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...
just buy another same sized candle & swap the lid...
and you're ready to go again!
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...
Leave a comment today & I'll give a copy of my book and
some Maya Road goodness to a special commenter...
Enjoy your day...
Woo Hoo I am first :0) I win *LOL*
Great project now to get some of Santa's elves to come work for me to get all my project done before Christmas.
I absolutely love it! this one a will have to keep for myself.
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.
You are just coming up with the greatest gifts ideas!!!! Thanks for sharing!
Ok I think I like this candle idea better than yesterdays and I really liked yesterdays so they are both a hit - great ideas.
Another great project! Congratulations to Miss Iowa!
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!
I love the candle idea! Thanks for all the time and effort you put into your blog. I really enjoy it!
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.
oh I love this one. You could make several of these up to have on hand for the unexpected gift you need to give.
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
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.
Another brilliant project - thanks for sharing your creativity with us all
Thanks for the great idea, Wendita. Those roses are just the best. Maya Road? I'M IN!
Also love this secong candle idea. Candles are such great gifts as you said most people like getting candles. Thans again for sharing!
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!
Wendy - I want to be on your Christmas List!! The rose is just beautiful- thanks for the great ideas!
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!
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.
One of these times, it might just be me! Thanks for giving us 'hope' this holiday season!
Awesome quick and pretty gift project! Thanks!
I love the candle idea! Thanks Wendy for another great gift!
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
I just love your grungepaper roses! What a neat way to create a nice (& easy) gift to make. Thank you for sharing.
What a nice candle. Would love to receive that as a gift.
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!
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.
I really need to try that flower. My "to do" list is getting longer and longer!! :-)
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????
what a fabby present to recieve a great idea x
Great idea! I love the flower.
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)
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
Great idea. candles are great gifts and this makes them special.
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!!!
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!
you are so clever, Wendy........now be a clever girl and PLEASE SEND ME THAT BOOK!!!! PLEASE...............
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!
What a clever idea! I love it!
that is a great gift idea. nice and easy to do for the teachers. thanks for all these fun ideas.
Wow another fabulous way to use your roses! Making gifts is the best part of the holiday for me...thanks for such wonderful inspiration!
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?
Wendy I love your flowers. I can make them all day.
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.
Another great gift idea. Keep this up and I'll have my shopping done and everyone will get something made by little ole' me.
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.
Love your roses! Thanks for sharing all of these great gift ideas, I may need to make/keep some for myself!
I love these flowers. It makes just an ordinary candle look extraordinary! Thank you!
WOWZERS!! Another GORGEOUS project! You really are SO much better than 'martha'..LOL!! Keep those wonderful ideas comin'!!!
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!
Hi Wendy: Love the candle...Thanks for sharing!
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.
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
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!
Thank you for another great idea. I LOVE your grunge roses!
great project!!! I love your blog, so inspiring :)
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!!
Another great gift idea! Thanks for a great week of inspiring projects!
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!
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!
Nina from the Philippines
That is such a COOL gift idea, Wendy.
Really loved that.
Too bad about blogger!! And here I thought you must of slept in :) Another fabulous candle!!!
Wendy comes through again with more life saver gift ideas...thanks!
Beautiful candle. Someday I will make flowers like that...soon I hope.
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.!!!
OOoooooh! Your book & Maya Road? Heaven!
Thanks for the chance to win.
Love this gift idea, keep them coming :)
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)
I love gift certificates!!!!
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!
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!~
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! :)
Your candle is a very nice gift idea, and anyone would love the flower! Thanks for all you do!
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 :)
Another really great idea!
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!
Great way to personalize a gift--actually your flowers ARE the gift.
What a fun and quick project! Thanks
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!
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.
Love the shiny rose. Had a rough day today so would be great to win.
so pretty and creative-as all the
projects u share.
Great gift ideas. Love those roses.
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 !!!
smart idea, to save the lid! I would hate to throw something like that away!
Just too beautiful to give away, would just keep the lid forever! Thanks these ideas are great.
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!
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!
Another cool project. Thanks. And I love the rose.
you are a wonder - the candle is beautiful!
thanks for sharing your tips.
day 4 already. time is flying too fast. love today's project, especially the blue flower. off to simon says to read about it
Ilove the color combination!
Hi Wendy! Keep up the good work!
love the project, love plan b and c too! Thanks for the tips on stamping the image.
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!!
I love this candle with the rose! Absolutely beautiful! Another book,
ohhhhh-you are too kind!
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!!
Another great candle. Love these flowers you make! Am hoping to make some soon! Kathy Eddy
Really beautiful rose! Love the Rock Candy accent. What a nice gift idea.
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!
I love the candle topper.
The candle ideas are great. can't wait to try them.
I love love love it... Making my list and checking it twice to go shopping tomorrow
Your creativity just amazes me. Thanks for MORE great ideas!
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!!!!!!!
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!
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!
Love the project. Thanks for the inspiration.
love those grunge flowers! thanks again.
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.
Both your book AND Maya Road Goodies? You are so good to us...
Love the flower-topped candle!
Gift? What gift? I want one of those candles for ME, lol!
Eileen in NYC
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.
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!!!
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!
¡¡Genial!!, me encantan tus ideas, son frescas y muy creativas, es precioso para un regalo o para nosotras en casa. Gracias.
Besitos Desde Tenerife.
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)
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
beautiful projects! thanks for shaaring :)!
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.
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