I am joining Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage on the Transformation Train this week. I don't usually get too crafty (not much time these days) but I saw these really neat candles while visiting in Maryland one weekend. We were in St. Michaels, which is ssuuuch a cute town, with lots of really unique shops. I fell in love with what one shop called "Parisian Utility Candles" but not the price: $28.00 each if I remember correctly. I immediately knew these would not be hard to duplicate. I hope you give it a try~ you can really get giggy with how to decorate them ~ its up to you, but here's my take.
1~Hit your local Dollar Tree and pick up a tall glass devotion candle ~ they are fragrance free.
2~Next, the craft or fabric store, and get 1/4 yard of burlap and some basic twine (if you can't find twine at the craft shop, try the hardware store)
3~Finally, dig through your kitchen junk drawer (everyone has one, right) and find some embellishments such as keys old charms etc.
Its really simple layering here: Cut a small scrap of burlap to fit around your devotion candle and hot glue it all the way around, paying special attention to the seams , as burlap tends to fray.
I embellished with a simple skeleton key tied around the top with the twine. Also I used basic craft paint (in black) and my "Fleur de lis" stamp to give it some extra joie de vivre. I made a bunch more with stamped numbers 1-9. Which all in a row ~ look pretty cool. Sorry - no photos of those.
Okay~ Easy peasy lemon squeazy..... your done!