Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Quick and Easy Décor Crafty Project

I needed to get a new candle for my powder room and, as luck would have it, I had a Michael’s coupon that was good for candles this week.  My inspiration for this project came from Sherry at Creations From My Heart.  Sherry creates some beautiful things; please visit her blog if you get a chance.  This is the candle I bought {came with the glass lid}.


I was so happy to see that it had a “peel here” in the bottom right corner of the label.  So, peel I did!


I found some leftover scrapbook paper from another project, grabbed some ribbon that I’ve used before, a decorative button, a glue stick and my glue gun.


I started out by trimming the paper up to the size I needed for the candle and attached that with the glue stick.   I used the glue stick in case the candle actually lasts long enough that I change my mind about what I’ve put on it or for when the candle is done and I want to use the jar for something else.


Next layer was the ribbon.  This is the same ribbon I used on an urn re-re-do that wound up in my powder room with some faux boxwood.  I did use the hot glue to adhere the ribbon, but it is on the paper and not the glass.  This way, again, if I want to remove everything it should come off easily {I know, famous last words}.


Finally, I snipped the back off the button and applied that with hot glue to the ribbon {where the ends meet}.


Here she is with her urn buddy in the powder room!


You can do this with supplies you probably already have on hand.  The cost is minimal.  In my case, I had the paper, the ribbon and the button.  The candle was $3.39 and I saved $1.00 with my coupon, so this whole project cost me $2.39!


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Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

What a great idea. I always set my candle jar down in another container because I do not like the graphics showing. I will have to look for jars that the label will easily come off. Thanks for sharing. Yours turned out lovily. ~~Sherry~~

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Oh I love this...I buy those candles at Michaels on sale alot...never thought to make them look better! Smart Kathy:)

Sara said...

Oh I need to try this.

Red Door Home said...

I just bought some plain candles at Target yesterday - might be time for a little upgrade!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Very pretty! And I love that you can pretty much use stuff you already have on hand!


LouLou said...

Those are precious! My mom works at a shop in downtown Fairhope that sells Swan Creek Candles. My favorites are the gingerbread and vanilla pound cake. YUMMO. They have some in glass jars, and I may have to get one to make one of these... You ALWAYS have something cute up your sleeve. Don't you wish we could meet for some coffee??

Unknown said...

I love this idea :) that candle holder is cute!

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Very pretty, Kathy. I like to spruce up my candle jars, too. So much nicer than an unattractive label. :o)

Blondie's Journal said...

I never thought to do this, Kathy and I have everything I need but the candle!! Thanks for the inspiration!


Love the Decor! said...

Nice Kathy!!
Hey I just got notification that your things shipped so they are on the way to you!! Glad you got the tray table when you did. they sold out soon after you ordered : )

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

This is so pretty. You are so creative and this looks like a million dollars. I love that you added the same detail to the planter. The candle holder is fabulous also. Big impression for such little money. Hugs, Marty

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

that looks so pretty. What a smart idea. Thank you for sharing this. laurie

Blue Creek Home said...

Wow, that really dressed that plain candle right up! Looks great.
Love your ruffled table runner too.

Pamela said...

Much better!

Michele Smith said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving the sweet comments! I've added ribbons and jewels to my candles but haven't tried scrapbook paper "yet" thanks for the inspiration!

ps. I'm your newest follower! :)

Kristens Creations said...

Great idea Kathy! That really dresses up a plain candle. Thanks for checking out all of my animals! They are everywhere! lol...I see your rabbit picture on the looks really cute! Have a great day! Kristen

The Feathered Nest said...

Kathy, this turned out so gorgeous!!! Sherry is so talented, I can see how she inspired you :) I love the text and if you don't care for the color but love the scent, what a great way to disguise it!! thanks so much for sharing this, hugs and love, Dawn

Anonymous said...

that's as cute as a button! :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a cute way to dress up a store bought candle. Thanks for joining WUW.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

They look terrific together, Kathy! I love simple projects that are inexpensive but pack a big punch decoratively. These two hit the mark.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Designs on 47th Street said...

Kathy, that is just beautiful. I usually end up hiding candles because I don't like how they look. Good project!

Unknown said...

Very cute! It looks like one of those mega expensive candles. Presentation is everything! And you really nailed it.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Now it doesn't get much prettier than this decked out candle, does it?!? I love it. And simple enough that even I could do!! :0)

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Naturally Me Creations said...

That's just lovely! (and oooh, favourite!!). It's a great way to personalize a bought gift - i love buying candles as gifts, but it always feels so boring just buying it and not having contributed anything to the making of it - you just gave me a great idea! :)

I'd love it if you would link this up at my party this weekend too, if you like! :)

Little City Farm said...

They look great together. I think the button really pulls the whole look together.

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This is gorgeous ( I love the papers you used!) These would make great girlfriend, housewarming, hostess gifts!

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