Hello stampers! I have the privilege to spend some special time with you all today. It is my turn for a "Time with" post and I will share a fun little last minute gift idea with you all. I don't know about you, but I always need that one last minute gift and as a last resort I most of the time go to my local grocery store or Walgreen's to pick up a gift card. Well, not this year. I always buy my candles on sale, you know those end of season sales just about every store has, so for my project I picked up a red pillar candle for like $1.50 or so. For my project you'll need that candle, some Epsom salt (real inexpensive ;D) some ModPodge, a foam brush, paper plate and a container to put some Epsom salt in. Let me give you a look at my finished candle first, so you'll know how it all came together and then I will break it down for you to try.
Fun little candle....isn't it? Now let me share with you how it came about. Here is what you'll need
You will have to take any wrappers or protective films off of your candle. Add some ModPodge unto your paper plate use your foam brush to apply the ModPodge to your candle
Since the candle is somewhat resistant you will have to apply several coats of ModPodge, but if you prefer a more rustic and uneven coverage, you can just leave it as with the first coat. I've added three coats and this is how it looked right after I put my candle into the container with the Epsom salt.
Roll your candle in the Epsom salt until the desired coverage is achieved and your candle looks something like this
Since I added a lot of ModPodge I rolled it until all the open areas where covered
Take your candle out of the container of Epsom salt, I've put mine on a paper plate so any of the loose salt will fall unto the plate and not my table. All you will have to do now is allow the ModPodge to try. It won't take very long. I waited maybe 30 minutes.
Now all you can decorate the candle as you wish. I finished mine off with a belly band and a sentiment and here is my entire set that I have made, including a card and all wrapped up.
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocad, Recollections DP Naughty or Nice
Stamps: ODBD Sacred Season, Gift of God
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels 6, glitter poinsettias, Recollections Holly leaves, green twill ribbon, red/gold loop trim. red rhinestones, clear cello bag, red sheer ribbon, green bauble, golden string, Christmas pick from my stash which I cut apart for the greenery
Real simple real quick and special for sure, when you think how expensive some of these specialty candles are. Thanks for allowing me to share this project with you all today. I had lots of fun. Thanks so much and have a blessed Christmas!!
Thanks so much Sabrina! Your candle is beautiful and what a nice little gift set this makes! I'm wanting to try one of these for sure! Please stop by Sabrina's blog to leave her some love, and see what else she's been up to. On behalf of the entire design team crew here at ODBD, I want to wish you and yours a most blessed Christmas as you celebrate the birth of Christ, and all that means to us who know Him personally!