Brenda's Quick & Beautiful Gift Idea!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Hi, everyone!  Brenda here with a quick gift or home décor idea for this holiday season.

I love candles, especially at this time of year.  I love all the holiday scents, especiallyYankee Candle's  Spiced Pumpkin for Fall and Mistletoe for Christmas.   Sometime, though, you want to dress up the candle jar a little bit, especially if you're giving it as a gift.   I used some items from the Frosted Designs store to add a little something extra to these candles.

These are both large jar candles, so I cut the patterned paper strip 3.5" x 12".  This covers the printed jar label without getting into the top and bottom curve of the jar.  (There's a gap of about 1/4" in the back, as a 12" length doesn't quite go around the jar, but I just adhered the paper directly to the jar with my ATG gun or glue lines.  You could also punch holes and add ribbon ties if you prefer.)

For the jar on the left, I used the Echo Park Reflections Fall paper collection, stitching 1/2" border strips to the top and bottom of the 3.5" x 12" paper piece.  The banners were fussy cut from one of the journaling blocks in the collection and adhered under the top border, with three buttons added on each side of the banner border.  The brown lace trim was adhered with glue dots.

The jar on the right uses the BoBunny Elf Magic collection.  The red dot paper was cut at 3.5" x 12" and the fa-la-la paper was cut at 3.25" x 12" and stitched to the red dot paper.  The Santa and candy cane were fussy cut from another patterned paper and adhered to one of the tags in the paper collection.  I added some glitter to the fur on Santa's suit for a little bling, and then attached the tag with red twine over the ribbon bow.

There you have it - a pretty and quick way to add a little something extra to a plain jar candle! 


6 Responses to “Brenda's Quick & Beautiful Gift Idea!”

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhh I love love love love these!!!!! Pinning!!!!!

Marlene said...

What a cool idea. The are very pretty! Think I might have to give this a try!

Sandee Setliff said...

Perfect gift giving idea! Love!

Barb Craft said...

These candles are gorgeous Brenda!! I love that they are simple to do but can add so much to a gift... it definitely personalizes them!!!

barb :)

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Debbie said...

Such a wonderful idea! Love them Brenda, thanks for sharing!