Sunday, May 16, 2010

A little candle re-do

Hi there! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Was almost like summer Saturday, not so much today, and it looks like rain may be headed our way again. So, I hope like me, you took advantage of the nice weather yesterday and got outdoors!
As the weekend is winding to an end and John and I were sitting on the couch after dinner, I took a look at my mantle and thought it needed a little something. ???? I remembered I had some really nice vintage looking scrapbook paper that Julia had given me. So I took these plain looking faux candles (purchased the set of 5 at Costco a couple of years ago for $35 or $36) And I transformed them into this:

I cut 2 pieces of 3" X 12" pieces of paper, with 2 - 1" X 12"pieces of contrasting paper to center on the 3" paper for the small candles on the end. For the 2 candles surrounding the middle, I cut 4" X 12" and 1 1/2" X 12"contrasting pieces. For the large candle I used a 5" X 12" piece of paper and a 1 1/2" strip for the center. I used fine twine to tie them around the candles. They can easily be removed when I get tired of them.
I am already thinking of what cool 4th of July paper I can use for these candles.

Here is a closeup so you can better see the paper. Nice vintage paisley print with stripes. John suggested the stripes. Good call!
A quick and easy change to the mantle!!!
OK, I am going to sit down again to relax and try not to look around to see what else I can change tonight. :)

Have a wonderful week! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Super cool Tina ~ those turned out so pretty and that John, what a God-send ~ his ideas ROCK! Love ya, J~

  2. Tina it looks GREAT! Changed the look completely!

  3. Gave it a whole new "mood" good job!!

  4. A simple and lovely way to make something plain into something so pretty. Great idea to change it up with the seasons/holidays. Hope all is well and that you have a great weekend ;) Tammy

  5. Wow, that turned out awesome Tina, wanna come sit on my sofa and stare at my mantal? It needs something. LOL