Saturday, January 7, 2012

Valentine Candles

L'amour. Yep, 'tis the season! ;) Did you notice my new blog decor? Isn't it darling! KISSES! And an adorable owl! So lovey dovey! ;)

Anyway, I'm so excited to show you the project I've made today! I've been contemplating taking down our Christmas decorations (it will happen soon...maybe), but before I do, I needed to create some Valentine's decor! I received some gorgeous Victorian paper and some pillar candles for Christmas, and recently won some gorgeous flowers and velvety leaves from a blog candy give away. I used all of these to create some beautiful home decor!

Here are the set of candles I've made~

Details~




Didn't they turn out stunningly?! I'm so very proud of them! I used Christmas gifts to make them--candles and all! It's all new to me! :) I used two different patterned papers, some large blooms, velvet leaves, designer brads, and homemade glimmer mist.

I have a TIP about glimmer mist. Lay down a sheet of tissue paper and lay whatever you're spraying on top of it and then you can use the glimmered tissue paper for other projects. :)

Because I'm so very proud of these, I'm linking it to the following challenges~
Pile It On~Anything goes
Pink Elephant~Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday~Anything goes
Gingersnaps~Use wax (candle)
For Your Inspiration~Cathedral photo (they use candles there, right? Also inspired by the colors)

22 comments:

craftymum said...

Hi Minette these candles are amazing.I have only done one decorated candle so far

I realised I had so many stamps etc for sale that instead of listing them on my blog ( the post would be sooooo long) i have put them on Ebay - theparadiseway999). I will also put a link to it in my blog post.If you see any items you like and buy them, please let me know it is you ( i will include a few extras for you!)

hugs sarah x

Sally said...

Hi Mynnette, I love your candles, they are a beautiful colour & the glimmer mist looks gorgeous.
Sally x
ps. You ought to pop over to Moving Along With the Times 'cos you're a winner.

Divinity said...

wow!!! these are gorgeous!

Scrapcat 1 said...

Your candles are stunning I thought you had bought them or had been given them when I first saw the picture, well done you for such fabulous creations.

Anita Houston said...

Just gorgeous Mynnette!!! They would look lovely in any home! I love the colors you chose and the fact that they were all gifts is perfect!!!

Jenn Zeeb said...

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at “Pile It On” for the Anything Goes Challenge.

Jenn Zeeb
(PIO DT)

Khusboo said...

so preety...
hugs
khusboo

http://wwwpile-of-craft-khusboo.blogspot.com/

Papercraft By Carole said...

These are beautiful - the papers and flowers are stunning!! Cxx

Feebsy said...

Your candles are stunning Mynnette, I love the papers and the flowers they look so professional. Great tip about the tissue paper too!

Feebsy
xx

Samantha said...

Hi ya, So pretty I love the these and I love the shimmer on the flowers too! Beautiful, Thanks for joining in with us at Pile it On Challenge this time, Come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)
Happy New Year

Great to see you at Top Tip Tuesday.

Sara Mac said...

Beautiful candles! WOW! I think these go so well with the photo inspiration. Thanks for joining us at FYI.

Buffy said...

Stunning candles Mynette. A truely gorgeous gift for anyone, well done you
Hugs Buffy x

Elaine Stark said...

So elegant and sophisticated. Love them. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

SmilynStef said...

Love the tissue paper idea with your Glimmer Mist ... absolutely lovely candles ... so glad you joined us at Gingersnap Creations.

Trish and Treasure said...

Beautiful candles and love your photographic skills!!!
Trish

Rochelle said...

They did turn out stunningly! Great job and thanks for playing with us at FYI!

Annette said...

Great candles and FAB flowers !!! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. Annette xx

dstandard said...

Beautiful! Love the flowers! Thanks for playing at FYI!

Michelle said...

Mynnette! These are so beautiful! Thanks for the explanation of how you used the inspiration photo, the colours and candles match it so well! It's great to see you at FYI! :-)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous take from the inspiration! Thanks for playing in FYI's challenge!

Caroljenks said...

What stunning candles and a great Top Tip about using the 'scrap' tissue paper after you've Glimmer Misted something over it - I hate waste too!!!! ;)

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge.

Carol x

HandmadebyTLC said...

Oh My, isn't this just the loveliest new year creation? I simply adore your style and choice of colors too! Thanks so much for joining us here at Top Tip Tuesday challenge and I wish you to join us all year in 2012!
Hugs and best wishes!
Tammy Louise