Showing posts with label garland. Show all posts
Showing posts with label garland. Show all posts

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.





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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Inkling: fall envelope garland

Bowls overflowing with pumpkins and gourds, cornucopias and wreaths generously packed with fall leaves surround us this time of year. They’re colorful, beautiful and symbolic of abundance. When assembling my fall garland, I decided to take a different approach.


I used small envelopes and stamped them with leaves using gold and green ink. Then I threaded them onto string.


Rather than clustering the leaves and wheat, peeking out of each envelope is a single stalk of wheat or fall leaf.

I love the rich abundance of fall, but sometimes a simple touch can still be plenty.