Tuesday, September 11, 2012


I wanted to share this really cool looking altered candle I made awhile back...I actually made a few of these cool altered "ALTER" candles.
You can buy these types of candles at any drug store or Hispanic food market some
have pictures of religious icons on them but they do have all white wax
with clear glass - those are the ones I used.

I used some old ledger paper and decoupaged it then entire candle.
Then grabbed up some different bits & bobs...things that went with
my decor or the look I was trying to get.

here is a side view of the decoupaged paper.
 I tea dyed some funky thick lace. Tied it to the candle and added
some adhesive so that I can make sure it stays on for good.

inside view of the candle----
always cut that wick down before setting it on fire. {FYI}

I added a funky rusted knob and tied the lace through the knob
and secured it with E-6000...then added a bit of CREAM SEAM BINDING to
tie the vintage ceramic leg - which by the way is hollow
so you could put mini flowers into it....COOL RIGHT?

sweet shabby accent --- could even work in a rustic chic room or studio.

Super easy to make and used most items that were in my own stash.
These would be fun to use as wedding centerpieces...or to give as gifts for the holidays.
I will share the other candle I made - and at the end of the week I will list them in my shop...
you know - IN caSe! :D

I am linking this up to the following parties:

happy crafty week to you all
and thanks for stopping by ---xo


suzyq said...

Too cute - read your profile and am your newest follower - love funny!
Would love you to come by and follow back when you have the time!

Rachel said...

I am your newest follower! Keep up with the ideas!

Christina Morley said...

Hi Tina! I have the same name. I'm following you from the Finding New Friends blog hop. I've liked you on FB with my personal profile so that it will be counted as a "like" for your page. This is my FB page at https://www.facebook.com/abooksandmore?ref=hl

Tina - mom of 4 and author of 5 blogs

tracie said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing. Your blog is adorable. Found you via the blog hop--


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