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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Glittered Christmas Jar Candles

One of my favorite things to make are glittered embellished jar candles, so I thought I'd share with you today some that I recently sold in my Etsy shop.
 I began by covering the candles with this gorgeous French Christmas sheet music from the Graphics Fairy.  I really love the sepia tones.  I also added copies of reproduction French Christmas postcards.  Aren't the little birdies flying over the heart of Paris just too sweet?  And of course the Eiffel Tower is one of my favorite memories of Paris, so I had to add that as well.
 A very generous dusting of glitter gives the candles a truly magical look when lit!
For the two Frenchy candles, I added very generous bows of crinkly taupe seam binding, and jingle bells for a festive touch!
 I also created two beachy candles, with the addition of pretty shell images that I cut from scrap booking paper.  I think the colors of the shells are perfect along with the sepia toned sheet music!
 To complete the beachy feel of this pair, I added gorgeous aqua crinkly seam binding.  Love!
 When I was out shopping for jingle bells, I didn't have any luck finding the color I wanted.  They all were either shiny gold or silver, or gaudy red and green.  Nothing that would go with the vintagy look that I was going for. Since you may have realized by now that there's not much that I don't spray paint, I decided to spray paint the bells a wonderful oil rubbed bronze tone!  And of course I had to add glitter, as well!
Here they are, all festive and sparkly!
Hope you are having a great week!


Barbara Jean said...

very, very sweet.
Thanks for sharing!

barbara jean

NanaDiana said...

Oh, Donna- You do just such a wonderful job. You are my own personal glitter queen. You glitter things I wouldn't dare to glitter!;>)

I forgot to tell you before but I really love your new header...and I know just where that is!!!! xo Diana

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

You can work that glitter. I have declared I am not good with glitter. I make a complete mess all over! Those are super pretty!

Love of the Sea said...

They arrived last night and I love them You'll be seeing what I do with them in a future post!! XO

Fishtail Cottage said...

These are all so pretty!

Debbie said...

Oh so vintage, Donna! and very pretty!!

Myric said...

They look gorgeous with the glitz!They look like it has a little frost which I think is cool! I recently made a project using the same music sheet from graphics fairy! The one with shells are my favorite!

You done a great job!


Gail said...

These are gorgeous...I always love the candles in jars and I love the colours you have used...especially the blue with the sepia...perfect ! Gail x

Suzann said...

So pretty!!!!

Suzann ~xoxo~

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

you know I love the effiel tower one! I talked my sister in law into doing one of her paintings with the effiel tower and she did!

Tete said...

I can't believe you glittered the bells! ARG! I feel a Charlie Brown moment coming on...
I do like the color you painted them. The silver and gold are too harsh.

Susan said...

I love to come visit you for my glitter fix, Donna! Such gorgeous creations! The ribbon is to die for, and how clever of you to spray paint the bells.
Have a wonderful season, and thank you so much for your super kind comments over at my place.
I LOVE your Christmas banner, too!
- Susan

Cindy Adkins said...

OH MY GOSH--these are gorgeous, Donna and I adore those bells!!!!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Donna,
Ohhh, these candles are lovely.
What a fabulous idea for Christmas gifts. I've also been making lots of gifts this year.
Thanks for sharing.
Creative hugs,

Anonymous said...

Simply gorgeous, Donna. I just had to come on over to let you know that I loved the beautiful card and glittery goodness you sent Cindy. I'm especially speechless at your gorgeous Noel card.
Much love.