DIY Candles: Ba-Dah Bling !
March 4, 2009
Here, I added some velvet ribbon and paired it with some bronze satin ribbon. I attached a brown flower embelishment.
Blue candle wanted a bit more bling, so I draped it with a necklace, and placed it on my vanity. It was happy, until…
Next came the leftover bronze candle from Christmas. What to do?
Have you ever considered using your candles as jewelry holders? Here, my bronze candle sits in my master bedroom, wrapped in some simple brown raffia and it holds some of my favorite chandeliers.
Spring is near, so why not dress up a beautiful green candle and set it next to some spring bulbs?
Oh, la la, so haute. I bought the above necklace in a vintage store in New Orleans ten years ago, and it is so sexy underneath my Rodin “Kiss” statue (I paid $10 for that statue in Paris years ago. Such a touristy souvenier, but I love it!)
Simple nail heads paired with those earrings I never wear, above now pay tribute on my dining room console.
Next, it had some fun in my sixteen year old stepdaughter’s surfer themed room.
Finally, sea blue candle and her sister were covered with floral ribbon and brads, and will be packaged in cellophane and become gifts for my girlfriends.
I never liked pink until I had a baby girl, and then pink just becomes part of your DNA after that.
Here, pink candle tries on some of mama’s jewelry, and poses in Junior CG’s room.
Pink candle found its home on display next to my daughter’s collectibles, after being embellished with pearls and rhinestones. Another version of this would make a great wedding or baby shower gift.
Oh, the places you can go with a plain vanilla candle.
Above, I attached a floral pin I had sitting around in my accessories stash. Here, vanilla candle poses on my living room mantel.
Some leftover golden decor from Thanksgiving has been trimmed, and glued, to these taller vanilla candles. They reside above my fireplace in my family room.
Master bedrooms need a lot of candles. This one has new neck wear and sits on my husband’s highboy dresser.
This vanilla candle is trying on some bronze ribbon and one of my favorite summer bracelets.
Vanilla candle finds a resting place in my downstairs half bathroom, showing off some of my other favorite summer bracelets, and reminding all who enter of the time.
What are your ideas for making your candles fabulous?