Monday, October 25, 2010

Lumiere

The first storm of the season blew in this weekend and we got prepared for the time of year when the power goes out. We're well equipped w/ flashlights, but playing 6 degrees of crafting separation with me ( where you can relate anything back to something within about 6 steps) storm===>lights out===>candles===>craft idea! See, only 4 degrees of separation between a storm and a craft.

I see these all the time at the grocery store:
Being raised Catholic, I know these as Novena candles but you often see them with images on the glass. Not being willing to let any surface go un-embellished though, I slapped on some Mod Podge, covered with scrapbook paper, downloaded a graphic from The Graphics Fairy, added some text, beaded some thread, added a ribbon and buttons and :
I knew I'd picked up a package of "Paris" themed charms on clearance at Michaels for a reason! Look what was included:

Houston, we may have a problem. I made another one tonight: 
This is a cluster of star shaped rhinestones that comes in a strip
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22 comments:

Christine said...

Ooh pretty! Totally would have decorated it too!!

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

That is so pretty!

Melissa said...

It turned out very, very pretty. You know, you can always buy plain Novena candles a Dollar Tree for that magical sum of a dollar - get decorating lady and you will be ready for any power loss whatsoever.

Netty said...

Brilliant

LuLu Kellogg said...

I am loving this idea! Thanks for sharing. You have the most wonderful ideas :)

LuLu~*xoxo

Lori said...

Awesome idea! I think it would look great with my Paris altered picture frame, he he....

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

That's some awesome cleverness! I will be "borrowing" this idea!

Chrissy said...

Really pretty!!!

Caroline @ Atelier Caroline said...

As usual you added great style to a simple utilitarian object

Suz said...

Those are so much fun. I have been decorating those candles for years Just love them!

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Jacqueline said...

I figured these great candles out for the holidays too, but yours are TO DIE FOR! I never thought of dolling them up like this. Great idea. I will be off to the store to buy some, what a fun gift to give.

Denise said...

I love to use these too! These are beautiful..love to Mod Podge anything! Linked thru All Thingz Related. New follower and posted a Mod Podge Candle Redo also. Check it out if you have a chance and would love follow back love...
Blessings,
Denise

Tina Grimes said...

Those turned out beautiful! I love when some random event triggers a brilliant creative idea. Great job on those! Found you on All Thingz Related.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh--this is too much for words!!! Gorgeous!!
And I know that the answer is chocolate but did you realize that the question is, "What's for dinner?" lol

Katie said...

Wow! This candle is amazing! I didn't realize my post published last night until after you posted *I was altering it to be a Halloween theme do to my impending package arrival yesterday! I will still keep your post up there BUT if you have any Halloween projects you'd like to link yup please feel free to do so! Thank you for linking to SewWoodsy.blogspot.com!

Sourkraut said...

Nice! I'd like to make something similar with a London theme. Looks like something you'd find at TJ Maxx for $10 or more!

Lorrie Everitt Studio said...

These are beautiful ... love the Paris theme. I made some of these last year for Christmas ... but I feel the need to make some for year round use now!

Ruth said...

These candles look great. My daughter loves France. Maybe I will make these for her for Christmas.

Thanks for sharing such a fabulous idea.

Ruth

Betsy said...

Love these candles. Are you addicted now? They look like so much fun to make and I really like the colors you used. I may have to go get me some of those candles now;-)

Michelle L. said...

These are so pretty! Love the dangling charms, they are the perfect touch. Great idea for power outages, we had 2 today.

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Very pretty! These would make great gifts!

Naturally Me Creations said...

How pretty....i love these too!
That's it, i'll have to follow you now. :) (in any case, as a chocolate addict myself, i had to follow you anyway) Hehe. :)