Thursday, October 3, 2013

My DIY Candle Project

For my jute wrapped candle project, I purchased candles in a glass container.
They are safer and provide a nice surface to glue the jute to.

Marshalls and TJ Maxx are the best places to buy these. 
They're inexpensive and that's the whole point, right?

I used a hot glue gun to adhere the jute to the candle, making sure to seal the edge for a clean look.


Now for the embellishments.
I got out my stamps from my scrapbooking days.
How about an "A?"

Not bad, but I want something that says "Fall." 

Or fail?
Time to go to Michaels for some inspiration.

I found a bin of stamps priced at $1.50 each, like the Live, Love and Laugh ones that did a pretty good job on this candle.  
Not exactly fall though...

This is supposed to say "spooktacular" but again, fail!
The jute is too coarse for the stamp to completely fill in.

I thought the "Trick or Treat" stamp would be better, but not exactly.

The three that didn't quite turn out, I covered with maple leaves from the tree right outside my dining room window!

A dried orange slice from a bag of potpourri hid another failed stamp.

 Later, I'll remove the leaves and orange peel and add a rosette.

 Michaels had some nice ones in the jewelry department, priced 40% off.

40% off doesn't compare to free though!

So much for my DIY candle project!

 What do you think?  Does it say "fall?"
Or fail?

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Susan Freeman said...

I love your jute wrapped candles. They would make such cute hostess gifts too. Thanks for the tip!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

gme said...

Looks like fall to me! Very cute. I made some of those a couple of years ago and I'm thinking I need to get them back out since I had forgotten about them. Once the candle was used up I filled the jar with acorns and I need to do that again!

Constance said...

My favorite of your pretty jute covered candles is the one with the orange slice!
Very lovely way to celebrate fall with your candles like that.

Elizabeth "Libby" Day said...

I like the jute and don't those little DIY projects make you feel domestic? I don't do much anymore, but appreciate all the projects you industrious ladies produce.

Babs said...

They say FALL, and beautifully. I don't have a lot of luck with stamps, either. Love the orange slices and leaves. I was just thinking, yesterday, about making orange slices. Thanks for the inspiration.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Definitely says Fall and also very pretty!
Enjoy your evening.

Sarah said...

Delores, I like the leaves and lemon slice as a 1st choice. Great idea! This looks like a terrific project. Thanks for sharing.

sugarcreek said...

Remember how many "fails" Edison had before he discovered the correct filament? I don't either but it was a lot! In the end you came up with a cute idea that looks great.

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Super cute! I really like the ones with the stamped letters or words! Might have to borrow your idea!

Victoria said...

Very cute idea. I like the ones embellished with trailing leaves and oranges slices even more than the stamped ones.

French Dreaming said...

I love the natural embellishments! It definitely says "fall". Did that beautiful painting over the mantel use to hang somewhere else in your house?? Do show and tell if you have made a change!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I like the way the stamp looks kind of faded on the jute. It makes it look sort of like it has been around for years. But, I also like the leaves and the dried orange on them. Good job, Delores. laurie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a fun project! I have some of that jute...I may try that! I need more leaves! lol Hugs!

The Tablescaper said...

Great project. I love the "A".

- The Tablescaper

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I LOVE the way they turned out Delores!!

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