Daily Archives: October 18, 2011

festive fall candle

One of my very favorite quick and easy projects to give away is a wrapped candle. With the days getting shorter and cooler, candles have been flickering in my home for the past few weeks. I love the spicy food scented ones like cinnamon, apple and pumpkin. I love how warm and wonderful they are.

Today I have a wrapped candle project to share with you. I love all the texture and warm colors of fall and have incorporated them into this design.

To create a candle wrap, first measure the height of your candle so that you can plan for the size. I’ve cut 3 – 12″ strips of patterned paper in varying widths.

I like using Glue Dots® when stitching paper layers to hold them in place. One or two dots does the trick and I place them in areas where I’m not going to be stitching.

After you stitch the strips together, you should have a 12′ wrap. Mine is 2-3/4″  high.

Apply Glue Dots® to wrong side of each end. Wrap around the candle and adhere.

Glue Dots® is the adhesive I turn to time and time again to adhere my embellishments. I can’t begin to imagine how many boxes I’ve used over the past few years. They are clean, quick and easy to use and I love how well them hold my embellishments in place.

To finish off my candle, I’ve tied it with some twine. A Glue Dots® dot under the twine bow keeps it from sliding down the candle. After misting the flower with Glimmer Mist I adhere it and the fabric leaves with Glue Dots®.

Supplies: Glue Dots®, scented candle, twine, sewing machine, Harvest Market Collection Kit by Lily Bee Design, flower by Prima Marketing, Leaf by Prima Marketing, Tiger Lily Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels

Thanks for stopping by!

I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots design team.