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2 Samuel 22:29

6 Dec

You are my lamp, O LORD; the LORD turns my darkness into light. 2 Samuel 22:29

Candles and winter seem to go hand in hand. Maybe its the thought of warmth or maybe that glimmer of hope that it might help reduce the heating bill! Either way, a fool proof gift for the holiday season, at least for me, is candles of some sort. I got the inspiration for my next 12 Crafts of Christmas craft from a gift I got a few years back. It was a pretty red plate with a decorated red candle.

I decided to create both on my own, proving to be much cheaper than going to a store like Yankee Candle. The plate is similar to a project we made in 4-H many moons ago. If we did it in 4-H it had to be pretty simple, which means anyone out there can do it! Yes even those who claim to be “crafting impaired.”

I started out with a clear glass plate, (I think about 6in diameter, but choose which size fits your candle), Christmas fabric scraps, Mod Podge(MP) and some glitter. All you need to do it cut your fabric to fit the plate, then cover the plate in MP, apply fabric and cover with one more coat of MP. You should work fast to smooth out any air bubbles before the MP dries. You can also spray the plate with clear coat to give it extra protection if you feel so inclined.

Before I put fabric down I added some glitter onto the MP just to add something extra. This step is optional.

Next we head to the warmth and glittery part of the project! I had seen this candle tutorial on Pinterest (of course) and thought I’d give it a try. This is super simple; you need a candle, double sided tape and GLITTER! Add double sided tape to your candle, in whatever pattern or design you want. Then, roll in the glitter. I did this on a large sheet of paper so I could easily return unused glitter back to its tube. Then use a dry sponge to wipe off the excess glitter.

I kept my design simple and did two lines but you can get as creative as you wish. Some other ideas would be to cut out snowflake designs or letters to personalize.

With the two parts completed, add them together for the full effect. A beautiful candle with plate; add in some flowers or greenery and it makes it that much better!

The total cost for the project was….$2!! The only things I needed to purchase were the plate and the candle. Everything else I had on hand, mostly left over from other projects. I got the plate and the candle at the Dollar Tree, although I’m sure Wal Mart would also have similar prices on their smaller plates and candles. This was a gift for my secret santa at work and I’m hoping she will enjoy it!

Amy Marie

P.S. Can you believe it that I have posted within 24 hours of the previous post?! I hardly can either! Go me!

Sources:
Glitter Candle

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Drum Roll Please…..

5 Dec

And the first craft of the 12 Crafts of Christmas is….Ornaments! Ok I know it might sound a little boring, but I have been trying to decide all weekend what I was going to start with. I won’t lie, I am starting with this because I already have some done and knew that they were pretty much fool proof.

I have a couple different ornaments I’m going to share with y’all. The first (one I made couple weeks ago) is the Mop ‘n Glo ornament. You simple take a clear glass ornament, remove the top and dump in enough Mop ‘n Glo to cover the inside. If you have extra, just dump it back into the bottle. Next, using a funnel of some sort (I used the cut off corner of an envelope) pour some glitter in the bulb. I have been using the 99 cent tubes from JoAnn’s. They make 4-5 ornaments. Again if you have extra, just dump it back into the container. Here is the result….

I added a little extra decoration with a ribbon. You could also add on feathers, Christmas sticker, mini jewels, really the possibilities are endless. My wise cousin also suggests going to the Dollar Tree to get their Sweep ‘n Shine.

This next ornament also used a clear glass bulb and some scrap paper. I got my Christmas scrap book paper from Hobby Lobby during their 50% off Christmas sale.  (Lately I have been on a kick to find the best deal before starting a project, and its a good way to stock up on supplies.) Ok so for this ornament all you do is cut your paper into strips, roll it tight and then toss it in your ornament. I have seen this a couple different places, some using wedding invites, old Christmas cards, sentimental type stuff. Ta da!

I will say the I might have started out cutting the paper pretty small, therefore it took a lot more to fill it. But I was trying to make it to you could read the words “Merry Christmas” and whatnot.

What kind of ornaments have y’all been making? I know there are some other creative people out there! Comment, share a picture or shoot me an e-mail and I can share on my next post!

Amy Marie

P.S. I have already completed Christmas craft #2! Woot!

Sources:
Glitter Ornaments

Wrapper Paper Ornament