Monday, 17 December 2012

12 Days of Christmas - Day 6 Decorated Candle Jars

Hi Everyone

I am really enjoying doing these projects!  I hope you like them too!

This is an easy way to turn your old jars into pretty decorations to fill with candles, tealights, or even coloured stones & sand.

The decorations are all on the outside so safe to burn without the fear of setting the house on fire!  Always a bonus!

This first jar uses up the negatives from the Snow Flurry die.  It's just silver glimmer paper & I've used glue dots to attact it to the outside of the jar.   Blue wide grosgrain ribbon makes a lovely bow, and although you can't see it, there's a candle inside from a previous post.

This jar lends itself beautifully to the Triple Layer Doily punch (R) because it looks like a snowflake when used on the last setting.  Attaching them was tricky.   I first tried vellum adhesive but it wasn't strong enough.  Scratch that!  Then I found my old zyron sticker maker and that worked really well.  For any stubborn bits I used a mini glue dot.  The Champagne snowflakes were punched and cut in half.  Cherry Cobbler seam binding was used for the bow.  If I was doing this again though, I'd use our SU sticky sheets to adhere to the glimmer paper before punching out.  But beware, those triple layer punches are a bit tempermental (aren't we all at this time of year!!) so you might have to try a small piece first.

This gorgeous scented burgundy candle was stamped with White Craft ink (R) but you could use Staz On instead.  I've used the tissue paper technigue, details in a previous post.  I love this technique because the candle burns as is.

So there you have it.  A lovely table display for the festive season.

Enjoy your day!

1 comment:

  1. Wow what a clever idea with all those pesky jars we collect!


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