By Candlelight

Last year, for little stocking fillers,  I altered mini church candles using stamped tissue paper technique. This year I wanted to try something different, incorporating lace, so I made candle wraps.  This gives the recipient the choice of removing the wrap if they wish to burn the candle or by leaving the wrap in place the candle becomes a decoration for the mantle or dining table.
The images on all three candles are from Divas D’Este’s Christmas Belles 2. Before printing onto smooth white cardstock I measured the height of the candles and then re-sized the CS.
Once I cut the lace into three lengths I then sprayed with homemade inks, two green and one red. I wanted to achieve a time worn look to the colours thereby not heavily spraying with the ink.

For all three candles the same elements were repeated:- dyed lace, sheet music cut with scallop edge scissors, image edged with glitter and Prima flowers.

As I didn’t want the Prima flowers to be perfectly covered in glitter I wiped some of the glitter off to make them look more “worn”.

Divas D’Este sell a wonderful array of Holiday collage sheets, there are Vintage Christmas Femmes, Children, Santa images, there are images to suit every taste. Remember, if you visit Divas D’Este’s Homepage you will find two free festive images to download. Lynne x

23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. craftytrog
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 16:45:47

    These are all exquisite Lynne! Wonderful decorations! xx


  2. Jingle
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 16:59:05

    These look really fantastic!


  3. Ira
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 17:05:03

    Totally brilliant idea Lynne! Love your candles! It seems a shame to burn them, just keep them for decoration 🙂
    Ira x


  4. Susan Allan
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 17:08:24

    What a really good idea. I have done the tissue transfer technique before too, in fact you have reminded me about them. (I might post them up tomorrow.)
    This is a better idea as you say , they covers can be removed and kept.
    These are very pretty, Lynne!!
    Sue xx


  5. JeanFB
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 17:44:03

    So pretty – love the vintage images and the hint of sparkle!


  6. PetraB
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 19:00:44

    What a fantastic idea, the candles look fab.


  7. Martina
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 19:27:14

    These are absolutely gorgeous, Lynne!
    Looks great!


  8. Valerie
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 20:24:16

    Hi Lynne, thanks for the advice about the Serena stamp. Love your blog and all the vintage creations, very beautiful and inspiring!


  9. Lucy Edmondson
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 21:22:15

    Beautiful. Particularly love the glittered flowers,

    Lucy x


  10. Chris
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 22:19:10

    What a fabulous idea and a beautiful trio of candle wraps.

    Chris x


  11. Lynn Stevens
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 01:30:17

    What lovely gifts these would make, just beautiful Lynne!


  12. Marie
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 15:01:19

    These are absolutely beautiful Lynne!! Great gifts too.
    Have a lovely day.


  13. Debbie Kaste
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 03:23:07

    So pretty, Lynne. What lovely gifts they’ll make!


  14. Dot Arnott
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 13:49:20

    I would leave the wrap on. Too nice to burn, and lovely as a table decoration.


  15. michele
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 21:21:09

    gorgeous candles lynne and a fabulous gift idea. thanks for the instruction. xo


  16. Shar B
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 22:53:39

    Lovely candles! Beautifully done!


  17. Krisha
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 23:25:00

    Beautifully done.


  18. Crafty Dawn
    Dec 10, 2010 @ 00:12:36

    Yep they look really good hun

    Love Dawn xx


  19. thefrugalcrafter
    Dec 10, 2010 @ 11:50:17

    those are beautiful! Are they safe to burn?


  20. Jack
    Dec 10, 2010 @ 15:29:35

    Very elegant. xx


  21. Kate
    Dec 12, 2010 @ 22:24:07

    I really like the sparkly edging and flowers on these. the strong Christmassy colours are vvery stiking.


  22. Nancy Maxwell James
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 11:57:03

    these are all amazing! gorgeous images and Christmas spirit! lovely art m’dear!


  23. Valerie H. Wilson
    Dec 16, 2010 @ 03:10:50

    Unbelievably pretty!!!!


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