Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Glittery Heart & Organdy Ribbon Candle Wrap + Tips

I love making something special to wrap around otherwise boring jar candles, the ideas are limitless ! I used to make them every Christmas season to donate to the elementary school holiday bazaar that I was chairwoman of. They can be as simple or as elaborate as you'd like to make and can be made out of so many different items. They always sold well, especially those that had the poem attached for teachers.

If you are like me and do not have any glitter paper or a scalloped edge heart punch, you can make your own. It takes a bit of time and patience, but works great in a pinch! I'll share my tips on how to "fake" both supplies.

To make the glittery heart, punch a heart shape (I used the Full Heart from Stampin' Up!) out of red card stock. Generously cover with glitter glue. Set aside to dry.

To make the scalloped edge heart, you will need several circle punches. I used twenty 1/4" circles to go around this Full Size Heart Punch from Stampin' Up!. You will need to play around with the number of circles and the size of the circles depending on the punch shape you wish to make a scalloped frame around. Be sure to lay out the pieces first (you may want to work with scrap paper first) before starting to glue because is some cases this technique won't work well. It worked perfectly with the two punches from Stampin' Up!

After the glittery heart is dry, flip it upside down. Run a thin line of clear drying liquid glue around the edge of the heart, just enough for the edges of the circles to cover. Carefully place each circle half off the edge of the heart shape and right next to each other. You could very carefully flip the heart over while holding it between your fingers to check progress, just be sure not to move the circles unless needed.

After you have all of the circles glued in place, set it aside once again to dry.

Obviously if you have the correct glitter paper and heart punches (unlike myself) you could make this much quicker ;)

Embellish as you wish and attach to a bow wrapped around the candle jar. I made a little tag with a scrap of shimmery paper and a stamp image from the Stampin' Up! set A Happy Heart. It was stamped with Real Red classic ink. Trim the tail with a pair of scissors. Slightly bend the strip between your fingers to give it a little more dimension if you wish then glue onto the large glitter heart. Add a tiny heart (from the Heart To Heart Punch from Stampin' Up!) and a rhinestone.

Never leave a candle burning unattended and remove the decorative band before lighting !

Thanks for looking =)

1 comment:

  1. This is so pretty and I love the faux scallop idea! Looks wonderful!!


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