Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Mod Podge challenge

One of my favorite crafting tools is Mod Podge. When I open the bottle of Mod Podge, suddenly I'm once again a happy girl in the craft hut at summer camp, decoupaging the artwork from a greeting card onto a wooden plaque. Good times.

One of my favorite things to make with Mod Podge is candles. Here are some I've made before:

toile

Easter

harlequin

I got the idea to decoupage candles from one of my favorite bloggers, Manuela at The Pleasures of Homemaking. If you'd like to see how I make my candles, you can read about them here.

Up to now, I've made all my decoupaged candles with napkins. I've taken pretty paper napkins and decoupaged them onto plain pillar candles. But now that autumn is approaching (thank goodness), I wanted something a bit warmer and chunkier--a little more fallish, if you know what I mean. The solution?

Burlap!

I simply used Mod Podge to attach a length of burlap to a pillar candle, and look:




I added a bit of raffia to each candle just for fun. I'm happy with the finished product--I think they look very fallish!

If you want to see lots of cool Mod Podge creations, visit the CSI Project this week!

And to see what everyone's been up to this week, check out the Weekend Bloggy Reading link-up over at Amanda's!

23 comments:

Love the Decor! said...

Love this idea!!
Just bought some modge podge and some tissue paper to cover candles with.. definitely giving it a try soon after seeing your cute creation

Michelle said...

Love how your candle transformations turned out! :) The burlap ones are especially pretty! Fall is definitely my favorite season :)

Have a wonderful day!
~Michelle :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your candles. What a great idea. So pretty and so unique. Love, love, love it. Hugs, Marty

Denise said...

You know I've never bought Modge Podge, usually when I need glue I just get my glue gun out!!! Love what you did to the candles :)

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Love what you have done, great idea for fall.

Karen said...

I love the burlap around the candles. May have to borrow that one!

Bonita said...

Those are so pretty and "fallish", but doesn't the burlap catch on fire. Forgive me if that's a stupid question. I need Crafting for Dummies.

Bonita said...

P.S. I do know that questions should actually have a question mark at the end. ha ha

Richella said...

That's a good question, not stupid at all! I only decoupage the sides, not the top, and I only decoupage pillar candles, so that the paper or fabric is far away from the flame. I've burned my other decoupaged candles quite a bit, and the flame has never come anywhere near the sides. It sort of burns a "well" down into the center of the candle.

Jessi said...

I gotta dig out my scrap pieces of burlap and give this a try. Yours look great!

Jessi said...

Richella, you are too sweet! Not sure that my sewing skills would be quite up to par to take on pillow covers. But I'd like to take a look at the fabric! Thanks so much! lagrossa@comcast.net

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Love those burlap candles!! Those are so cute, Richella. :)

Southern Lady said...

Love the burlap candles! Carla

Paula said...

Burlap on a candle = A great idea!! I'll be that we start to see these all over blogland!

Mod Podge Amy said...

Very cute!

Amy said...

Very Fallish indeed! Love it.

FrouFrouBritches said...

What a fabulous idea! I absolutely love it! You're so smart! I never even though of MP for candles and the burlap....brilliant! Love it! I think I might have to copy this. Love it!

HeathahLee said...

I HAVE to know where you got your toile napkins! There's a BH&G project with red toile napkins, but I have no idea where to find them!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Thanks for linking up with me, Richella! I'm going to have to keep this idea on file for gifts. :)

Erin @ Frundy said...

Definitely cute and "fallish". Loving your chalkboard plate as well!!

randee said...

you always leave the sweetest comments for me!

looking forward to finding a spare few minutes to mod podge some candles. thanks for sharing yours with us.

& did your plumber ever show up?

hope you have a great weekend!

Laura said...

Love your candles. The burlap is rather fallish, without hitting you on the head with a pumpkin ... not that I don't really super duper love a pumpkin, cause I do! I may have to try this lovely trick with the napkins. Does it work with tissue paper too?

Richella said...

Yes, Laura, you can use tissue paper--in fact, the black and white harlequin candles pictured above were made with tissue paper.

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