Monday, January 17, 2011

Etceteras: valentine candle

Here’s a quick and easy way to dress up a plain candle for Valentine’s Day.

I made a miniature garland of hearts and simply wrapped the garland around the red candle.

The hearts were cut out of a translucent vellum envelope that I had on hand. If you don’t have translucent vellum, you can get a similar effect using white tissue paper ironed in between wax paper. Place regular paper on your ironing board, then layer wax paper, tissue paper, wax paper and another layer of regular paper so that the wax doesn’t stick to your board or iron. Cut out your hearts and glue to a piece of string.

Wrap the garland around the candle and add a dab of blue to the beginning and end of the string to secure the garland.  As with all decorative candles, use caution when burning.

This candle is ready to warm someone’s heart.

This project is entered in the CSI Valentine Challenge


This project is linked at the following

Childmade mmm button   Keeping It Simple Making Photobucket Texas Monkey BWS tips button   Paper Issues Blog Design Blog Button Valentine Crafts   Gettin' Krafty With It  CreativeShareWednesdays
http://www.thethriftyhome.comMake it Yours @ My Backyard Edenlil luna link party buttonAll Things Heart and HomeGet Your Craft On Tuesday 
   A Crafty Soiree Party Button giveaways Suzy's Artsy Craftsy SitcomIt's a Blog Party


  1. Wow! Carolyn, THANKS! It just so happens my best friend added a red (my favorite color) candle to my Christmas gift box AND I already have some vellum! Guess who's going to make one of these? I love it! Very feminine yet so simple!

  2. Very pretty! I love the randomness of the hearts, rather than lining them up like soldiers. And the velum is so bright. Thanks for linking! ps. I'd love it if you added my party link to your list.

  3. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, great to see what you've been up to!

  4. I love those little vellum hearts! Thanks for linking up!

  5. Oh My heck! This is so fantastic! Thank you so much for linking it to Paper Issues! We featured you today!!!

  6. LOVE IT!!! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  7. What a great tip for making vellum like paper! And the candle is super cute! GREAT job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  8. You are so creative! I love the little heart garland :) It's perfect, thanks for linking up!

  9. Very cute way to dress up a candle! Love it!

    Thanks for linking up to Craftify It Thursday!

  10. I love this candle it's so pretty! I featured it in a V-Day post of mine. Hope you don't mind :)

  11. This caught my eye at CSI Project--it is elegant and beautiful...

  12. So cute! Glad I found your website :)

  13. this is beautiful I love it and seriously that's a lot of link parties I haven't heard of some of them thanks for sharing

  14. I'm loving this candle! It's gorgeous!!!

  15. Wow, these are some great ideas! The photos are great. I think I would just let my kids draw on them before dinner for a personalized cup. They would love it!


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