Monday, November 15, 2010

Inkling: gold leaf candle holders

Adding a splash of metallic d├ęcor can dress up a room and instantly change the look.


I made these gold leaf candle holders and was surprised at how such a small object changed the feel of my table.

To make these candle holders, you will need:

  • Candle holders – any type
  • Wire
  • Paper
  • Metallic Stamp Pads
  • Glue


  • Print out a leaf template and cut out several leaves. I used regular printer paper so that that I could curl the leaves.
  • Place your cut out leaves on the ink pad and press gently. I used three different ink pads to get a variegated look – gold, copper and silver.
  • Let your leaves dry.
  • Twirl wire around your candle holder. 
  • Once your leaves are dry, gently curl them around a pencil or other round object to give them a natural look.
  • Add a dab of glue to the bottom of each leaf and glue them to the wire.

  

These gold leaf candle holders make me want to get out the white linen tablecloth and good silverware.



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This project has been entered in the CSI Project of the Year Challenge
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11 comments :

  1. Gorgeous! You did such a great job with just some printer paper....you're right they look ready for an elegant meal! Thanks so very much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, great to have you back, and looks like you're becoming one of the regulars, which is fantastic! All the best!

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  2. Love all the details - it looks so beautiful! Great job! Visiting from Hope Studios Linky Party

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  3. That looks really pretty!

    Thanks for linking up to Craftify It Thursday!

    Jennifer @ Life with the Lebedas

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  4. Those are beautiful! They catch the light gorgeously! Excellent job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  5. So pretty- I love how they look next to the pumpkin! Hope you'll share these over at my Holiday Hookup link party!

    http://kraftykat76.blogspot.com/2010/11/holiday-hookup-3.html

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  6. Beautiful project, and I have all that on hand! Bookmarking this for Thanksgiving table ideas.

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