Monday, December 13, 2010

Cute gift idea...

Don't you just love getting inspiration from blogs?!?! I know I do!! If you've never been to Ashley Ann's blog, you are missing out. She has gorgeous photography, a cute home, super cute kids, and great craft ideas. One of the ideas that I love of her's is tweaking or embellishing plain candles.
I made this one for Jackson's teacher for Thanksgiving, but with Christmas fast approaching, I thought it would be perfect for a last minute gift.


What I used...a candle from Wal-Mart{this one is mulled cider-smells AMAZING-and is only about $3}, scrapbook paper, paper doily, mod podge, vintage seam binding, and twine...
I measured the flat part of my candle jar and cut my scrapbook paper to size. I then painted a little mod podge to the jar, just a light coat. Then I cut the doily in half and mod podged it on. Let it dry, then cut your seam binding and twine, tie around and voila, a cute, crafty, and inexpensive gift!!

5 comments:

Heather said...

Thanks for the suggestion … I need all the ideas I can get! By the way … your chandelier is waiting for you in my garage if you still want it :)

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

Love it... and Mulled Cider is YUMMY...

Jenn V said...

This is a great way to make an inexpensive gift! I have someone in my life who is so difficult to buy for, and I think she'd love it if I do this.

Amy R. said...

Very cute and creative! Love this idea!

Jenni said...

Hi Elise~

That is so cute! Keeping candles lit is how we make it through our dark winters here! :) It makes everything so much more cozy!

I wanted to let you know I have not forgotten the fabric I promised you for the dolls you're making! I have been going through fabric and setting aside the ones I think you could use. Could you still use it? If you can, just email me and let me know and I can send it to you in the next couple of weeks. By then it should all be sorted out! :)

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a good New Year's, too! :)

Blessings,
Jenni
{Beautiful Nest}