14 Feb 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

{ quick and easy candle holder}

I didn’t manage to resist to all the Valentine’s creativity out there so today I had 20min to spare and I wanted to make something quick. I had this jar on my kitchen shelf with a candle inside and I decided to transform it into something prettier...so here it is - a Red and Pink Valentine Candle Holder.

Here is what you'll need

Step-by-step:

1. Cut a piece of the lacy part of the doily and leave it on the side…it is up to you how much of your jar you’d like covered.

2. The technique I used is called decoupage and it is very simple. Begin by applying one layer of glue around the body of your glass jar. Be as quick as you can as the glue dries fairly fast. Do not worry if it looks white or you feel you might have applied too much – the glue will become transparent once it is dry.

3. Gently apply the doily over the glued jar and start applying a second layer of glue over the doily, making sure you smooth down bubbles and dry bits.

4. Once this was done, I used a towel dipped in warm mater and carefully wiped/ rubbed off any glue that was visible outside the doily covered part.


5. At this point I lit the candle and placed it inside the jar – that really helped with the drying process. The glue  dried within 5 min. Warning – the jar became hot. Make sure you handle the jar at the very bottom part.

6. In the mean switch on your glue gun and prepare the ribbons. 

Start by wrapping up the ribbons, one by one around the neck of the jar, making sure they overlap nicely. Secure in place with a drop of hot glue.  Trim the length of the ribbon. Lastly add a drop of hot glue and attach the heart.

 


20 min later there is a pretty little candle in my kitchen and my creativity urge has been completely satisfied.



Hope you have a Valentine’s Day full of LOVE!

Love,

2 comments:

  1. Lovely!
    Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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