Thursday, December 3, 2009

day 4...celebrating more

hey...that rhymes!!

Sorry for the late post...Mr Blogger has not been one bit cooperative today...
I've been tangling with him since 6AM!!! grrr...

Here we go again...another quickie gift idea for you.

This is also a candle...
I like the kind with a glass lid...
or a metal one like this one...



Cover the top of the lid with paper.
If you're lucky to have a perfectly sized punch...
good for you!

If not...(like me) just glue your paper in place, trim the excess & sand the edge with tim's sanding grip...

Next, ink your background stamp with coffee archival & lay it rubber side up, then press the lid onto the stamp.

The benefit here is that since the lid is recessed, you can press from the inside of the lid to get a good image.

You can also stamp your paper ahead of time...but it you're trying to center an image...the first way is easier.

Ink with brushed corduroy distress ink and a little faded jeans...

Add some pen stitching...
and now the lid looks like this...


Make the rose according to the tutorial I did here...
then lightly accent the rose with rock candy distress stickles.

Stamp the large flower and the smaller onto the smooth side of the grungepaper, using jet black archival.

Ink both with faded jeans, using the blending tool.

Overstamp both flowers, front & back with your choice of background stamps and jet black archival.

I used the alphabet one on the larger & the polka dots on the smaller.

Assemble as shown below...



Next...add a bow made from netting, then add a word stick to the bow using a jump ring...

The finished candle...





What's cool about putting the flower on the lid is that once the candle is all used up...
toss it...
just buy another same sized candle & swap the lid...
and you're ready to go again!
SIMPLE!

Now for PLAN B...
You can add a trim strip of patterned paper around the jar...

or PLAN C...
you can roll the candle on a large background stamp.
That's a bit tricky...but if you have a FUBAR...
just clean the glass with alcohol blending solution...
and start again.

On to the giveaway...

nonnie DID contact me yesterday...incase you were wondering...

OK...the winner of my book, some multi medium & MORE is...


Miss Iowa said...
Your posts always crack me up. I'm a big fan of dishes, too. Would love to win your book and the Multi-medium. Happy Hump Day!
December 2, 2009 11:14 AM

Miss Iowa...you need to contact me by 7am tomorrow to claim your prize.

And speaking of prizes...
here's a HINT...for Fridays FINALE...
it's a gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp
and here's their store...

It's a nice one...really nice one...

NOW...
Leave a comment today & I'll give a copy of my book and
some Maya Road goodness to a special commenter...

Enjoy your day...
make art!
wendy

121 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

Woo Hoo I am first :0) I win *LOL*

michelle said...

Great project now to get some of Santa's elves to come work for me to get all my project done before Christmas.

Kathy said...

I absolutely love it! this one a will have to keep for myself.
Kathy

Sharon said...

I love the rock candy on the rose...do you remember the candied rose petals from France? They also did violets. I think this would be really cool to do on a jar of rose jam (yes, there is such a thing...seems to be Middle Eastern...haven't actually had it in years...but, boy was it good on an English muffin!) And they make such pretty jam jars, sometimes. And you could do something with flameless candles...check it out if you haven't seen them. A whole other world. And no chance of fires. Well, look forward to what's next.

Tona said...

You are just coming up with the greatest gifts ideas!!!! Thanks for sharing!

divester said...

Ok I think I like this candle idea better than yesterdays and I really liked yesterdays so they are both a hit - great ideas.

Linda said...

Another great project! Congratulations to Miss Iowa!

Linda

Traci said...

Another adorable idea...I had never thought to actually keep the lid to the candle and swap it out with another candle which has the same size lid. That was definitely an "a-ha" moment for me! Thanks! Having so much fun watching for the next great idea you share! Thank you so much for sharing!

Robin said...

I love the candle idea! Thanks for all the time and effort you put into your blog. I really enjoy it!

Debby said...

I always wondered which flowers you layered for that effect with the rose! Absolutely love the look. May have to go out candle shopping today to make some pretty gifts. Thank you for the inspiration! Love Maya Road goodies! Thanks for the chance to win.

Alisa said...

oh I love this one. You could make several of these up to have on hand for the unexpected gift you need to give.

kngwd89 said...

Once again, another fantastic project! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! Thanks for sharing these quick and easy gift ideas! Enjoy your day! LeAnn

susan said...

I LOVE that background stamp on the lid! I can see so many uses for it and the stitch detail around the edge is such a nice touch.

Thanks for sharing another great project idea.

crafty creations said...

Another brilliant project - thanks for sharing your creativity with us all

Lori said...

Thanks for the great idea, Wendita. Those roses are just the best. Maya Road? I'M IN!

kokomogoldie said...

Also love this secong candle idea. Candles are such great gifts as you said most people like getting candles. Thans again for sharing!

