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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Celebrations: embellished spring candles

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I was trying out some different techniques to embellish candles and came up with three different looks.


Blog Blue Candles
{left} Mod Podge Doily Candle
{middle} Cork Pad Candle
{right} Tissue Paper Confetti Candle



The doily candle is very simple to make. I used a 1 inch circle cutter to cut doily circles and simply Mod Podged them onto the candle.



I love how this candle looks but the drawback is that I can’t burn it since it’s covered in Mod Podge. Oh well, it’s still pretty to look at.



This candle is also easy to make and instantly changes the look of a plain candle.


  
I painted little cork pads with silver craft paint and then just peeled them and stuck them to the candle.



Pretty and elegant but I won’t be burning this one either.



I’ve been wanting to try this process for a long time and was pleasantly surprised that it really works.



Here’s how to embellish a candle with tissue paper.
  1. Cut out pieces of tissue paper.
  2. Position the paper on the candle and then wrap the candle in wax paper.
  3. Hold the wax paper tightly and then using a blow dryer, apply hot air to the wax paper.
  4. The wax begins to melt and the tissue paper absorbs the wax.
  5. Gently remove the wax paper and let cool.
Note: I applied the circles one at a time.



I love how these turned out and I think that I can burn these candles since the tissue paper should just melt and slide down the candle…. hopefully.



Thanks for visiting!

Carolyn


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17 comments:

  1. What creative ideas those are for embellishing candles. My favorite is the tissue paper technique. Thanks for sharing the "how to"s on the candles. Your photography looks like a magazine shoot...just beautiful.

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  2. I just read the scrolls on the web site and that i grew to become enthusiastic about the topic. Is extremely good web page.Cheers.

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  3. Carolyn, These are amazing!! LOVE !! ;)

    Bonnie

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  4. They turned out so well. I thought the doily was my favorite until I saw the tissue paper polka dots. So pretty.

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  5. Such a cute idea. Love the polka dots.

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  6. I love candles! These are really interesting ideas.

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  7. oh, love the tissue paper ones! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling sunday!

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  8. All three versions are lovely, but I'm particularly taken by that tissue paper method. So cool!

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  9. Hi Carolyn! I just wanted to pop in to let you know we will be featuring these tonight! Have a good one!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  10. This is such a great project! I love it's simplicity. In fact, it's downright cinchy ... and would be perfect at our "It's a Cinch" multi-blog link party. The link stays open until midnight Friday and when you link at one blog, you're automatically linked up to the party's five co-hosts ...

    http://www.itallstartedwithpaint.com/2012/03/its-cinch-link-party.html

    Hope to see you at the party!

    :)

    Linda
    www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

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    1. So happy you could make it to the Cinch party! Can I get you a drink? Red or white?

      ;)

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  11. Lovely candles! I can't wait to try making some!

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  12. This is such a fun way to make boring candles exiting!!

    Love the corks - would be perfect for a wine themed party!

    So glad you joined our Cinch party
    Kelly

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  13. What an easy fun way to make candles extra special! Thanks for sharing and thanks for linking to our party!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  14. Carolyn - these ideas are so cute! I love them all, especially the tissue paper. Thanks so much for sharing this at our party.
    Karah

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