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!

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Monday, 14 July 2014

Red Snowflake Candles

Good morning and thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today.  Over at Crafty Boots Challenges, the theme of the current Challenge is Christmas in July.  Last Christmas I made some candles for family and friends, they were a big hit, so the other day I got out my stamps and ribbon again and made some more.  I am not sure what the collective noun for a gathering of candles is, any ideas?

The stamp set I used is from a Stampin' Up set called Festive Flurry.  As you can see, I added snowflakes all the way round the candle.

As regular visitors to this place know, adding stamped images to candles is so easy, 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 to hold the tissue in place and to give you something to hold on to.  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 these candle by adding some festive red ribbon to the top and bottom and holding it in place with small silver pins.


1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love these, they are so stylish and so festive in red and cream. xx


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