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Friday, August 27, 2010

CANDLE MAGIC!

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Happy, happy Friday, friends!!!  Another weekend, hopefully filled with creative fun projects to come!!!

I have a project today that I'm calling candle magic, however, it's really just another recycled candle/card project.  I looked at an old candle and thought how I hadn't did a candle project in a while, so I did one and it was fun!  LOL!

I found these really pretty napkins, grabbed a glass square and the candle:



After I finished decoupaging the candle and card, I added the embellishments and here's what I got:


I get these glass squares from a friend of my DH who owns a glass company.  He often takes his scraps and cuts them into squares for me to use as coasters, but you can find plain glass candle holders usually in your dollar store.  The embellies are just some buttons, lots of brush-on glitter, and a large oval bead.

I think I can come up with someone who might like to receive this as a gift!

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20 comments:

Kelly said...

Oh Audrey - that is so beautiful! It's so funny that you used the glass square - just yesterday my mind was racing about a new project I want to try and I need glass squares. I was thinking where in the world could I get some - DUH - never thought about the dollar store! Thanks! Again - love, love, love the candle!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audrey that is beautiful. Did you decopage the napkin to the glass too? It looks so crisp and squeeky clean, I thought that would leave trace marks. Looks great! TFS

Dawn said...

You are such a treasure! Love that you like to know all your followers. I try so hard to keep up with mine as much as I can also.
Love the fall colors on this project what a great way to decorate. Does the candle burn well with the mod podge and napkin? I always wonder about that. I burn many candles weekly, and would love to decorate some more.
Have a great weekend sweetie!

shari said...

Audrey, This is so pretty! Someone is sure to love it, I would. Shari (cricutrookie)

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi Sheila, I did decoupage the napkin to the glass and I've never had a problem with trace marks on the glass; although I have occassionally had that problem when applying decoupage mediums directly to paper projects.

Audrey Frelx said...

Dawn, I do burn my candles. Maybe it's because I buy really cheap candles and they tend to burn inward. I'm not sure though how this one will burn because I actually applied glitter to the top of it and I've never did this before. But I'll let you know when I light one!

Jean said...

Audrey, this is beautiful. I would have never thought about decoupaging the napking on there. It turned out so nice and I am sure anybody would love to receive this as a gift!!

flowerdisco said...

what about the card...what did you use to adhere the napkin to it. all the bling looks awesome with the fall colors. So rich and deep.
TFS!

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, Agnes. I actually used decoupage medium to adhere the napkin to the card; first, you must remove any additional layers of napkin (they usually have 2 or 3) and lay the napkin down gently starting at the top of the card. This is kind of messy and causes wrinkles though and that's why I used the brush-on glitter to hide some of the wrinkles.

An easier way to do it is to iron the paper onto the card by inserting wax paper between the card and the napkin. Unfortunately, I'm out of waxed paper! Uuugh!!!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous Audrey! Love how the top turned out!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Audrey, these are just gorgeous.. I am just always so amazed at what you come up with. You are one talented lady. AND you are so sweet to leave comments on everyone's blog, and what's so special it the comments are from your heart. You are truly one amazing lady and I am so blessed that you are my friend. hugs

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Beautiful!!!!

- - Sheryl - - said...

I love the set you made. Let us know how it burns. Looks too pretty to burn.
Hugs!

Melissa said...

Wow Audrey! This is gorgeous!

~BridgetL~ said...

Audrey your candly is so beautiful. I love all your creations and I love how you take the time to stop at Sandy's blog everyday. I love reading your posts. You should come by mine someday :) Have a wonderful weekend.

Brens Designs said...

Wow! That is so beautiful! You always come up with such beautiful projects! Would love to come play at your house so maybe some of your talent would rub off on me. TFS.

Ohhh Snap said...

I love napkin art! Using Mr. Peabody's way back machine... no, wait, I'm just old enough to remember it clearly.. Aleene's used to have a glue called something like Napplique... and you could use it to decoupage napkins to tee-shirts, and it always looked so pretty.

I picked up some pretty napkins at HL on clearance, but no Napplique can I find. I'll have to try wax paper. I buy a roll whenever I see it, unless I have about 4 rolls in stock. I have such fond memories of the stuff. I remmember my lunch sandwiches being wrapped in wax paper when I was a kid, plus I loved ironing leaves in it. TFS!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

This is such a beautiful project and I love it! You make fabulous things and it is always a pleasure to stop by and see what you are up to. Happy Saturday!

Sparksgal said...

Audrey - You've outdone yourself once again! I love the candle and glass and how they turned out. They are beautiful!

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend, my friend. :)

Jess

xosparklesxo said...

Soooo pretty!