Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Cold Candle?

I got this idea from a magazine and for the life of me I can't remember which one - (I am admitting an addiction to all magazines related to creating - guilty pleasure) SO easy to make. I bought a thrifted sweater and cut the sleeve to fit around a glass candle holder. Tucked the edge slightly under the bottom and glue it with modge podge. Let it dry completely and cut a piece of self adhesive cork for the bottom to make sure it was a nice smooth surface. It needed something extra and I already had the ribbon flower pin made just waiting to be used on something. The ribbon flower was also easy to make. Just use a piece of wired ribbon - pull the ribbon along one side of the wire, turning as you go and forming it how you like. It is easy to manipulate. Then I glued a felt circle to the back and secured a pin back. I glued some scrap bead trim and there you nave it. So this is a dual purpose creation - beautiful candle holder that will provide a soft glow when lit and a bonus flower ribbon pin - So cute and fun to make. I already have some other ones in the works. Just think of the possibilities.

7 comments:

Kimberly said...

this is a really good idea! I think I'll have to try this! It's very cute and will be perfect for fall and winter decorations.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Kimberly said...

Oh, by the way, I was ALSO thinking along the lines of paint instead of food coloring (great minds think alike...) and that was going to be my very next attempt! If you try it, you should let me know!

Robin said...

Love this. Candles are getting the sweater treatment a lot these days.

I am so excited you joined the Stashbusting September list of blogs. If I can do it so can you (I have a garage sale addicition). I am thinking of having an Oops I am using my get out of jail free linky because we are going to IKEA in September and I don't know how I can go without buying fabric. Well maybe by not going to IKEA.

devin said...

thanks for your comment! i am loving checking out your beautiful blog!

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

So cute, I had never seen this before. I'm addicted to magazines to! I really need to think about cutting back. :)

Amy said...

I think that this is such a cute idea!! This would be a cool way to decorate your candles for the different seasons/holidays!! thanks for sharing!

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

What a great idea- love the look of it!