Saturday, November 28, 2009

BEFORE AND AFTER!!

I wanted to share this candle project with you because it is a quick and easy one ANYONE can do in a few minutes..

See these ugly green candles? Well, for one they are not real.. they are battery operated and two they stink like artificial pine needles..gross..In order to keep with the "use what I have" theme I'm going with this year...I had to come up with a idea that would save these things!
And I think I did! With scrapbook paper of choice wrap around the candle and glue in place..cut some burlap into a band and hot glue it into place.. a little jute string, some pearls and a leaf charm...I easily changed the candle and my mood! It is my one small thing of the day..and I love it!




I took a brown paper bag and white paper with typing on it..and ran each through the paper shredder and instantly had confetti to put around the base of the candle..Aww I am so pleased! You should make one too! Thanks for stopping by! Love it Mean it! Stephanie



13 comments:

Sharla said...

those are so pretty! You are very creative:)

Linda said...

Not UGLY anymore...awesome idea!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Olivia and Me said...

oh how cute. Love the paper idea.. I have some old books and this could be a great thing to use those lovely old pages for.

Thanks

huggers

~Oli

Out in the Fields said...

Great save on something I would've just thrown out!

Marydon Ford said...

What an awesome idea! TY for sharing.

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Hugs, Marydon

Courtney said...

oooh I just love this idea! simple, inexpensive, SMART! thanks for sharing!

~ RM said...

What a fab idea! I really need to get some 'flameless' candles, much safer with the little one reaching stuff!
I'm so torn between "using what I have" and going with the same decorations I've used for 4 eyars now (forbid) or using crafty ideas and just a little dough to make natural decorations with jute and whatnot... Oh, what to do?? I love this idea, it's got me thinking......

Emom said...

Love this idea and I am going to try it! thank you for lifting my spirit! smiles.

BECKY said...

Steph!!!!! This are awesome!! You wouild pay big bucks for something like this in a boutique!! You did a great job, gal!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea. I think we all have some not so lovely candles hanging around.

Blessings and hugs to you!!
Becky

Laurie said...

So cute! I'm going to have to borrow that idea. Very creative!!!

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

I would have never even guessed that hidden under that scrumptious paper where those plain ol' candles. LOVE IT!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Gina said...

Beautiful idea! I love the confetti too, I never would have thought of shredding a bag for that-it looks great.

prashant said...

I am going to try it! thank you for lifting my spirit!

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