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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Pretty Glittered Valentine Jar Candle

Hello Ladies,
Since yesterday I posted about my obsession with glitter, I thought I might as well do yet another glitter post today!!  I'm linking up with Brag Monday over at the Graphics Fairy.  If you have never visited, be sure to do so!  You will find tons of beautiful and  inspiring graphics, Karen adds a new one each day!!  I found this gorgeous vintage Valentine over there, and just knew that it would be perfect for my jar candle project!
 I love birds, and think these are just the sweetest!
 This project combined several of my favorite crafting elements:  glitter (of course), Mod Podge, and pages from a vintage French book.
 I added some of my favorite wonderfully crinkly seam binding, a neat vintage key that had just the right perfect amount of rust!  I wanted to add a little heart, but I didn't have anything on hand.  What's a girl to do but make her own?  I made this pretty heart out of chipboard, and covered both sides with pages from a vintage French book.  Of course I had to add some fine light pink glitter, and I used a gold paint pen around the edges to glam it up even more!
 The back of the jar candle features pages from a vintage French book.  Oooh, la, la! 
 The key to my heart!  (sorry, I just couldn't resist!)
 I will be putting the candle in my Etsy shop later tonight, but I love it so much that I want to make one for myself!!!
Here's one last look!  What have you glittered lately?
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Erin@likegrandmas said...

I used to love the glittery owl tall candle holders we had as a kid...but I have to say these are much much nicer(that is an extreme understatement, much much???) anyhoo, I love them!

NanaDiana said...

THERE'S my girl! All glitterized and glammed up! What a beautiful candle holder and I, too, LOVE birds...especially sweet little bluebirds like this one...blackbirds? Not so much! Hugs- Diana

Linda M. said...

Hi Donna, Thanks for stopping by. Your candle is so pretty, love the glitter and your tiny heart is perfect.

Kim K. said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful. I love all your little touches with the ribbon and key too.

Christine said...

It's so pretty, don't you love antique keys? They are so charming. I heart glitter!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I have not glittered anything lately! Isn't that a shame!? I need to!
Have a pretty day!

Donna said...

Looks so romantic and pretty! Great project and pics! Perfect Valentine gift!

Love of the Sea said...

Well you know how much I love this candle! Just gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Hi Donna!
I love your glittery, vintage theme candle and the glittery birds from your last post. Thank you for the inspiration! I will definitely check out your etsy shop.
One of my oldest and dearest friends has recently announced to me that I WILL be visiting her in Michigan this summer at her family's home. They live near Lake Superior and after seeing your beautiful picture of the sunset over the lake, I just might have to take her up on her offer!
Blessings and Hugs,
PS The Graphics Fairy is one of my favorites!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, it's simply gorgeous, Donna!!! I love it!!! And so romantic--what a perfect gift it will make for someone special!!

Suzann said...

That is so sweet!!! You are so creative!!
Thank you for sharing!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

So very pretty! I especially llove the little heart!

Sandi said...

Wow Donna! That turned out gorgeous. Have you ever done a tutorial on how to make these? Just a suggestion...lol!

High Street Cottage said...

Hi Donna, thanks for stopping by and for your kind comment. Love your glitter projects. And such a nice blog, hugs tami

Linda said...

This turned out so beautifully, Donna! I've been wanting to try altering a candle...I love what you did with it!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Donna! I love the vintage book page/glittered heart... pretty!!
Enjoy the rest of your week!
~ Jo :)