Sunday, December 14, 2014

12 Days of Christmas - Day 6

Hello - thank you for coming by.  Today's project is featuring those really cool electronic candles.  I have to admit, the only ones I had ever paid any attention to were the little tealights.  But I saw these pillar candles on tv and thought they were pretty neat, but pretty expensive.  But the commercial that I saw for them also came with these transparent sheets to decorate the candles and I thought I could do that, too.

I found these pillars at Michaels and they were on sale plus I had a coupon that I could use on sale items, too, so they were way inexpensive.  I found some great files on the Silhouette Online store that helped me with my idea.

I cut the images using my Cameo and white vinyl.  I measured the protective sheet that was already wrapped around the candles (but desperately ugly) and then cut clean transparency.  I then cut a piece of scratch paper the same length, which ended being something like 10 5/8" and wasn't about to figure out with measurements what the middle was.  So I folded it in half and marked up the crease with black marker.  Then smooth that flat to place the piece of transparency and added the cut piece eye-balling the center of the image.  Then just wrap the transparency around the candle and tape it in the back.

I can dress these candles up all year to fit the occasion or season!  Very inexpensively, too.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

1 Encouraging Thoughts:

Debbie said...

These are beautiful!! And using the transparency means you can change them for each occasion!

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