The heat and humidity returned on the Summer Solstice back in June, so it was primarily an indoor-day for me, although I did get my Vitamin D on for about a half hour when the breeze was still cool. But alas, I started to roast so I went into the craft room and things got a little sparkly.
My mom continues to purge her house of things and is giving me the right of first refusal on everything she's getting rid of, so I snagged a couple of big white pillar candles from the thrift shop pile. My first idea was to stick rhinestones on one of them but.....nah. Instead, I broke out the bag of cool sequins, beads and pins.
My measuring skills are sad, at best, so I ended up eyeballing the design, so the rows aren't perfectly lined up. This was the point at which I thought this particular candle was done. It was missing something, but what?
Ah! That's MUCH better!!
Wasn't sure what to do with the taller one, then I remember the pretty, fibrous paper stashed away and decided to Mod Podge pieces of it onto the candle.
I know, what a mess, right?
These are votives that I decorated with wax pens, specially made for drawing on candles, and also pinned sequins on the right.
Wow! awsome JoJo,as I kept reading,I got to the lit candadles,and my heart just instantly lit up freal,great job,I love how you just snag stuff :D!!!!!ReplyDelete
Ooooh! Those are so pretty and I bet they will look gorgeous when the flame burns down and the glow comes through your decoration!!!!!ReplyDelete
YOU are a genius!! :0)ReplyDelete
I could "wax" lyrical about how anyone could ever burn them!ReplyDelete
Great ideas, Jo! I love them~ReplyDelete
Ohmigosh, what beautiful candle work! The sequined one was bee-yoo-tee-full!!!!!ReplyDelete
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Those are gorgeous! You are so talented!ReplyDelete
Lovely, my favourite is the purple tissue paper one, I have one that I was given for my birthday with a henna design on it xReplyDelete
Cool candles! Great idea to use pins to add your decoration, and the paper is so colorful.ReplyDelete