Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Holiday Candles

This is a tutorial I did a few years ago HERE. I still love my candles and have made a few more since then.

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So let’s get started. I rarely shop at the Dollar Stores but that’s a great place to buy these pillar candles. ($1 at Dollar Tree)

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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 added to the look I was trying to achieve.

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I found so many pretty images to print. My graphics are from The Graphics Fairy and Two Crazy Crafters! Thanks to these special ladies!

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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 not 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! Vintage lace and trims are the best!

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

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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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And visit Babs for a beautiful post HERE using flameless candles. I want to make some of these, too!

I’m joining the Vintage Inspiration Link party HERE,

Ivy and Elephants HERE

Vintage Bliss Tuesdays HERE

and Tweak it Tuesday!

They make wonderful gifts?

Which one do you like best?

 

52 comments:

ann said...

These candles are so cool. I think I must make some.

Diane said...

Great gift idea too!! Love the "souvenir" graphic. Every one is pretty!!

Susie said...

Well look at you, you crafty girl. I love your candles. They are very pretty. You instructions are easy to follow too. Great job Diane. You know who would love to make some of these. Bless you, xoxo,Susie

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I love this idea Diane. Cute, easy and festive!

Cranberry Morning said...

These are SO pretty, Diane! I'm going to have to track down my double-sided tape. I know I have it. What a nice inspiration for this morning. Can't wait to make these. Thanks also for the links to the graphics. Have a wonderful day.

Babs R said...

LOVE your candles! They're so pretty and I love that you used a linen finish paper to print the music.
Now you have me wanting to go to the DT for some of those tall candles. :)
Thanks for the tutorial and for the "shout out" on my flameless candles.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Very pretty! So clever!

Shirley Hatfield said...

Those are beautiful! I have a few of those candles in my emergency storage...I think they would be better put to use being gorgeous. Thanks for the neat tutorial!

Christine said...

Wonderful tutorial, Diane! They look amazing and would make fab gifts!
I like the one with the tartan tied around!
TFS!

Amy Jo said...

Those are so nice! A very custom gift. I will give it a try.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Debby Ray said...

These are really pretty, Diane! I love the look of the sheet music ones. They look really easy and I love double-sided tape too! Just noticed your new photo in your header....love it!

Joy H said...

So pretty and you make it look easy. I am sure mine would not turn out so well. Have a Happy Turkey Day!

marciapilar.net said...

Gorgeous! I have been meaning to make one of these forever. Love, love, love.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones, sis.
xoxo
Marcia

Marie said...

Beautiful way to decorate for the holidays. Love them!

Ariadne Skyrianidou said...

Oh they look lovely!AriadnefromGreece!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I never cease to be amazed by dollar store transformations -- these are beautiful!

It's me said...

This is so Nice idea ...!!...thanks for sharing ....love Ria....x!

lindaakacraftygardener said...

That is a fabulous idea for candles. You are so-o-o-o creative. Enjoy the day.

Jill said...

This is a great idea - I should try it too! Thanks for sharing your craftiness!!!

Jeanne said...

Very creative. I think they are wonderful.

Arlene Grimm said...

Love it Diane!!!

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I am definitely making these Lorrie, they are fantastic!! Thanks for sharing xx

Vee said...

Very attractive! I love easy-peasy.

Julie Corbisiero said...

I LOVE your candle covers! I like them all but I love best the Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Julie

September Violets said...

These are really pretty! Great idea for a quick festive look on the mantel. Have a happy Thanksgiving Diane! Wendy x

Debby said...

Those are so pretty. They would make great gifts for teachers and etc.
Thanks for sharing with us again.
Hope your Thanksgiving is a good one.

Primitive Stars said...

Wow!!!! I love this,they are beautiful, thanks for sharing.Blessings Francine.

Lorrie said...

Such a great and easy project, Diane. I love the music paper ones.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Pamela Gordon said...

These are beautiful Diane. They'd make great gifts. Have a great evening.

Susan said...

Great idea--especially for me with kittens a foot! I'm afraid to put a tree up for fear they will climb it, XOXO

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hi Diane! Your candles are lovely:). Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Twyla

Chris said...

What a super idea and pretty easy too! Thanks so mucj

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Can I like all of them best? I must do this - next trip to town I'm going to get some candles from the Dollar Tree - these will go so beautifully on my antique piano this christmas - thank you for the fun.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love this idea! I've seen these candles before never came up with a quick and clever solution to making them beautiful Thanks Diane for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

Anastasia Fedorova said...

Beautiful candles! Great idea! Thank you for the tutorial! :)

Brenda said...

I bought a bunch of those candles for emergency candles. Didn't even think about decorating them. *Slaps forehead!* Thanks for the great ideas.

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Just beautiful well done

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Look at how clever you are! These are so beautiful! I love the one with the little holly leaves, but I really love them all! Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs xo Karen

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

How sweet those are! I would love to see them all lit! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, my friend!
Love,
Mona

p.s. I have begun to dress my dolls for the winter..Sooo cute. Fur hats..and booties..so sweet.
You must show your dolls this Christmas~ (I hope!)
Hugs
Mona

Helen Philipps said...

Your candle covers are beautiful, Diane! And perfectly explained too. I love how they look so festive all together!
Helen xox

Musings from Kim K. said...

It's been awhile since I did this and you've inspired me to make some to bring to our cottage. Well done!!!

boopnut said...

Very pretty and a great gift idea!
Deb

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Those are so cute! I bet they are so pretty when lit too!! :) xo Holly

Susan Newbigging said...

Awesome idea! Being the crafter that I am, I will have to borrow this idea and put my own spin to the decorations.
Yours are gorgeous

Linda H said...

These are all just sweet! I like them all! Must try making some.

Anny said...

How cute!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Beautiful! I love these, and am going to bookmark this for after Thanksgiving!

Jill Harrison said...

oh these are lovely. thanks for the tutorial. I might have to make some for Christmas. Happy thanksgiving.

A Joyful Cottage said...

These are really neat, Diane. They're all wonderful, but my favorite is the one with the plaid trimming. That's my style! I'm pinning this. It's a quick and easy project with great results. Love it! Thanks for sharing. xxx~ Nancy

Karen Garrard said...

Great candle decorations Diane! Wonderful idea. Karen.x

Red Rose Alley said...

These candles are so pretty, Diane. My favorite is the music sheet one that says NOEL. You did a great job on them.

Have a peaceful Sunday.

love,
~Sheri

LANA said...

Oh I love it and I bet you can make candles for Valentine's Day, Birthdays, and all sorts of other occasions. They are beautiful, thank you for sharing!