Warm days, cool nights and turning leaves have welcomed fall in abundance here in Maine! One of the things I love about fall and cooler weather is burning my favorite candles. Here's a project using a battery operated candle, so it's beautiful to look at and not a safety issue.
Here's a glimpse at some of the products I used:
I started with a 5 1/2 " battery operated candle and made layered wraps using 111lb Gmund Tindalo Wood Grain Cardstock cut at 4"x10". The next layer uses CCS Gold Glitter Paper cut at 2 3/4"x10" and the last layer is a leftover scrap of Tindalo Woodgrain paper cut at 1"x10". I adhered each layer using Score-Tape for a strong bond.
I cut Impression Obsession Patchwork Leaves and Elizabeth Craft Designs Pumpkins out using cardstocks in Basis Brown, Basis Olive, Pop Tones Lemon Drop, Pop Tones Orange Fizz, and Gmund Tindalo Wood Grain Cardstock. I distressed the edges of each shape using Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
I glued the two pumpkins together using Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue and heat embossed a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp "Thank You for Everything" using Gold Embossing Powder.
I then started layering the shapes on using Glue Dots. This allowed the shapes to hang off the edges and not be completely stuck down giving the appearance of more dimension.
I finished the project off with a piece of bakers twine and a pretty fall leaf charm.
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Thanks so much for stopping by! Blessings~ Birgit
What a beautiful way to decorate your flameless candles! I have several of them in my house (on timers) and they add such a warm glow to the fall/winter evenings when it gets dark so early!ReplyDelete
What a pretty little touch of autumn for your home Birgit!ReplyDelete
Okay, now I have to go out and buy some of those candles. I love your idea, Birgit! The brown inking around the edges of the leaves and the gold embossing across both pumpkins add your special touch of creativity. So pretty!ReplyDelete
So pretty Birgit. Love how you decorated your candles.ReplyDelete
Terrific idea to spice up our battery operated candles, I have a few of them and I love this idea to dress them up a bit, lovely layering and texture, like how you topped it off with the charm also!ReplyDelete
This turned out GREAT Birgit and how perfect to have a candle with your own personal touch on it burning and giving your home that warm and special feeling during the Fall season! Now if it would just "feel" like Fall, it'd be even better!! But anyway, all the little elements you added make this candle just a real beauty!! Love it!! :0)ReplyDelete
Oh this is soooooo pretty! I love hat you have created! Those stitched leaves dies are wonderful!ReplyDelete
A beautifully decorated candle Birgit, well,done you, I say!ReplyDelete