Nov 13 2008

Altered Fall Candles

I made a few of these up for the craft fairs, hoping that they wouldn’t sell so I could use them in my family room!  I do have a couple left for my mantle.  I was excited on how they turned out!  And, they SMELL so good…every time I walk buy the spicy smell jumps out at me!

I started by adhering the Autumn Vine (in the Holiday mini) designer paper to chipboard (the backing from designer paper works great!).  Then I cut the leaves of each pattern out with my Big Shot Leaves #2 die.   These made nice, stiff leaves.  Then I sponged the edges of each one with the coordinating color.

I wrapped the candles with Sage Shadow and more Autumn Vine designer paper.  I hid the seam on the front underneath the leaves.  The leaves I placed with Pop Dots and adhesive so that the stems all came together.  Then I wrapped the Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon (retired) around them to secure.  You could use the 5/8 Chocolate grosgrain for the same effect, I was just out of it at the time I made these.

For safety reasons, I probably won’t burn these candles, but if I did, I would just burn them down to where I could put a tea light in them.

I like these so well, I decided to get some larger holiday ones and make up gifts for my husband’s employees for Christmas!  I purchased them all at Hobby Lobby.




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Nov 13, 2008 - 09:11:59
Mary Brown said:

These are simply gorgeous!!! I can see why you wanted to keep some for yourself!

Nov 13, 2008 - 10:11:01

Beautiful candles! I really like the fall theme. I may know now what I will make for my Thanksgiving gift to family. Really great job!

Nov 13, 2008 - 12:11:13
Regina Davis said:

Oh my goodness. These are so wonderful! I’m going to have make some of these for my Thanksgiving table. Hmmmmm, I might even make extras for our guests.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Nov 17, 2008 - 11:11:52
Heidi Michel said:

These are beautiful!! I love them!! Great job Connie!!


Nov 19, 2008 - 05:11:43
Ret said:

Connie, these candles are just fantastic!
I love them!!!