I don't know about your Christmas Gift Budget, but mine is definitely shrinking. So today I thought I would share with you this quick and easy project which turns a simple plain candle into a work of Art.
I found this candle with the berries and the great acetate box at the Christmas Tree Shop for $2.99. Here is what I started with:
First I decorated the candle by using my Harmony Classic Circle I stamper with a fancy designer border which comes in your Monogram Stamper Kit or can be purchased in the 10 Designer Centers and Borders. I used the Trompe Font to write the word Noel in the center of the stamper. I stamped the image using Versamagic Red Magic on white cardstock. After stamping the image, I tapped the entire image with Versamagic Pumpkin Spice to give the paper a vintage look.
Next I used my scallop nestabilities to diecut the image. Then I diecut the interior designer center with a smaller scalloped circle nestabilites. I used the Red Magic Ink to scuff the scalloped edges of the stamped images.(this will give your tag embellishment more depth). Cut a larger scallop mat from Crimson Red Cardstock from WorldWin Papers (This is a beautiful christmas red cardstock). For additional depth I dry embossed the scallop using my Nestabilite die. Now using foam squares I layered my embellishment. I used two foam squares on top of each other for the noel image to add more dimension.
To decorate the body of the candle I used Christmas Paper from a Christmas Daisy D Paper Pack. Next I cut a Crimson Red strip of cardstock and dry embossed it with the new Snow Dots cuttlebug embossing folder. For a beautiful formal feel I cut a slightly narrower strip of Gold Pearlescent Swirl from WorldWin Papers ( this paper has a gold metallic surface with swirls and looks dynamite Dry embossed) and dry embossed this strip with the same embossing folder. Then I placed the candle back in it's original box and decorated the box with ribbon from May Arts. I used my Christmas Stamp Ensemble Designer Center and a Designer Border from the Harmony Circle Stamp Ensemble III. I used a chipboard scallop for the bottom layer and covered it with a print form Daisy D's Christmas Pack. I stamped the image and diecut the designer center with a Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle and a Larger Scallop Circle Nestabilitie. ( Note that you can diecut this image using both dies at the same time. Use removeable tape to secure the postion of the dies before running them through your diecut machine). For a little blingI added my favorite rhinestones from Kaiser Crafts.
Here is the finished Project:
This candle now looks like I made a purchase in a very expensive gift shop- when all it actually took was a little love and my JustRite Stamps to transform a rather bland candle into this beautiful gift.
Stop back and visit later this week - I have 2 more Christmas Projects to share with you. Plus on Saturday I have a great blog candy giveaway!!