Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas Candles

 I went on a crafting spree today and I love what my crazy mind came up with.  Candles are always a festive addition to any holiday and I think the ones that I came up with today are perfect for Christmas!  My fleur de lis bucket is the perfect vessel for holding my candles and mini match boxes.
 The little round candles in the glass I have had for awhile now and the pillars I just got today.  Both of them are from the Dollar Tree.  I almost went back to get more but I will wait until tomorrow.  I have wrapped them in vintage sheet music that I tore for a rustic look then took some twine and wound it around a few times before tying it in a knot.  The little round one has a snowflake, the pillars have a star and the matchboxes have sheet music, a twine bow and a little rhinestone.  They are so adorable!
 I only had one candle left but will be getting more so I can make more of these.  This pillar is wrapped in sheet music and twine and has a vintage button.  I then put some moss in the bottom of one of my vintage tart tins and placed the candle in it.  Isn't it cute?
 Next, I took some jars that I have saved and placed some sheet music inside.  The top of the jars are wrapped in twine and then I hot glued a frosty white rose to the front.  These would look so sweet with an electric candle flickering on the inside.
 I made over some more of my electric candle sticks as well.  These are wrapped in sheet music and have twine accents.  The silver glitter star is a perfect finishing touch.  I didn't paint these white, I left them their old, yellow color to better match the sheet music.
 And these ones are very Christmasy.  Again, they are wrapped in sheet music (I told you I love using sheet music in my crafts!)  Red velvet ribbon goes around the top with a sweet green button, red pearls go around the bottom and a little greenery makes them perfect for Christmas.  (Don't mind the orange light bulb, I need to get some more clear ones.)  By the way, Dollar Tree sells night light bulbs in packs of 3 and they work perfect for these candle sticks.
 I plan on selling all of these things at the craft sale on Thursday.  I hope people like what I have created and want to buy some of my things!  

Did you have a wonderful Thanksgiving?  I did!  Cody and I really took advantage of our 4 days off of work and were pretty lazy for the most part, which we totally deserve to be!  I can't believe that Thanksgiving has come and gone already but I am ready for Christmas.  We put up our decorations and have been enjoying our festive home.  Here is the view from where I sit and relax in the living room.  It doesn't get much better than this!  Have a great week!
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Donna said...

Oh wow, Trisha! You are on a roll with your gorgeous candle creations! You are a girl after my own heart using all of that pretty vintage sheet music:) I am loving your candles in the fleur de lis basket, what a great idea, it would make a wonderful gift! Everything is so pretty, wishing you big sales this Thursday!!

diane said...

Such clever ideas!
I'm sure these babies will sell like hotcakes!

diane @ aug's blog

Donna Wilkes said...

Such lovely Christmas things - I know you will be successful.

One More Time Events said...

What great ideas….love them all I would like to invite you to come by and share at One More Time Events… Tammy

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love all of your beautiful "music" candles. How pretty are they!! Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Laura Turner said...

Great idea, Trisha! Love it all. I will feature you on Inspired Sunday (tonight!) lol!


Anonymous said...

Candles are always a beautiful gift but taking the time to pretty them up in this way makes them extra special - gorgeous treats on display in this beautiful post.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Trisha, I love using sheet music and book pages in my crafts. Love how the vintage candles turned out. You should hop over and link this at Organized Clutter for our 'Creating Christmas' party. Her theme is vintage. You can get the link from my blog. Thanks for sharing with SYC.