I am trying so hard to avoid making a card for this hop. I LOVE cards, don't get me wrong, but I want something else to inspire you to get into the Christmasy spirit! SO, some of my projects will be paper (as my name implies!) and some will not be- like yesterday.
TODAY is a combo. Yes, I"m technically using paper. It's just going on something else. :)
So, yesterday I made a glitter candle (and if you didn't see it, it's.HERE.) well, technically I made 2, but that's ok you get my drift. I REALLY love candles as they offer such a great ambiance!
Today's project is... candle holders. (fanfare seemed kind of lax on that one.) But they're pretty and not just any candle holders- they're frosted. and printed. and so fun!
So, you'll need:
3 dollar store candle holder vase thingies (I rather like the dollar tree...)
adhesive of some sort (I used my ATG gun)
a computer and printer.
Yes, another easy peasy project!
go into Word. If you don't have Word, fake like you do and figure out what you need to make this work for you. Go into word and flip your page to landscape. Print out your favorite bible verse pertaining to Christmas or your favorite Christmas carols. I've used Christmas carols because I'm saving my fav bible verse for some artwork that will be shown later in this hop... IF I can figure out how to do it. :/
The songs I used are O Come, O Come Emmanuel, Silent Night, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. I was epic and awesome and included a PDF so you can just print them out yourself! **It won't let me upload a PDF, so if you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I will GLADLY send it to you!**
So, how do you get these snazzy things onto your candle holders? You print them out, and trim them to the size you need, and tape up the back like I show you in the pics. Couldn't be easier, huh?
Here's what I did step by step WITH pictures (because I love you!):
Step 1: print your carol on landscape.
Step 2: measure around candle holder (see this is why you need it on landscape.) The top will overhang. No biggie.
Step 3: Crease top of vellum to give you a point to cut off.
Step 4: Slice just under that crease. Also flip over the saying and slice about 1/8th off the bottom.
Step 5: put your adhesive on 1 edge of the vellum- staying VERY close to the edge.
Step 6: wrap all the way around your vase, making sure that the lip is clear of the vellum. if you need to, trim off more.
Step 7: repeat for other 2 candle holders.
Step 8: Insert candles and rock the super easy candle holders that you just made WHAT??? how easy and awesome was that?!
Thanks for stopping by, and yesterday you answered your fav Christmas memory- now, you're going to tell me what is your Christmas eve ritual? Ours is starting this year. I'm making pajama pants for everyone for Christmas this year and we're going to watch the Nativity Story. We watch it every year, but I'm starting a tradition by doing this. :)
OK, so here's the lineup:
1. Lisa Pontious ~ http://
3. Sheila - http://2pawprints.blogspot.com4. Teresa- http://
5. Scrappin Madge http://
6. Miranda - www.nanasscrapspot.com
7. Robin Lane - http://
8. Scrappin Toxic Midge- http://www.toxictreasures.com/
9. Deb Rodgerson http://
10.Theresa - http://
11. Sandy- http://
12. Diana - http://
13. Alicia http://
14. Lucy ~ http://love2createitall.com
15. Lori ~ http://
16. Beth~ http://
17. Shawnee~ http://
19. Inga http://20. Heather~ http://
21. Denise www.craftconfectionery.com
22. Kathy - http://
23. Daphne - http://
24. Anna - http://www.stampanna.com
25. Jessica - www.craftinandstampin.blogspot
Have fun with the rest of the hop, and I'll see you tomorrow for Day 3!