Sunday, 9 December 2012

Snow Flurry Candle Holders

Hey Stampers,

Happy Sunday !! Isn't Sunday just a GREAT day !?! I know it can be depressing cause it means that tomorrow is Monday (haha), but I find Sundays are always a great day for relaxing and hanging out with the family. We have been having a pretty busy weekend. Yesterday we had TWO breakfasts to go to! One at our local Lion's Club with Santa Claus and the other at the Roman Catholic Parish, where there was also a bake sale ... yay ! I also got to do some stamping yesterday ! Todays project is one I have had on my mind to do for a few weeks. If you are anything like me, you LOVE candles. I have them all over my house ! Some of my favorites are the yummy Bath and Body Works ones. I saw a cute pin on Pinterest on how to reuse the awesome glass jars that those candles come in, so I knew I had to give it a try ! All you do is add boiling water to the jar!! The wax will all melt and rise to the top of the jar. When the wax hardens and cool, you can just pop it out !! SO easy !! I had a bunch of pretty empty candles lying around and I really wanted to make them into something beautiful. It worked great !! So here is what I came up with !


Don't you just LOVE that !?! I am obsessed with them LOL. I took a piece of Vellum, cut to the width that I wanted, and stamped it with the Snowflake Soiree stamp set in Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist and Baja Breeze. I actually needed 2 strips for the larger candle because the 11" length of the paper wasn't long enough to wrap all the way around. While I let the stamping dry (the ink takes a few minutes to dry on the slippery vellum) I made up my snowflakes. I knew I needed to have some type of die cut to decorate, so I could cover up the seam the vellum was going to leave. I used the Snow Flurry die and some punches to make these gorgeous snowflakes, along with some Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist and Baja Breeze cardstock and the Silver Glimmer Paper. 

When my vellum was dry, it was time to attach it to the glass jar. I used sticky strip on the short ends and wrapped the vellum around. The paper didn't match up exactly on the small one (the jar must taper a bit instead of being perfectly straight), but when I covered the seam with the snowflake you couldn't even tell! ANd luckily if you mess up a tiny bit, the Sticky Strip can be peeled up and moved on the slick glass so that helped a lot. The bigger jar was more tricky. Where the vellum wasn't long enough, i wrapped one piece around first and stuck it down. Then I could see how much more vellum I needed to fill in the gap (I needed about 2-1/2"). I then put Sticky Strip on both of those short ends and covered up the remaining empty space. This leads to even more seams to cover, but the nice big snowflake made that not a problem. And even in these close up pics, you can hardly see them ! Check out the pic below of them with a tea light inside. Don't they look beautiful lit up !! Love it !


Well thanks for dropping by today !! Maybe you can make something beautiful like this for your home with some old jars YOU have lying around !! Have a great day and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Set: Snowflake Soiree (wood #127922, clear #127925)

Ink: Not Quite Navy Classic Stampin' Pad #126971, Marina Mist Classic Stampin' Pad #126962, Baja Breeze Classic Stampin' Pad #126960

Paper: Vellum #101856, Not Quite Navy #101722, Marina Mist #119682, Baja Breeze #111352, Silver Glimmer Paper #124005

Accessories: Snow Flurry Bigz Die #127813, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch #119854, 1-3/8" Circle Punch #119860, 1/2" Circle Punch #119869, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch #127811, 1" Circle Punch #119868, Sticky Strip #104294

4 comments:

  1. Aren't they absolutely beautiful!!!
    Vee.

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  2. Holy Cow Catherine...you need to set up a little shop.....I've seen lots of little goodies that I would buy!!! You are super talented with that stuff :o)

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    1. Thanks Kathy !! Sounds like a good idea !! LOL

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