You know those tall religious candles you see everywhere these days...well - here's what I came up with for some great Christmas gifts or any holiday. I purchased three candles several weeks back and they stared at me for sometime on my office shelf. How do you like them, easy-too! There is something about the tall candle that's different from regular jar candles that can be decorated. Enjoy!
First I Mod-Podged, a 4X6 photo mat STACK scrapbook paper. I used the Homemade Christmas variety to the candle jar. I picked up some nostalgia mini Christmas cards at HomeGoods and cut the front of the cards and stuck to mat with glue dots, and then wrapped in floss, buttons, beads, bows, and added a few pearls. I thought they turned out cute. I plan on making more, what a great gift, and they can be made with any hodge podge of materials added to the outside. The candles can be bought plain at Wal-Mart for around a dollar, the rest of the supplies can be found in your craft drawer, the cost - super inexpensive, especially if you had all the supplies on hand except the candles....(by the way...check the 11/30/2010 post-there's a giveaway that can help you make this craft!)