Friday, 4 May 2012

Beachy Candles

Hi Everyone, 

I shared this post last Saturday over at Hating Martha....

Today, I'm going to show you how simple and easy it is to embellish and "dress up" a plain dollar store candle...


You will need, a candle, twine, a hot glue gun and any embellishments you like.


Literally all I did was dab a drop of hot glue about a two thirds of the way down the candle. Press the end of the twine into the glue to hold it in place. Then wind the twine around the candle to the base, add another dab of glue to hold it in place. Don't forget to end in the same area as you started, so that when you display the candle you can place the gluey bits towards the wall.


 I added a silver charm to a piece of white cord and tied it at the back of the candle. I used a couple of beachy charms to match my decor, and I had inspirational charms that I thought looked good on the bigger candle.

I had all these items on hand already, so I didn't spend a cent on this project. I shopped my home and dug in the back of my bead drawer to find the charms and cord. Your options are pretty much endless with a craft like this.


The little silver dishes under the smaller candles are lids from the kid's hot choc tins - don't they look awesome?


 I hope you have been inspired today...

For more candle inspiration pop over to Its So Very Cheri - her candles look awesome...

Take care xxx



UndertheTableandDreaming

20 comments:

  1. Tooo0000 funny I worked on a similar project --just today.

    Cheri

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    1. I cant wait to see yours Cheri xxx

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  2. Thank you for sharing your ever so creative candles with us. You always have the cutest embellishments.

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    1. Thanks so much Debbie and for stopping by xxx

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  3. Love this idea will fit great with my new back proch Beachy Theme

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    1. I hope you do try them - so easy and such great effect xxx

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  4. your candles look great. you have inspired me to try something like this since I am not going to the back this year, have to bring the beach to me!! found you via Debbiedoo's newbie party!

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    1. Laura - thank you for stopping by - I really love anything beachy - keeps me going till Summer again xxx

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  5. Wow!! Now isn't this absolutely gorgeous!! I love the silver lids, I would've never known - very stylish!! Love you girl and miss you heaps!!
    Stefanie.

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    1. Aw thank you hun - I miss you so much - when are you coming back to visit? xxx

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  6. So lovely! They look like something out of a Pottery Barn catalogue. If you're looking for another place to share your crafty projects, head on over to etcetorize (http://etcetorize.blogspot.com). Party starts later tonight, hope to see you there~

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    1. Thank you so much Tamara - have linked up xxx

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  7. Hi Natalie: I'm Connie at http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/, a new GFC friend. I would love it if you stop by and be mine, too. These are great, thanks for sharing this project.

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    1. Thanks Connie - I'm on my way to visit you xxx nat

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  8. Turned out GREAT! Featuring you tomorrow!!! XO, Aimee

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  9. Love these! I'm definitely going to make some for our beach condo. Found you from your feature at It's Overflowing! Take care.

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    1. Awesome Suzy - they are so easy to make xxx nat

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  10. Those are so cute! They would go perfectly with my vases!!! Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you tomorrow for Manic Monday. :)

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    1. Melissa I was thinking the exact thing when I saw your vases! Gonna have to make me some to go with my candles. xxx Nat

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