Monday, November 1, 2010

Paisley Prints Leaf Candles

Well, Halloween is over so it's time to change my buffet! It is still really bare but I wanted to show you my latest project today.
I first saw this great idea for fall glittered candles in Stampin' Up!'s Holiday mini catalog. LOVE the glass glitter! Stampin' Up!'s glass glitter comes in Champagne (that is the color I'm using today) or Silver.
Using a foam paintbrush I spread a thin layer of Crystal Effects (sold by Stampin' Up!) onto the candle. I then sprinkled the glass glitter onto the candle all the way around, then came back and pushed the glitter into the glue with my finger, just to make sure. I then let it dry overnight.
Next, using the Paisley Prints stamp set that is in the Holiday Mini Catalog I stamped a total of six leaves, two of each color. The ink colors that I used were, Pear Pizzaz, Pumpkin Pie, and Cajan Craze. After stamping I cut out the leaves and punched a hole at the base of the stem. Next I strung the leaves on Linen Thread, wrapped the thread around the candle, and finished with a small bow.
Love that glitter and Love how this project turned out! Oh, I almost forgot the candles I am using are wax LED, since I have a two year old in the house I just find these safer for my family. Also, I'm not sure what would happen to the glitter with the heat of a "real" candle. So that is why I recommend if you want a burning look candle that you use a nice looking LED one.


  1. This is gorgeous! You should enter it over at the Paper Cubed(P3) Challenge blog since the theme this month is candles. You might win a prize!


  2. Oh, Tara these are very pretty. I may just have to make a few myself. Miss you by the way!

  3. Lovely! I love the way you grouped and displayed these. Tha glitter is gorgeous.
    I like the LED candles too, no drippy wax to ruin your beautiful glitter! Thanks for playing along at P3!


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