Monday, 29 October 2012

DT Project #1 showcasing Christmas Cottage Collection by Theresa Collins (posted by Lesley)

Hellooooo lovely Snazzy visitors!

I hope all our UK friends enjoyed their extra hour's sleep yesterday morning, lol!  Unless, like me you wake after a certain number of hours no matter what the clock says.  

Anyway, I've been having some happy time in my craftroom finding ways to use the lovely DT goodies we were sent by our equally lovely 'Bosses' this month.  This month we were sent a gorgeous set of papers, die cuts, stamps and brads called the Christmas Cottage Collection by Theresa Collins and  today I'm sharing another home decor idea.


To any novice crafters out there this was my very first attempt at decorating candles ....... ahem...... who's saying 'looks like it too', lol.  Seriously though I've had those candles at least two years which I bought specifically to have a go at decorating but never got round to trying it until now.  I won't say I found melting the tissue into the wax particularly easy but I'm sure I would get better with a bit more practice......  and I only got a couple of tiny wrinkly bits, ;D!  It was fun to try as well.


 I stamped the wordy Christmas tree from the Christmas Cottage Collection stamps four times onto tissue paper alternately using Bundled Sage and Aged Mahogany Disress Inks, wrapped the tissue around the candle then covered with a piece of greaseproof paper which was big enough for me to hold together with my hand while I used my heat gun to  melt the wax sufficiently to 'absorb' the tissue paper.  I moved the greaseproof paper around the candle until I had heated all the way round.  I then added some tiny star gems here and there and finished off with a band of one of the Christmas Cottage Collection papers punched with a tree border punch.



For the second candle I used the pretty snowflake and the tiny word stamps from the set and again finished with a punched paper border.  The teeny snowflakes cut by the border punch I stuck to the candle here and there adding tiny gems to the centres.

Well, that's it from me today but I have another project for you later in the week which moves away from the home decor items.  I hope you get chance to pop back then and don't forget if you would like to be in with a chance to win some of the Christmas Cottage Collection goodies leave a comment HERE on Gillian's post.

Have a Happy Monday and see you later.







17 comments:

Netty said...

Loving your pretty candles Lesley, x

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful candles! I wouldn't guess they were the first time for you. Gorgeous effect on both of them!

Minxy said...

Awesome use of the stamps, totally love these, there so pretty x

Paula (PEP) said...

It certainly doesn't look as if you're new at doing this - quite the opposite. Love the softness of the Bundled Sage with the Aged Mahogany & the additional sparkly gems plus the paper border on each makes these rather special. I particularly like the first one with the way that border echoes the tree triangular shape of the wording.
Paula (PEP)

Paula Whittaker said...

These will look fab on xmas table Lesley.

Beryl said...

These are gorgeous Lesley - it would be a shame to put a light to them.
Beryl xx

Aquarius said...

These would grace anyone's table - beautiful. I have some plain candles bought a couple of years ago with the same technique in mind so really must have a go

Astrid Maclean said...

These look great Lesley, great idea and fab use of the stamps, really like the colours too, and like others said already, it certainly does not look as if this was your first time with this technique! Love the paper borders at the bottom too!

Elaine said...

Well done Lesley, it certainly doesn't look like these are your first candles, they are lovely. Gorgeous choice of colours, I wouldn't have thought of using the bundled sage, but it looks great. Elaine xxx

Rita said...

What gorgeous candles Lesley. Like you I have 3 candles bought 2 years ago and I've never had the heart to try this. You have certainly given me inspiration to have a go. Hugs Rita xxx

snazzyoriginal said...

Great use of the stamps and the colours are just gorgeous x

judith@poppy cottage said...

Great project Lesley, I love how the borders echo the images. Great colour choices, they would look fabulous on any table at Christmas. Judith xx

Carol Q said...

the candle looks lovely Lesley, very Christmassy!

Gillian .... said...

A beautiful adornment to any christmas table, very classy. xx

Hels Sheridan said...

how clever... I tried to do a candle once.. I still have the scars to prove it lol LOVE what you did with the stamps... fab!

Maryann said...

Another beautiful creation. I have done this a few times too, and I think it´s very easy and it looks really awesome. And these stamps are just perfect for this.

Prasad Kumar said...

Wow, wonderful decors out of candles!~ This gave me an idea. I'm gonna use candles as main attraction for my Christmas decorations this year. Thanks for sharing these ideas. Happy Holidays!