Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. As a very young child my mother tried to teach me to knit, it was a disaster. However, it must have sparked an interest in making things and, partly to prove that I was not totally useless and partly because I really wanted to make things, I taught myself to crochet. Over the years I have developed a love of cross stitch and all types of paper craft ..... I eventually even taught myself to knit.

I am married to a very understanding man, thank goodness, because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting. I am hopeless at housework and dinner is often late!

Thank you for visiting my blog.


Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Three Wise Men

Good morning

The current theme at Crafty Boots Challenges is Christmas.  It can be anything to do with Christmas - cards, decorations, gifts you have made, in fact anything, just as long as it is to do with Christmas.

I have a decorated candle to share with you today.

Adding stamped images to candles is so easy to do.   Simply stamp your image onto tissue paper, then, after roughly cutting out the image, place it onto your candle.  Cut a strip of baking parchment to wrap around the candle.  Use your heat gun to gently melt the skin of the candle and watch the tissue disappear into the molten wax.  Take care not to over heat the wax, you do not want it to run.  The wax will quickly set again once you remove the heat.  I finished the candle by adding some navy blue glitter with double sided tape.

An easy, and very quick to make, gift.


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