Chirpin Is Fun said...

There you are making that rose again! My stamp set is coming...just don't know when...she thought about 3 weeks! ugh! I could get everything else ready, right? Thanks for being so nice and giving away "stuff"...we like "stuff". I think I might have a couple of candles at home that I could use. Have a great day!

WheatLDee said...

Wendy - I want to be on your Christmas List!! The rose is just beautiful- thanks for the great ideas!

Donna said...

Oh yes it is day 4
and Wendy gave us more
she gave us a hint
about the Simon says Stamp Store
I love this site more and more!

Dale said...

You have been such a life saver this holiday season! I always have many small gifts to get, and never any ideas; not only have you given me the ideas but I already have all of the supplies and have not had to spend another dime! Keep it coming! Thank You. p.s. I just luv that rose, its become addicting on my part.

Jenna K. said...

One of these times, it might just be me! Thanks for giving us 'hope' this holiday season!

Thespa said...

Awesome quick and pretty gift project! Thanks!

Barbara Wilson said...

I love the candle idea! Thanks Wendy for another great gift!

Sherry Cheever said...

Congrats to Miss Iowa . . . she's one of my fave readers! I love the way you decorated the candle and quite frankly, I would clean the candle jar out and then keep other things in it and then beg you to make another! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Erica - CopperSunSilverMoon said...

I just love your grungepaper roses! What a neat way to create a nice (& easy) gift to make. Thank you for sharing.

Colleen said...

What a nice candle. Would love to receive that as a gift.

Cyndy said...

Great candle idea...beautiful rose...I always give candles at Christmas...thanks! Speaking of roses...I didn't have enough parts to make a metal rose for Tim's tag yesterday, so I traced the 5 petal one on grungeboard and cut out. Srayed with brushed corduroy mixed with perfect pearls heirloom gold, and it looks pretty close to metal! It's only 3/4 inch wide and adorable!

Dawn (dmh) said...

What a lovely gift. Those flower stamps are now on my wish list.
Hopefully the first of the year.
I love stamping and cutting....Congrastulation Miss Iowa.
She's one lucky lady!
Mr Blogger is gonna be nicer to you tommorrow.
:)
Dawn

Becky T. said...

I really need to try that flower. My "to do" list is getting longer and longer!! :-)

SusanK said...

how do you find or have the time to fight the computer to blog and still make art??? Love this candle idea - my neighbor is threatening to steal my floral arrangement. Maybe this would appease her????

Andrea said...

what a fabby present to recieve a great idea x

Anita said...

Great idea! I love the flower.

Nancy said...

Love it, love it, love it! Know what I'm making this weekend, between your 2 candle posts... Thank you!

And I've got to get another order into SSS - have to decide which stamp(s) of yours I can buy next. ;o)

Craftypagan said...

I still haven't tried that flower yet! I must! Your project is just super duper gorgeous and I still want to win your book, desperately!!! Thanks for the continous inspiration! Hugs, Rowena

Victoria said...

Great idea. candles are great gifts and this makes them special.

KAT said...

Love that Grunge Rose on the top the candle - I can think of the perfect person to give that to! The Word stick and tule make the candle really elegant looking! thanks for the idea - keep 'em comming!!!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

I love your dressed up candle!

I am now starting to kick it into 'stress mode'... Lots of lists.. no time!!!!!!! ACK!!!!!!!

Happy 4th day!

Cariena said...

you are so clever, Wendy........now be a clever girl and PLEASE SEND ME THAT BOOK!!!! PLEASE...............

ScrappyPam said...

I'm bookmarking your easy gift posts - for those gifting occasions when I can't think of anything! And since I love candles anyway, this is right up my alley! Thank you!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

What a clever idea! I love it!

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Jennie said...

that is a great gift idea. nice and easy to do for the teachers. thanks for all these fun ideas.

Far North said...

Wow another fabulous way to use your roses! Making gifts is the best part of the holiday for me...thanks for such wonderful inspiration!

pickles99 said...

lovin all these candle ideas. now i need to go out and buy up as much of your stuff as i can find. unfortunately the LSS that carries your line is an hour away. mmmmm....what can i omit???? laundry, cooking, picking up the kid from school?

linda t:)

benedick4 said...

Wendy I love your flowers. I can make them all day.
Sue

kkaisu said...

Great project. Love that you give several alternatives. I am going to try to make a similar flower today for a collage that I did. It will be perfect! Thanks for the chance to win.

Joyce said...

Another great gift idea. Keep this up and I'll have my shopping done and everyone will get something made by little ole' me.
Thanks again!

Jayne said...

That really is a cool idea for a gift. I have several friends that would enjoy something like that. How often do I get to make art that is also functional? Not very often. Thanks for the ideas.

