Saturday, December 5, 2009

On the 5th day of Chrismtmas

Sarah gave to you...

a candle decorated for the holiday. Sorry, I couldn't think of anything that rhymed! I got the idea for this candle from a Pottery barn catalogue. They were selling something like this for $20. The wheels starting turning in my head and I came up with this similar candle for under $2!

I bought the candle (vanilla scented- yum!) at the dollar store and used a piece of scrap red cardstock. I cut the words and heart with my cricut, but you can also use letter stickers if you don't have access to a die cutting machine. I used my xyron to add adhesive to the letters and adhered them (a tape runner would also work- like tombow). I then tied a left over scrap of ribbon into a bow at the bottom. I thought it still needed a little something so I added a few rhinestones from my scrap bag to give it a little extra shine. Easy and simple, but it looks really cute on my dining room table. I don't think I would light it (not sure how the paper would hold up and I don't want to set any unintentional fires), but I think it looks too pretty to light anyway.

I also found out while making this that my daughter Frances is afraid of the cricut machine. I set my letters and pressed cut. When it started she ran (well crawled) away and won't go near the thing now. It was pretty funny. She kept giving it a weird look all night.

I hope you give this idea a try. I would love to see!


  1. Sarah! That is gorgeous! I love that idea, and yours is beautiful! And.....awww, poor Frances! She is such a cutie!

  2. So very pretty Sarah! I wish I had a Cricut! I love the greenery you had the bottom - so festive! Poor little Frances! :)


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