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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Altered Reece Candle

At the Kansas Roundup a few weeks ago we had a prop swap and I altered a candle base and glass candle holder for my swap. It was so much fun and a little hard to let go of. This was another item that I found in the home clearance section of Hobby Lobby for only $3.40 and that included the wood base and the clear glass candle holder! What a bargain! The base originally had cream paisleys painted all over it and was not in the best shape but I thought that the part that wasn't painted perfectly matched TAC's Reece Paper Pack.

I wanted to make it a little fancier, so I also decorated the glass candle holder.

TIP: I took a big white button from Audrey Embellishment Jar sold in the TAC catalogue and ran the edges around my Burnt Umber Palette ink pad and then heated it until it was dry with my heat gun. Then, I covered the front of the button with Lamore Red Palette ink several times and dried. After that, I used a sponge to dab some Burnt Umber Palette ink on the button and dried and this is how I got the brown & red button to match the Reece paper exactly! I have done this with MANY buttons to custom color them to match the cardstock that I am working with at the time!

I took some matching ribbon, wrapped it around the jar and ran it through the button holes. If you cut your ribbon with a very small pointed end, it is MUCH easier to get it through button holes! Then, I took 2 green buttons from the In Bloom Buttons & Blossoms pack, threaded tan scrappers floss through the holes and then curled the ends. I tied the buttons onto the jar by tying the scrappers floss around the ribbon knot (this is covered up and can't be seen but made the buttons much more secure).

To finish the project off, I put some clear glass pebbles in the bottom of the jar and put a burgundy candle on top. That's all there is to it! Simple and fun and makes a great gift!

3 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! I'd have a hard time parting with it too...really, you did a super job with it!

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  2. What an awesome project. Love the new banner too!

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  3. Wow- this is beautiful Jen. What a fantastic project and so creative!

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