Rhonda said...

Love your roses! Thanks for sharing all of these great gift ideas, I may need to make/keep some for myself!

Heidi said...

I love these flowers. It makes just an ordinary candle look extraordinary! Thank you!

borcherding said...

WOWZERS!! Another GORGEOUS project! You really are SO much better than 'martha'..LOL!! Keep those wonderful ideas comin'!!!

jan said...

The fowers are such great embellishments! Thanks for all the fun Wendy! It would be awesome to win your Book! Not to mention some Maya Road!

Michele K said...

Hi Wendy: Love the candle...Thanks for sharing!

texasbarb said...

another "just to simple" idea!!!! and...it looks fabulous!!!

to top it off...a chance to win your book!!!!

thanks for the idea and the opportunity...to possibly, maybe, if i'm even just a little bit lucky...chance to win.

debb said...

Ok so this is the only year that I have not "prestocked" candles for xmas gifts- Darn! Oh well- off to the store I go... fab idea- love the rose

Elaine A said...

Hi Wendy -

Thanks for another great tutorial and a really fantastic project. This is very sweet looking. I think I can do this. Keep em coming Wendy!

Elaine Allen

Trish said...

Thank you for another great idea. I LOVE your grunge roses!

...Tara... said...

great project!!! I love your blog, so inspiring :)

scrappin-scrappin said...

Love it!!! Love to make those grunge roses, another present here I come!! Thank you so much Wendy for all the inspiration you give us!!

carpediem said...

Another great gift idea! Thanks for a great week of inspiring projects!

Dianal said...

Anothr fantastic gift idea ... absolutely love this candle with the grunge flower on top. Thanks for the great tip for stamping on the lid .... can't wait until tomorrow's project. Thanks Wendy!

Nina said...

Gorgeous! I've always had trouble with decorating lids and you just pulled a why-didn't-I-think-of-that?! on me. So easy and with such a beautiful and elegant result!

Love it!

*hugs*
Nina from the Philippines

Helena said...

That is such a COOL gift idea, Wendy.
Really loved that.

Wanda H said...

Too bad about blogger!! And here I thought you must of slept in :) Another fabulous candle!!!

Jeanne said...

Wendy comes through again with more life saver gift ideas...thanks!

Janie said...

Beautiful candle. Someday I will make flowers like that...soon I hope.

Liz said...

I love, love, love, love, love this little candle! Did I say I loved this candle?? Yeppers, I surely do!!!! Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.!!!

Artyjen said...

OOoooooh! Your book & Maya Road? Heaven!
Thanks for the chance to win.
xoxo

MarleneMAZ said...

Love this gift idea, keep them coming :)

Scrapthat said...

Another very cool project!Looks great with your flowers! Thanks again for the tutorial on the rose...I just made one and it turned out fabulous (I think LOL)
TFS!

scrapcraft said...

I love gift certificates!!!!

Betty said...

Oh, what a gorgeous lid!. I love candles and they make such a great gift. You teased me with that cute candle though. I've searched all over the web and can't find any jar candles as cute as yours. What's a girl to do!

Dawn said...

Gosh Wendy, the candle is beautiful! I would have never thought of covering the lid. I would love to win a copy of your book, so please pick me!
Hugs from the beach!~
Dawn

Karen Ellis said...

Hi Wendy!! I love this idea! I will definately be trying it! Loving those flowers.

I also think I might try rolling the candle. I will most likely have a FUBAR moment (got a laugh at that BTW) so thanks for the tip! :)

Donna said...

Your candle is a very nice gift idea, and anyone would love the flower! Thanks for all you do!

Sarah Anderson said...

Those flowers are beautiful, what a great idea. And I got to play with your stamps for the first time this week :) I decorated an envelope for the play date cafe :)

Dr. Theall said...

Another really great idea!

iring said...

I think the flower would be a great gift! The candle is just a nice way to showcase it! I like the tulle and word stick too!

lotsa scrap said...

Great way to personalize a gift--actually your flowers ARE the gift.

debbig said...

What a fun and quick project! Thanks
debbi g

Miss Iowa said...

OMG!! I can't believe I won something. That makes up for the rotten month I've had. Thanks so much, Wendy, and I wish you continued success with your art!

Renee said...

Congrats to the winners!!!!
Man, I need a day to stay home and get inky...dying to make some of those roses.

Thanks for all the great ideas this week.

scrapnrn said...

Love the shiny rose. Had a rough day today so would be great to win.

mikki said...

so pretty and creative-as all the
projects u share.

Brenda said...

Great gift ideas. Love those roses.

Carole said...

Hi Wendy - thanks for the great candle idea - I am thinking neighbor presents and teacher gifts !!! After my post , heading to the craft store to see what I can find in the way of candles with lids !!!

