Showing posts with label candles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label candles. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: Thread Wrapped Candles

Thread Wrapped Candles via homework | carolynshomework.comI saw some string wrapped candles in a catalog recently and thought what a great idea it was to jazz up some plain candles for a festive celebration.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

ETCETERAS: a winter centerpiece

Winter Centerpiece via homework | carolynshomework.comI failed so miserably with Christmas décor this year that I had to do some post-holiday winterizing. Between my new day job and being away almost every weekend at my son’s volleyball tournaments we just didn’t have time to haul out the Christmas décor. Add to that the fact that it’s been almost 80 degrees here in Southern California and I almost feel like it wasn’t the holiday season.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Celebrations: cupcake candle flags

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Cupcake and cake flags are so popular right now and the sky is the limit when it comes to decorating sweet treats with flags. I love using these tall super skinny birthday candles for celebrations so I thought it would be fun to incorporate the candle and the flag.

I made a few different types of flags. Leaf green striped flags with a tiny piece of matching velvet ribbon for Easter treats.

Pretty in pink birthday flags with tiny crepe paper streamers.

All occasion “I {heart} U” flags.

This “Take One” flag would be fun for a buffet table or cupcake stand.

Just remember to leave enough room at the top for the candle to burn.  

Have a happy day and thanks for visiting.


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.

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Monday, February 28, 2011

Etceteras: emergency kit gift box

With all the bad weather we’ve had this winter, I thought it might be a good idea  to have some emergency supplies on hand. I found some emergency candles and match boxes at the dollar store.

I covered the match boxes in kraft paper and added vintage match book graphics.

I wrapped the candles in vintage-looking lace and tied them together with a piece of twine.

I think this would make a nice housewarming gift or party favor. For an extra special gift box or gift basket, you could add additional items, such as; batteries, a flashlight, water bottles, candy, mittens, a deck of cards or anything else that might come in handy if the power went out.

The supplies fit perfectly in a kraft box I had on hand. I finished up the kit by adding a label to the top of the box. (Vintage label courtesy of the Graphics Fairy).

Emergency supplies – check. Hopefully, we won’t need to use them.


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