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Christmas Candle

WOW! I can't believe it is Thanksgiving in two days. It is
too early this year!! It should have been next week.
I am not ready for it to be the "Christmas Season" yet!!

But I have started making a few crafts, and I made this really cute 
candle for my front table a couple of weeks ago. It was really easy
and cheap!
This is a super cheap 3" pillar candle that I picked up at the $$ store. 
For the flowers I stared with some Prima's that were actually kinda orangish in color. I sprayed them with red ink and sprinkled then with glitter while they were still wet then set aside to dry.
Once they were dry I layered them together using XL Glue Dots®. 

I cut a paper strip and edge punched both sides. I used 1" Glue Lines® on all sides to attach to the candle. I added a wide burlap ribbon, also using 1" Glue Lines® - but this time only on the short edges. Stick short floral pins in along the edge of the burlap ribbon to decorate. 

 Using XL Glue Dots® and XXL Glue Dots® arrange your flowers to conceal the seam in the ribbon. Use short floral pins for centers of small paper flowers and attach randomly around the ribbon.
I layered LOTS of flowers together to make each larger flower - probably 8-10 in each set. I also added some greenery and some paper twine. 

I do not recommend burning a candle like this - I made mine for decoration only!

Thanks for stopping by today! 
I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots® Design Team.


  1. VERY pretty- I love your color choices.

  2. What a gorgeous OTP project!! Love the beautiful flowers paired with burlap!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  3. Catching up on my comments...I have been slow at getting around lately...that is usually a sign that I am finally creating something myself.

    These are very beautiful...I would not want to butn them either...they are too beautiful!

  4. Beautiful !!! These would make wonderful gifts - thank you so much for sharing !!

  5. WOWza...this is gorgeous! Your work is beautiful!! Hugs-LORi