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Monday, November 8, 2010

Glitter, Mod Podge and Crinkly Seambinding=True Love Always!


Ok, you know by now these are some of my addictions!  My latest creation combines the three of them in a fun jar candle project!
I found this beautiful angel image over at the Graphics Fairy. (thanks, Karen!)  Isn't she pretty?

A big bow of wonderfully crinkly seam binding, and some glittered jingle bells, and I am all set for Christmas!  Ok, not quite!  But it does put me in the mood for the holidays!

I couldn't find vintage looking jingle bells.  They all were either shiny gold or silver or bright colors, which just wouldn't do for this project.  So, what's a girl to do?  Spray paint 'em!  That's right, I spray painted the jingle bells!  I used hammered antique bronze by Rustoleum, then followed with some Martha Stewart glitter.  I am sure all of the neighbors think I've completely lost it!  They never know what they will find me painting next!!


So fun to make, and they look gorgeous when lit!  I think  they would make a perfect gift for a friend, neighbor or coworker.  But be careful, making these candles can become addicting!!






I'm linking this project up with the following fun parties.  Be sure to check them out!
The Graphics Fairy Brag Monday

18 comments:

Zondra Art said...

Woow...beautiful work Donna, I lake it!!!

Big kisses.

NanaDiana said...

It's a good thing we are not neighbors. They would probably have us both committed! Love the jingle bells...I am a spray paint kinda gal...wrong color? presto-chango.. Need hair on your head, MyHero? Presto-chango...Oh wait...I don't do that one anymore! Hugs-Diana

Tammara said...

Your candle jar is gorgeous!

PetraB said...

Absolutely wonderful, the beauty of the jar is stunning.

Kim K. said...

I love using graphic fairy images for candle projects. I did something similar at Halloween. This turned out simply fantastic. The bells, glitter and crinkly ribbon are perfect touches.

Karen said...

Ohhh! This is SO pretty and quite unique! Love the jingle bells!

Erin@likegrandmas said...

I know what you mean about the neighbors...I get funny looks, oh well! Looks great Donna!

Christine said...

Okay Donna, everytime I visit you, I wonder why I haven't purchased the seam binding yet!! It's soooo wonderful. Love the candles, they will make a fab gift!

PS I'm totally "borrowing" your bell re-do-LOVE them!Btw-my neighbors probably think I'm crazy too-spray painting who-knows-what!!

Tete said...

Stunning- will look nice lit up. I'm still working on my phobia. So far, glitter is still not my friend. Ugh.
Hugs- Tete

Love of the Sea said...

Donna - these are lovely. You have me starting to like glitter and crinckly seam binding!! That is so funny...

Vicki said...

Donna, this is beautiful. The bells turned out very nice. I love this image. I'm working on a series of vintage bottles with angel images from the GF, of course! Take care

Queenie said...

Very pretty...I bet it looks amazing with it lit up at night :)

foxxy said...

Your candle looks amazing! I love the attention to detail.

Feathers and Flight said...

This is So Beautiful Donna! The Angel Image is so Elegant! Wonderful Project!
Have a Great Evening!
Hugs
Jill

Sandi said...

This is gorgeous Donna!! I need to get that image. Wonder how long it will take me to find it on dial up ...:)
Hugs~

Biljana said...

Bravo Donna, it looks so beautiful:)))
Hugs, Biljana

Mod Podge Amy said...

SO cool - I'm loving the sparkle!!

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Positively glorious!!! I love that you glittered the bells too! Thanks for linking this up to Brag Monday.