Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Candles...A Tutorial !

Well, I've never done a tutorial before but I always appreciate the ones I find on blogs....so here goes!  If you have any questions, just ask away! I also want to give credit to everyone that helped me with this project!

I got the idea from Castle and Cottage and if you go to her blog you will see her amazing candles! A special thank you to her for this wonderful idea!

And my graphics are from The Graphics Fairy and Two Crazy Crafters ! Thanks to these special ladies for the beautiful sheet music pages I used!

So here goes....

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I went to the Dollar Tree and bought white pillar candles...

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for ONE dollar each...thank you very much!

I used this Ivory Linen Finish paper but you can use whatever you have. The linen paper has some beige color to it and a nice texture so it adds to the look I was trying to achieve.

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I found so many pretty things to print......

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This particular print I copied as a 5 by 7 but I made others full page and cut them down.

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I trimmed the top and bottom to get the perfect size.

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You need some overlap but I didn't want too much...so I marked and trimmed....

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then I used double stick tape. You could glue but I LOVE double stick tape!

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SO EASY!

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Stick on one side....

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Lay it down and wrap around....

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And this is how it will look...

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and then the FUN begins!

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I loved deciding what ribbon or embellishment to use!

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I already had some bigger versions of this pillar candle in other colors so I covered them, too! lol

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And the nice thing about this project...if you get carried away and cover ALL of your candles in Christmas paper....

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it will be easy to take off after Christmas! heehee!

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But won't they make nice gifts? Which one do you like best?

I've had so much fun with this,

that I am linking to It's a Hodgepodge Friday !

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ENJOY crafting and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!  island

46 comments:

Jess said...

Wonderful Project! This is so great and inexpensive for a Christmas decoration! YAY! You are fabulous!

XOXO Jess

Della said...

Love your project! A very simple and easy way to decorate, or to use for hostess gifts!

Paula said...

O my gosh they look wonderful! Thanks for linking to my -well, what I thought was just simple little candles- but you took them a step further and I love it! I also got my pillars from the dollar store, love that place!
A great tutorial:) Think I'll add a link in my post to YOU!
hugs,
paula:)

Diane H said...

Great job! These are wonderful. Happy Holidays.

Cyndi said...

What a great idea, and so fast and easy, not to mention cute as can be! I like them all, but especially love your "Angels We Have Heard on High" one!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Melanie said...

What a great idea! Thank you so much!

Melanie

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Diane, I think these are gorgeous! You had a great idea and you did a wonderful job on your tutorial! I think the little angels in the last picture is my favorite, but also love the one that says Christmas and New Years Musical Souvenir. Thank you for the link. Have a wonderful day! Twyla

Kaybe said...

What a great idea and simple and easy.

Take good care,

Karen

Donnie said...

I loved your tutorial and the Christmas and New York one was particularly festive. Very pretty.

Teresa Kogut said...

Hi Diane,
I just had to pop by and tell you that you won the drawing from my blog today!!!! All you need to do to claim your prize is email me your address and I will mail it out asap!! Thanks for entering and congratulations!!

Teresa
email: teresakogut@yahoo.com

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I just love these but all three of the DT stores are out of the candles in our area!!! Guess blogland has struck again! I am bookmarking to make some later!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Beautiful -and it couldn't be easier!!!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I like the music sheets and was wondering where everyone in blogland was getting them, then I clicked on your blog and found out...thank you!
I love the plain candle with just the music sheet theme going on but all are so pretty♥

Rondell

Micki said...

What a neat project! Thanks for the tutorial!
Micki

Janet said...

We must be on the same wave length because I just bought 4 of those same candles at the Dollar Store yesterday! I planned to do something similar to what you've done here. I think yours turned out beautiful!!! Thanks for the tutorial. Now I won't have to figure out how to do mine!

Diane said...

Yes, and there's no need to go out and make major purchases--what an excellent idea--also for gifts--thanks so much!

Sherry said...

Thanks for the tutorial! The candles look great and would make wonderful Christmas gifts.
Sherry@Back2Vintage

Denise said...

Thank you,I like all of them.So easy, pretty and inexpensive.We can all do it!Yay

Rene said...

They have such an "Old World" feel which is perfect for the holidays. Would make a great gift.

-Rene

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Thanks for the follow and entering the giveaway. I am following you back. Love what you did with the pillar candles!

Dishesdone said...

Great project and tutorial! They'll all beautiful! What a terrific idea!

Gail said...

You did a great job for never having done a tutorial before! They are all beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Enjoy your evening,
Gail

P.S. I'm one of your newest followers.

Vicki said...

These would make great teacher's gifts. Thanks for sharing.

Pam said...

Love them all but my fav is the one with the plaid "scarf". Thanks for the tutorial. These will make wonderful neighbor gifts.

Dianne said...

Wow... so simple and so lovely!

Marydon said...

Good grief! Even I could do this! They are wonderful & elegant ... hmmmm!

Have a beautiful eve, Diane ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Happy@Home said...

Wow, what a great idea. I like them all, but might like the one with the angels best ;).
Thanks for the tutorial. I just might have to try this one.

Sharon@KeenInspirations said...

Hi Diane!
Thank you for your sweet comments on my gumball machine! I had alot of fun making it and I can't wait to share it with my grandsons.
I love your candle idea! Thank you for sharing the tutorial.I'm going to head over to the Graphics Fairy and see what I can find!
Shaon

Freckled Hen said...

I love this idea, they must look pretty lit up all together...thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

The candles are so pretty -My favorite is the the one with the angels in color across the top-very pretty

Gay Vaughan said...

Wow! Look at all the comments! You rock and the candles are awesome. Thank you so much for sharing!
~Gay~
itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

Journeyin' Lady... said...

Easy and beautiful too! Love it!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Diane, great job on the candles and very good tutorial.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Great tutorial! And such a pretty gift idea.

Love of the Sea said...

These came out great. And I am going to copy this. So pretty and inexpensive too!!

Vee said...

Great project...they're all beautiful! Now I'm wondering if my dollar store has that kind of candle.

milka said...

Wow!! This is such a fun and great project to do! Thanks for the tutorial, i wanna make some too!

Juanita Tortilla said...

Got to love the Dollar Tree! That ivory linen paper really serve well to carry those vintage prints. What lovely results!

cynthialeedesigns said...

Love all the candles!! They all are so pretty!! Thanks for sharing how you made them... now I need to stop by our Dollar Tree.
~Cindy~

Indie.Tea said...

Wow, that's great. They look elegant but they were so inexpensive...and you can personalize them to your taste, which is an added bonus.

Creative Breathing said...

Simply beautiful!!! What wonderful gifts these would make! Thank you so much for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend! Elizabeth

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Diane...

Just had to leave you a note to let you know how pretty your Christmas candle project turned out! What a GRAND idea...I love it! Thank you for sharing the idea and the great tutorial!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Catherine said...

Hi there - what a lovely idea! I have just joined your followers and I hope you visit and follow my blog if you like what you see! I love the tropical Christmas tree and your lighthouses too.
All the best, Catherine

Lallee said...

These are charming, Diane! Graphics Fairy has such a wonderful collection of graphics.

Quay Po Cooks said...

Diane,
The Christmas candles sure will make a meaningful gift. Thanks for sharing this brilliant idea.

Griselda said...

Diane, this is a wonderful idea!
and the perfect solution when you need a Christmas Candle for a gift. I love your blog :)