Sunday, 28 December 2014

Let there be light....

Hi everyone!

       I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas. I have sadly neglected my blog in the run up to Christmas - the kids suffered from the nasty norovirus just before Christmas and for the rest of the time I seemed to be running around all over the place making lists, wrapping presents and generally complaining that there was no time to do everything that had to be done!

   All was worth it and in the end we celebrated a really wonderul Christmas!

 I am here today to share with you one last Christmas post - as always there has to be candles in our house and Servietten Technique is my favourite Christmas crafts....

These candles were made quite a while ago, but I couldn't share them on here as they were to be gifts for family....but at last those gifts have been I can share them today....

This candle was made for my sister-in-law Alison.....I grabbed this gorgeous set of music sheet serviettes while visitng Czesky Krumlov in the summer - My husband dreads me seeing serviettes in shops and he really didn't agree with my pleas of "...but I need these" when I saw the music sheet serviettes.....I am sure many of you will at least appreciate the huge need for these as part of my craft stash!!!

The candle was coated with Mod Podge and the tissue applied (for a good video demo watch this).

 When it was dry I wrapped some twine around the candle and tied it into a bow at the front.

 I began to decorate the candle using die cut wings that were dabbed with Frayed Burlap DI and Vintage Photo DI. They were then sprayed with Perfect Pearls in Biscotti.

  I used some leaf and flourish die cuts that were coloured with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain DI's

         The word 'Joy' was made from label letter stickers.

I used a wooden star and added a brass button that had been painted with Antiqued Bronze DP


This candle was made for my mother-in-law Gil....


....I used a serviette that I had 'stolen' from a previous family dinner. I glued the serviette to the candle with Modge Podgeand left it to dry

I wrapped twine around the candle serveal times tand then tied it into a bow at the front.

 I cut a gingerbread man shape out from card and painted it with Vintage Photo DP

When dry I drew around the edges with white gel pen and added face and button detail with a fine permanant marker.

I coloured some die cut holly with Evergreen Bough, Pine Needles and Walnut Stain DI's

 I added some mini wooden buttons and a flourish inked with Walnut Stain DI

 And one final candle was made for myself.....

I adore the simple red and white christmas style....

   I chose a very simple serviette with just Christmas words. I stuck it onto the candle with Modge Podge

 I wrapped some red ribbon around the candle and secured it with a pin

   I stuck a wooden snowflake to the candle and added a red metal rose

.........A very simple but very beautiful decoration that looked stunning all lit up.......

     Hope you liked my candle decorations! See you in the New Year!

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  1. Beautifully decorated candles Laura and really personal. Like you I adore candles and of course they can be given for any occasion.

    Best wishes in 2015

    Annie x

  2. Beautiful makes Laura- especially love the first!!
    I do hope everyone is on the mend! we have been down with a bug here also -yucky!
    Best wishes for a healthy and happy new year! xo

  3. Glad to see you here again, Laura. How I understand this "huge need "!! Alison must has been delighted to receive this beautiful musical theme candle ! All these candles are lovely and create THE atmosphere.

  4. Wow, what gorgeous candles and amazing gift ideas! I love them all, but the first one definitely draws my eye because it's the colours I decorate my house with! I hope your family is feeling a little better. until next time, big new years hugs :)

  5. WoW what a beautiful decorations :-)) I like all details you made!
    I wish you a great and creative 2015!
    Hugs, Andreja


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