Monday, November 26, 2007

decorated candle jars

Well, I'm back in my stamp room and, as promised, tonight I was working on decorating candle jars. I came up with a couple of very simple designs -- one for the large jars and one for the small jars - and then the only thing I altered were the designer papers and the coordinating card stock and ribbons.

I chose the designer papers based on the colors of the candles, so two of the big jars and one of the small jars are covered with the apple cider designer paper from the holiday mini collection. I know these may not be typical Christmas colors, so I very deliberately reached for the Happy Holidays greeting from one of the All Year Cheer sets that retired in June. This way the candles can be given as a Christmas gift, but the recipient can keep them out all year.

For the smaller jars I used the Merry Christmas stamp from the Punch Party Level 1 hostess set. On the front of the candle I punched it out with the designer label punch, but I also used the same image for the to simply by punching the round part of the stamped image with the 1" circle punch. I thought it was really neat that I could use the same stamp in two different ways on the same project!

Tomorrow I'll be back working on more glass ornaments and candy jars!


Bonnie Weiss said...

Who wouldn't love to be the recipient of one of those? Beautiful, Diane.

tyrymom29 said...

These are Great!!!!

dd2njoy said...

Oh Diane,those are great!! Very pretty!!!That's a neat idea to decorate them!!

Melissa said...

Ah! What a good idea! Did you use red sticky tape to make sure the paper stayed on permanently?