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Friday, July 16, 2010

Fun With Sheet Music

Here's a fun, quickie project with great results! I know I have come across these types of candles several times while happily skipping through blogville but of course can't remember specific blogs that had them. So...here is my version of it:
First, I started with a prayer candle from Wal-Mart. I got it for $1.00 and I purchased the plain glass ones because I just don't have the heart to cover up the candles with pictures of Jesus or the Blessed Virgin Mother on them.
The only other supplies you need are some sheet music, hemp twine, burlap scraps, scotch tape, and some scissors to cut the twine. Figure out how wide you want your sheet music to be and then carefully tear it to give you a nice, worn looking edge. Wrap it around the jar to cover the candle and then tape it into place. Now all you have to do is place your burlap where you want it and then wrap some twine around the whole thing. Tie it up all pretty and voila! You've got yourself a super cute, Jeanne de Arc-esque candle!
Oh, and one more thing. When you make your candle, please remember to make sure that there is not ANY paper in the way of the flame. We don't want to start any fires now do we?
Enjoy!!
xo and God Bless,
Kathleen



9 comments:

Amy Kinser said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely idea. I have all of the ingredients already so I'll just have to take the time and do it.

Have a blessed weekend.

Vivre Le Jour said...

Great project, looks simple to do but has great results! Thanks for the post. Lovely blog background BTW!

Vivre Le Jour said...

Hello again!

That Toile Stamp is from Stampin Up and is larger than the image on my tag. It is called Tender Toile. Try Ebay! I snagged mine their for under 10$

Sweet Summertime is a great post, too! Such a beautiful family and that ice cream....mmmmm!

Kara :)

Diane said...

Sometimes it's the simple things that are the most beautiful!
Diane

Linda said...

I love a fun, simple project! Looks wonderful!

Chrissy said...

Hi there....so sorry I have not been by,no excuses!!! I got your notes and was so happy to hear from you! Love this idea,they would cost a fortune in a store! Hope all is well with you and your lovely family...must keep in touch better!! x0x0x

Gracefully Vintage said...

Dont you just love Music Sheets, I use them FOR everything.. love your candles- they turned out great... I love them, ihave done a few small ones like that, and stamped them as well..
Beautiful Blog, so Excited to be a NEW follower.. Karryann

cityfarmer said...

I'll take two please ... the two in the picture ...
seriously, these are so darling!

Barbara Jean said...

sweet and simple!

Love it

thanks and blessings

barbara jean