Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Candles

Ok, this will be a quicky since I have been trying to do this all night.  My camera broke so I tried to take pictures with my new laptop, that is still giving me grief, and finally used my phone to take pictures.  Sorry if these aren't the greatest but this is the best I could get.

I found these adorable candles in a 4-pack at A.C. Moores for very cheap.  They come in 3 different scents/colors but I chose the green because they smelled the best.  They aren't really Christmas scents but still pretty good for the price.  I decided they would be perfect for little gifts, or even for the table centerpieces.  Actually for any home decor.  They just needed some decorations added. 

The poinsettia on this one was made from 2 different size Martha Stewart flower punches.  I punched them out of red cardstock, then sponged a bit of brown around the edges, which really just looked like a darker red.  I added some little yellow jewels to the center.

This picture did not come out as good as I like to show off the tag.  I used a sizzix die to punch out the ornament.  Then I embossed it with a Sizzix embossing folder.  Next I used a punch to create the angel circle.  I added adhesive behind the angel and covered it from the front with red glitter.  The top of the ornament is colored with silver smooch.  The leaves and pine on the bow are also from MS punches.

Here is a little closer look at the angel.  Hoped you could see the glitter and embossing a little better.

I entered these in the following challenges:
The Cuttlebug Spot - Favorite Embossing
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC96) - 3D Holiday Gifts
Flourishes Bring Back The Beautiful (BBB05) - create an accent piece for a table, a mantle, a decoration or any kind of home décor.
Crafty Cardmakers - Spotlight on tags
Flutter By Wednesday #134 - Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Anything but a card
Paper Pretties Challenge - Punches
Top Tip Tuesday - Use Ribbon
Creative Inspirations Challenge #49 – Anything Goes Christmas


Maggie's Crafts said...

Great creation! Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday @ Please come back on Tuesday for another brilliant tip! :)



Silke Ledlow said...

OMG, you are with another fabulous gift idea!!! I love how you decorated the candle holders!!! I sooooo need to make a trip to AC Moore next week!!! Thank you for sharing this awesome idea with us!!! Hugs ~S~

April said...

These are really pretty! Love them!

Chelsea said...

WOW...very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Fussy & Fancy!

Cor* said...

Beautifully done. Very hard to get good pictures sometimes! They are great! Thanks for sharing your ANYTHING GOES CHRISTMAS creation with us at Creative Inspirations this fortnight! Best of luck to you and happy holidays!!

Debs said...

Gorgeous additions to your candles, I bet they smell divine, thanks so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations, wishing you a Very Happy Holiday Season