Monday, March 15, 2010

Make an Ordinary Candle EXTRA-Ordinary.


Do You Love Using Candles?
I love having a candle burning in the kitchen or bathroom.  I love how it adds ambiance to a room, and the scent that  fills the room as the candle burns.  What I do not like is this...
The  ORDINARY look of the candle with the label. 


I was having my bible study group over and I was adding a few finishing touches to my powder room re-do (I will share photos during a later post).   I decided to put out a few candles to add some twinkle, but did not like the look of the candle.   How could I change this?   With only  30 minutes before the group was scheduled to arrive, I quickly gathered some supplies and got to work. A few weeks ago, this button had caught my eye at Walmart.  I picked it up to put in my "Stash". 
Now I had the perfect reason to use it.



I searched through all my scrap booking paper and this was perfect to go with my decor.  I measured the  height  and the diameter of the candle. Using those measurements I cut a strip of paper.


Do you on one of these?


I use a lot of buttons to embellish my projects and this is a great tool to use.  It's a button shank cutter.  You can find it at JoAnn Fabrics in the button section.  I used it to cut the shank off the button.


It was quick and easy....
I glued the paper around the candle and then glued on
 my "Walmart Treasure".


Like the transformation?


Here's the candle I made for the powder room. 
 It's the perfect finishing touch!


Got a few minutes?
This is a quick and easy project that adds a special touch to an ordinary object. 
I'll be linking this creative idea to...

42 comments:

Linda said...

Wow! That made an ordinary jar candle into a designer candle. Love it!

DeeDee said...

OH la la...I love it...very nicely done...

Sandra said...

Plain to fabulous...wonderful job.

Stephanie Lynn said...

This turned out fabulous! I love candles but sometimes dislike the jars - what a clever added touch!

slommler said...

Love the new look of the candle. The button is perfect! And that wallpaper in your bath looks so yummy!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Esther@fleurcottage said...

cool, cool, coolest! i'll check out that tool!

Patti said...

What a nice and inexpensive way to pretty-up a candle! Nice job

Creations By Cindy said...

I'm in love with your makeover candle. Love the button you used. It went perfect with the paper you chose. My hubbie loves candles better than most women and we have them all over our house! TFS Be blessed. Cindy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That looks so pretty, Sherry! I need to look at some buttons, I think!

Treasia Stepp said...

Love it! From ordinary to extraordinary!

Judi said...

An inexpensive, easy and fun way to transform a candle jar! LOVE IT! Judi

Lou Cinda said...

GREAT idea! I hate the paper labels on the candles too!

I am going to do this! Thanks for sharing!

Lou Cinda :)

Meg said...

Very nice. Love the button embellishment. Way to go!

Taija said...

BEA-UTIFUL!! I like that so much better than the way it came from the store!

Haverford House said...

Love what you did with this candle!

Sarah's Deals said...

So very cute. And I love that it was done so inexpensively!

One Cheap B*tch said...

I wish I could still light candles in my house! These are just so pretty and my boys would love to get their little hands on them. Still, I might have to give it a go b/c they would make great gifts!

TheSmithHotel said...

Okay~I have a coupon for Joann's-I need one of those button shank cutters! Didn't know it existed! That looks like a High End candle now!

Thanks for sharing,
Jody

Atelier de Charo said...

Love it, so elegant!!!

Hugs
Charo

Victoria said...

That looks so much better! Very elegant looking:)

Linda said...

Sherry,
I looove your button idea for the candle makeover. I have lots of candles and always love to do makeovers on them but I have never used buttons...thanks for telling me about a "button shank cutter"...off to JoAnn's I go! Thanks for coming to my PARTY...hope to see you here again next week:)

Blessings,
Linda

alice said...

Sherry,
Now that is clever! Great job & in a jiffy!
smiles, alice

Laura said...

Wow what a big difference. I have never heard of a button shank cutter but now I need to go get one!

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Jennie said...

I am so doing this! Super cute!

Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

Sandy said...

Lovely...

Leah said...

perfectly beautiful and simple

Dianne said...

Sherry, you are so creative! It's amazing what paper and a button did to your candle. It looks so elegant!!!

Dianne said...

Sherry, you are so creative! It's amazing what paper and a button did to your candle. It looks so elegant!!!

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

That went from drab to fab! Haha all corniness aside, it looks great! :)

Denise said...

Such an easy idea and we never thought of it! It is a great one!
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Becky said...

That is a great idea! I love it!

Room to Inspire said...

You definitely stepped up the ordinary candle. It looks great! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today.

Chelsea

kimmykats said...

Simply elegant! Perfect!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Very elegant!

m ^..^

MrsJenB said...

What a great idea! That's actually the only reason I tend to shy away from jar candles - the labels! Never thought of this, you're a genius!

Found you @ Talented Tuesday!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

That's so pretty. I always have an ordinary jar candle in my kitchen. I think it needs a makeover!

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden!

Dirty Hands-Beautiful Life said...

Fantastic!! ...I'm thinking that's a great hostess gift idea too!!

CLEAN MAMA said...

I love this idea!

LizSmith said...

So great! I love the idea and I am definately going to be upgrading the candles around my home. SO cute for gifts as well!

Valrie said...

I love your creativity! This even I can do! Thanks for the great ideas!

Valrie

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Just wanted to let you know that I highlighted your project this week at My Backyard Eden!

http://mybackyardeden.blogspot.com/2010/03/make-it-yours-highlights_22.html

Naturally Me Creations said...

This is very nice...and you're right, so simple! :)
I'm a new follower. You have some lovely crafts on your site here!

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