Monday, October 13, 2014

Altered Flameless Candles

This is such a great way to dress up those plain boring candles that everyone has around the house.
I actually purchased two sets of these candles so that I could alter them for myself and my daughter.
I bought the set of three battery operated flameless LED candles at Costco (they sell them at Christmas time) for $29 and then rummaged through my stash of scrapbooking supplies and came up with some burlap and ribbon that matched our decor.

I got all six of them done in under an hour and I love how they turned out.

A couple of close-ups.  Love the cute little 3-pearl stick pin in this one.

The design is only limited by your imagination.  You can do anything you want with them and match any decor.  Perfect for a wedding, Christmas or just home decor.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Burlap Wreath

I've made several of these wreaths over the past couple of years and I just love how they turn out.

I created this one this past summer for a friend's birthday present and several of you have been asking how it was made.  I thought I would take you through it step by step.  It's really quite simple.
I purchased a large roll of this burlap with red stitching around the edges (it also comes in blue stitching), a large metal wreath frame (got mine at Michaels), 3 clip on flowers and a wooden initial.

You start by bunching up the fabric and putting each (approximately 6" bunch through the opening of the metal wreath.  You will notice that the ring has three openings.  You push through each of the 3 slots and then bunch it up against the metal so you can do it another three times.

Continue to do this and make sure that each bunch is extremely tight to the next one.  This is where the work comes in..... pulling and pushing so that the burlap is tight against each other and the metal ring as you don't want it to slip out.

It takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.  The more burlap bunches you can squeeze into the ring, the nicer and fuller the wreath looks.

 Love it hanging on her front door!