Monday, August 10, 2009

Candlelit

Each year some special friends of ours let us stay in their home in the mountains. It is pretty amazing to say the least, and it has come to be a very special place to us of peace and restoration. We are so grateful to them for their continued generosity. A couple of years ago when we went for the first time I made them a Hostess gift of candles and a tray. The husband teased me a few weeks ago that they had burned the candles down so much - could I make them some more? Well, that's the LEAST I can do.

Here's their new set

Their home has neutrals with shades of chocolate, rust and suede accents. I kept the same sort of colors as the first set I had made for them. These are all candles from Ikea. I used a combination of PTI's Damask set and SU Lovely Letters, which really seem to go together don't they? I made each candle with an initial of a family member, theirs as a couple together and then their children on the smaller ones. One thing you can't see is on the largest candle there is a whole wrap around double row of smaller damask images too.
Have you made candles before? It's so easy, stamp your image on tissue paper, cut to size, and lay your image over your wax candle. Take a piece of waxed paper cinched tight around the entire candle and use your heat tool to melt the wax from the wax paper into the candle wax sealing your tissue paper in. Wider candles are much harder than small ones, the larger candle makes it more difficult to pull the waxed paper tight enough without ripples. But none the less a very personal gift that they will use all year long.
Recipe: Stamps: PTI Damask, SU Lovely Letters; Ink: Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Dusty Durango; Paper: Tissue Paper; Accessories: Heat Tool, Waxed Paper

8 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous Christine! this is such a thoughtful and cool gift. No wonder they wanted another set... and HE asked. How often does that happen, so very cool! Enjoy your time away!

Rose Ann said...

Oh my Christine...these are just gorgeous, girl!!

Connie said...

Oh, these are all so beautiful, Christine! Love the colors!

Norine said...

these are just so pretty great job
Hugs
Norine

Renée said...

Beautiful, Christine! What a lovely gift!

JulieA said...

Hope pretty and what a wonderful gift! I never thought of using the Lovely Letters on candles. Brilliant!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Wonderful candles Christine!! Love the colors!!

veronica said...

love your candles. i always love seeing what others do with their candles. i have one that i am planning to do soon. hope it turns out as well as yours.