Juliet A said...

smart idea, to save the lid! I would hate to throw something like that away!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Just too beautiful to give away, would just keep the lid forever! Thanks these ideas are great.

lilacandplum said...

Congrats Miss Iowa!! I made a couple of the flowers today to put on the lids of the grapefruit marmalade I make and give at christmas...they just take it up a notch! cute idea...thanks wendy!

Princess of glitter said...

Thanks for the inspiration! We have a secret Santa at work and I bought some candles for the person I have and was looking around for ideas! Lucky me I checked your blog first!! Of course anytime something is handmade or artsy the person immediately knows it's me!

Thanks for the idea!

barbara said...

Another cool project. Thanks. And I love the rose.

Sandra said...

you are a wonder - the candle is beautiful!
thanks for sharing your tips.
Enjoy!
Sandra

funkycrafter said...

day 4 already. time is flying too fast. love today's project, especially the blue flower. off to simon says to read about it

hbeecomer said...

Ilove the color combination!

lorena b. said...

Hi Wendy! Keep up the good work!

denise said...

love the project, love plan b and c too! Thanks for the tips on stamping the image.

Miss Tami said...

I want to be your friend and receive this gift :-)

Thank you for sharing the idea and plans B & C.
I'd love to win your generous giveaway!!

Tami

Nancy B said...

I love this candle with the rose! Absolutely beautiful! Another book,
ohhhhh-you are too kind!

ttfranz said...

Such a great gift! I am really enjoying all of your crafty gift ideas, thank you so much for the chance to win these great prizes also! Hope I am one of the lucky winners!!

Kathy Eddy said...

Another great candle. Love these flowers you make! Am hoping to make some soon! Kathy Eddy

Etta said...

Really beautiful rose! Love the Rock Candy accent. What a nice gift idea.

Stephanie Rodgers said...

I have a bunch of these types of candles that I was just looking at this morning and trying to think of something I could do with them! You're a genius! Thanks for the inspiration once again Wendy!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I love the candle topper.

pta4him said...

The candle ideas are great. can't wait to try them.

photoscrapper said...

I love love love it... Making my list and checking it twice to go shopping tomorrow

Patti said...

Your creativity just amazes me. Thanks for MORE great ideas!

roro said...

I love the candle, you are so awesome. Its nice to have you here for ideas, thanks again. I would love to win on Friday to!!!!!!!

mamakat said...

Tried to comment this morning but I guess my Mr. Commenter was just as cranky as your Mr. Blogger. The gift ideas are great. Thanks and Happy Holidays!

pooky said...

Yummy!!!!!!!! What a cool idea! I have a jar just like that but no candle.......hmmmm...could use for buttons or something? thanks for the chance to win some goodies!
Happy Holidays!

Alyce said...

Love the project. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lori Sheppard said...

love those grunge flowers! thanks again.

Susan said...

Beautiful candle jar! Love the flowers on top. Great idea of simply swapping out the jar when the candle is done.Thanks for the inspiration.
Susan T

Erin Glee said...

Both your book AND Maya Road Goodies? You are so good to us...
Love the flower-topped candle!

paperqueen said...

Gift? What gift? I want one of those candles for ME, lol!
Eileen in NYC

Petrified Peep Eater said...

Oh i love the way you think... "just get another candle the same size". That is so me. My other thought was that maybe that flower would end up on a jacket.

I do hope you will be back in Springfield soon.

Lizz S.

Karen S. said...

Wendy,
This is a wonderful idea to top off a plain candle jar!!!! The rose is over the top!!!! Thank you for sharing and giving us a chance to win some wonder prizes!!!

Elaine said...

So simple but very effective. I was only looking at a christmas rose candle in a tin today - best go back and buy it. Thanks for the IDEAS!

Marimer said...

¡¡Genial!!, me encantan tus ideas, son frescas y muy creativas, es precioso para un regalo o para nosotras en casa. Gracias.
Besitos Desde Tenerife.

Gillian McMurray said...

I am brand new to your blog. I came via your sample on the Simon Says Challenge blog having seen your beautiful flowers. I'm so glad to see all your inspiring gift ideas. This candle idea will be ideal for my sister. Thank you :o)

Suze said...

What an amazing, clever, genius idea for using the candle lid, flowers, ribbon..all of it...it's easy, it's gorgeous...and you are too !(not easy..just gorgeous !) LOL
Mwah

sweet craf-tea chick said...

beautiful projects! thanks for shaaring :)!

Nancy said...

Wendy, I made one of your candles last night - gave it as a gift today. I LOVED it & it was a huge hit at the baby shower! THANK YOU!! I'll be making more for Christmas gifts, for sure.