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Glitter New Year’s Candles

By Crafts-a lot Contributor, Mable who is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and has aspirations to improve her crafting skills. Join Mable on Facebook to socialize and share with other crafters.

Welcome the New Year with some sparkle! All of your friends will know that you plan on making 2013 much more fabulous than 2012 after seeing these glittery glowing candles. They’re surprisingly easy to whip up and they make the perfect statement for your New Year’s Eve festivities!

What You Will Need:

Gather up these supplies and then head over to Celebrations.com for the easy to follow instructions.

Cinnamon Candle

By Paper Crafts Contributor, Lauren Romano

 

Cinnamon Candle

The scent of cinnamon is wonderful, especially during the fall months. Creating a cinnamon candle is the perfect way to decorate with the spice and bring its warm scent and look to your home. It requires only a few materials, but at the end of the project, you’ll have a beautiful decorative piece that would look lovely in any room of your home.

 

What you’ll need:

  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Elastic band
  • Pillar candle
  • Ribbon
  1. Choose a short pillar candle that has a scent that will blend well with the cinnamon. The candle I used is french vanilla.

 

  1. Break the cinnamon sticks into varying heights so they’re only slightly taller than the candle itself.
  1. Wrap an elastic band around the candle, then put the cinnamon sticks in between the band and the candle. The ends of the cinnamon sticks you broke off may be slightly jagged, so make sure that part is on top.

 

  1. Continue to put the cinnamon sticks under the rubber band until they wrap all the way around the candle. Don’t worry if parts of the candle show through the sticks. They’re uneven as is and the difference in colors only adds to the beauty. 

 

  1. You don’t want the hideous rubber band showing, so use a ribbon to cover it up. Wrap it around a few times if you have to; it’ll still look beautiful. Tie the ribbon into a bow at the front of the candle holder.

Candle Craft

By General Crafts Contributor Melissa, from the blog MeloMomma.

With this simple candle craft the possibilities are endless! It takes minutes to make and minimal supplies! You could easily make a centerpiece with these candles. You could really do this for any holiday or season. These candles also look beautiful sitting alone. I have a few on the bathroom counter and when the sunlight hits the salts it is just beautiful! Have fun!

What you will need:

Directions:

Cover the candle with glue. I just used my finger to spread it around. Dump some Epsom salt into a bowl. Roll the candle around in the bowl until it is completely covered.

Allow to dry completely. Light and enjoy!
 

 

 

Hip-Cycling Candle Holders

By Craft Celebrity Mark Montano, from the blog Mark Montano’s Big Ass Blog.

If you’re like me, it’s tough to toss jars when you’re creative because you know they will come in handy for something! Last year I wrote an article for Hamptons Magazine and thought I’d share with you the project I made especially for them.

YOU’LL NEED:

HERE’S HOW:

1. After your jars are sparkly clean, tightly wrap them with yarn in a crisscross pattern and tape the ends on the underside or the inside so they stay in place. Don’t place the tape on the outside of the jar where you will be painting.

2. Cover an area in newspaper and give the jars 3 light coats of white Krylon spray paint (waiting 5-10 minutes in between coats) and let dry.

3. Remove the yarn and wrap the tops with the bias fabric securing them with a knot. You could also use ribbon for the tops, it’s up to you.

4. Add your tea lights and set your table.

 

Egg Shell Candles

By General Crafts Contributor Melissa, from the blog MeloMomma.

At first glance would you guess that this gorgeous candle is made with egg shells? With Easter right around the corner this is really appropriate, but you certainly don’t have to wait for Easter! I just saved a few shells from hard boiled eggs. It’s simple elegance!

What you will need:

Directions:

Rinse and dry the egg shells.

Add a few drops of food coloring to a bowl of water.

Add the eggs and allow them to soak until you are happy with the color they become (I left mine for several hours while I ran errands). Remove the shells and let dry.

Cover the mason jar in tacky glue. Gently place the egg shells against the tacky glue. Leave some open space for the light to shine through. Add a few rhinestones. Arrange the puffy balls around the top. Allow to dry.

Place a tea light candle inside and enjoy!

 

Valentine Candle

By Paper Crafts Contributor, Lauren Romano.

Whether you want to make Valentine’s Day decor for yourself or to give a loved one, creating a heart candle holder is a great option. The neutral colors also make it ideal regardless of the color scheme in your home. It’s an easy project for any age and it requires spending little money.

What you’ll need:

Step 1. Choose the pages to cut your hearts from. I opted for antique French dictionary pages. Draw four hearts on the pages, then cut them out.

Step 2. Use the Mod Podge to adhere one heart to each side of the square glass candle holder.

Step 3. Choose a small round glass candle holder that is already filled with a candle, then place it inside the square candle holder.

Step 4. Put small pebbles all around the round candle holder until it reaches almost to the top.

Step 5. Put gold glitter glue along the top edge of the square candle holder, then smooth it out so it’s not a thick layer. Use the glue to make an outline around each heart. Let it dry completely before using.

Acorn Cap Candles

By Kid’s Craft Contributor, Gillian from the blog Dried Figs and Wooden Spools.

Sweet and simple, these little candles are perfect for fall dinner parties or just a special evening at home. The length of burn time varies with the depth of the acorn cap, so keep an eye out for the big ones for a longer use time.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Acorn caps
  • Candle wax
  • Wicks
  • Clean tin can
  • Pot of water
  • Old spoon
  • Rice and a plate

1. Bring the water up to a boil in the pot.

2. Break the wax into small chunks and place them in the can. Set the can carefully into the water and allow the wax to melt.

3. Spread the rice onto the plate and nestle the caps into the rice, this will hold them steady as the wax dries.

4. Dip the end of each wick into the wax and then quickly press into the bottom of an acorn cap.

5. Using the spoon, ladle a small amount of wax into each cap to fill. Allow the wax to set before trimming the wicks.

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