Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Pretty Up A Candle

You might remember my last giveaway with the crown hooks and journal.  Well, the shop where I purchased those items also had this:
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Pretty, isn’t it?  It costs $24.00.  It looks a little like a prayer candle, doesn’t it?  With some scrapbook paper, glitter and ribbon.  A prayer candle costs $1.00 at the dollar store.  I have scrapbook paper.  I have some glitter.  I have ribbon.  Can you see where I’m going with this?

I went to the Dollar Tree and bought the tall prayer candle.  I went to my craft closet and pulled out some scrapbook papers, Mod Podge, ribbon, tags and glitter.
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I cut the paper I chose to size and then Mod Podged it onto the candle ~ leaving some of the glass at the top exposed.  I rolled it on with the candle on its side, and applied the Mod Podge to the back of the paper and the glass.  I did not put Mod Podge on the top of the paper. 
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I added some stickers I had, a little bit of glitter in certain spots, and glued a piece of ribbon around the top of the paper. 
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Done!  I made my own for about $3.00! 

I’m putting together some items as a donation for a local school’s fashion show/auction and I think the pink candle will be one of the items.  I’m also doing an altered mini-composition book to match.
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These mini-composition books were 4 for $1.00 at Dollar Tree. I’m planning on covering the blue geometric design one next with the paper and fleur de lys tag you see here.
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Throw in another item or two and I think this would make a nice gift set!

Linking up with Make It Yours Day at My Backyard Eden with Carolyn 

Frugalicious Friday over at Finding Fabulous hosted by the fabulous Jane!

Creative Spirit Link party at Cindy Adkins Whimsical Musings.




31 comments:

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

What a wonderful makeover! My kind of project, quick, easy and inexpensive!

Thank you for the inspiration!

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Very pretty candle. Love the recreation!

Aaron@CheapThrillsDecorating said...

I love how versatile scrapbook paper is! I don't even scrapbook, but I have a ton of it.

Deb Neerman said...

Love 'em!! TFS!

Room to Inspire said...

Looks great, and of course I love the addition of the wings and crowns! Very creative and for $3! Amazing.

Chelsea

alittlefrenchloven said...

Great idea! I like yours better too! Thanks for sharing.
Michelle

One Cheap B*tch said...

I like your's much better than the $24 ones! And the notebooks are really, really cute!

Sandra said...

L-O-V-E I-T! Very pretty!
Sandra

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

Oh Kathy I love this idea! I have that wrapping paper that I am in love with that I can use! SCORE! I love the notebooks too. These are great gifts.

Melissa Miller said...

Ooooohhhh those are so pretty Kathy! Lovely colors and designs to them. Great job.

I want to see your new foyer table! You know me and tables...He!

Anita said...

Nice idea with the candle and I always love an altered journal. Great job on both.

Destination Seaborn said...

How pretty! I love your candle makeover! I just bought two composition books to alter and keep as journals for by sons. I really like the tag on the front of yours! Lisa

jenjen said...

So fun! I have been wrapping candles in scrapbook paper, I haven't tried mod podging it. What a fun idea! And I love that little Keep Calm book. So cute!

XOXXO
Jen

Angie said...

Cute projects!

Miss Eve said...

Kathy this is simply fabulous! I am such a big fan of candles and I can't have enough around me. I can't wait to try this makeover out...Thank you so much for sharing it!

Hope you having a great week, cheers: Evi

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Hi Kathy,

I love your candles and altered books. Well done.

My hotmail account was indeed hacked and has been closed. I hope you suffered no ill effects.

Karli said...

What a lovely idea! Thanks for the blog comment. :)

Kim said...

Nice job, Kathy. It looks easier than the job I'm working on!

Mod Podge Amy said...

This is fabulous! I'm posting on Twitter. xo

Rene said...

Kathy, those are great ideas! We have a several of those composition books...I just might try it.

Embellished Bayou said...

Love the candle & what a bargain! Great job.

Brooke said...

Very Cute idea! Gotta love the Dollar Store. They look great.

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

I like yours better than the $24 version. Those composition books are sweet too. I think my daughter would love to make those.

Thanks so much for linking up to my party!

Linda said...

Hopped over from the Creative Spirit Challenge~ love your projects! I'd like to try making candles like that!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, Kathy, they are fantastic...truly beautiful creations--I love those candles! Thanks SO much for linking this up!
Hugs,
Cindy
xox

Donna said...

Love your candles! I have been working on the same project this weekend! I also found my candles at Dollar Tree. What a bargain. Sure beats the $24 at that shop :)

Karen said...

ooo have to say that what you did with those candles looks far better! X

Roselle said...

Those came out beautiful! ::::running to dollar store for candles::::
Roselle

Scrapping With Sherry said...

Kathy~ I to am taking part in Cindy's Creative Spirit link party. My first love is anything papercraft really but I do like to refurbish items. I have not been to the dollar store for a long time but for someone like you and I it is a virtual playground for our creative self. I was reading some of the things on your sidebar and wanted to ask if your birthday is on Hallowee? My birthday is Nov. 1st Also, I saw a purse that said was coming to the boutique soon. The price said 5 to 8 dollars I think...

agypsyangel said...

I do love those!! great !!
Thanks for posting. I just came buy to see your creative spirit challenge.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Kathy,
I just popped over to say "hi" and hope you're having a good weekend!!!
Hugs,
Cindy

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