Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Mantel Candle Wraps

Merry And Bright! What to do with your old candles to give them a fresh, festive facelift! Being the furgal minded girls we are, we are always brainstorming how we can use what we have but make it look new and updated. With a few craft supplies we will show you how we made our Merry & Bright mantel candles for the Christmas season.

We decided we wanted a clean, white somewhat frosty look to our candles for Christmas and choose to use vellum as the "canvas". We could embellish the vellum and have our candles not permanently changed.

What we used: Old pillar candles. Vellum sheets. Ribbon. Double sided tape. Scissor. Christmas rubber stamp. Ink.

                                                       Directions for  un-inked candles below:

Lay down your vellum. Place your candle laying down on the vellum and mark  to measure the width and length of the candle.

                                                    Cut the vellum at your markings.

Place your candle down on your cut vellum. Wrap vellum around candle and secure with double sided tape. Keep the tape off the candle and tape in on the overlapped vellum seam.

Take your ribbon and starting at the seam in the back of the candle, tape the ribbon on and wrap in and interesting way. Meet back at the seam and tape.

                                                      Directions for inked candles below:

Lay your vellum out flat.Cut and measure to fit your candle. Ink up your stamp and stamp onto the vellum as desired. Be careful not to touch the vellum, the ink takes a while to completely dry before handling.

Once the ink has dried, wrap the vellum around your candle and secure with double sided tape.

                                                     Embellish with ribbon if desired.

                                        Ready to decorate and enjoy your new decor!

Changing out the look of your candles with candle wraps is one of the most cost effective, quick and simple ways to decorate year round. There are so many possibilities for a candle wrap. Be creative and have fun! Be inspired!

O Lord, I call to You; come quickly to me.
Hear my voice when I call to You.
Psalm 141:1
Source/Homespun With Love

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  1. This candles are so pretty!!! So crafty :-)
    Stopping by from Southern Lovely

  2. THey turned out so cute. I would love it if you could link this up to our linky party going on right now.


  3. Very pretty! I love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing:)

  4. Great make-over on the candles Kristin.

    I'd love for you to share this project on Inspiration Friday at Simply Christmas http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2011/12/inspiration-friday.html

  5. These are so cute. Love the candle sticks, paired with the clock. Beautiful vingette.



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