Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Candle Inspirations

My little inspiring idea for today are these scripture candle votives:
If you've been with me in my online journey for a while, you may have seen these before in my Christian gifts store. But, I've been seeing more and more versions of this look floating around these days, so I have to post mine, too! [WOW - I just saw the date on my photos of this project- 2002!]

I used three Bible verses about Jesus, and printed them around a large "J-E-S-U-S." This look is so versatile, you can use scriptures that reflect a holiday, like Thanksgiving or Christmas; a general theme, like family or hope in Christ; or any of your favorite verses.

Vellum is see-through paper that comes in assorted colors. I used a pale aqua, but look for a color that will coordinate with your room or occasion.

Supplies:
glass votives
votive candles
vellum
scissors or X-Acto knife, ruler and cutting mat
glue stick
computer & printer
Instructions:
Measure the height and circumference of your glass votives. Add 1/4 inch to the length and that will be your printable area. Set up your layout in the computer and do a test print on copy paper. Cut and position it on your votive to be sure you've got it all right, then print on your vellum. Take a hair off the height dimension before cutting, so your paper sits just below the rim for safety. Glue the ends after wrapping around the votive.

Note: You can do this same effect with your assorted stamps in place of a computer and printer.

More Christmas ideas from around blogland.

15 comments:

Laurel Wreath said...

I love this project!!!

Christina said...

I love this idea! I regularly use vellum for punched and embossed, lacy-looking cards and bookmarks (it is a Brazilian craft that I love). I even have a huge roll of white vellum, but I have never thought of using them for something like this. Thanks for another great idea!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Wow! This is a great idea - thanks!!

The Texas Butlers said...

love this project. great idea!!

Violet said...

Hi, I am so happy to have come across your blog this morning, thanks to The Inspired Room blog.
Beautiful ideas!

Chris said...

I LOVE this! Thank goodness you showed a tutorial, because I had NO idea how you did it! I'd better get busy if I want to use them for Thanksgiving dinner! Thanks for sharing with us!

Lorrie said...

Lovely idea - thanks.

Lorrie

Amy from Texas said...

Great idea for gifts. This would be a good craft for my MOPS group too. Thanks!

Lora said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog! I've really enjoyed my visit here. I'm bookmarking you!

Teresa said...

Oh my goodness what a lovely idea- I will be using that idea for sure- thanks for sharing!

eph2810 said...

Wow - those are so cool :) It sounds easy enough for me to do. Thank you for the instruction.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Great project...that is a really pretty idea!

Blessings,
Melissa

Charlene said...

I loved this look. Thank you for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving.

~hon~ said...
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~hon~ said...

I LOVE this creation!

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