Friday, November 19, 2010

Easy Re-Purpose Candle Craft

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!

Craft Recipe:
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!)


  1. I like the way you wrapped them and the buttons! so cute. I sort of thought these candles were high. Hope you got a good deal.
    thanks for linking up!

  2. SO Cute!!! What a great idea! Barb, I don't know how you do it, but keep up the good work! i LOVE reading your blog and getting very creative ideas!!! xoxoxo

  3. You are so creative, Barb!! I love it. Great idea!

  4. Pretty craft, AND I LOVED the added surprise of the "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"/"What a Wonderful World" medley by Iz, the late beloved Hawaiian singer. It's precious, makes me cry, his sweet voice is pure, straight from God. ;-)


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