dogan says

    I have alot of these Tea lights, will give it a go.

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