James candle

James candleI like to make a centre piece for our Christmas table with candles, baubles and greenery, but this is the first year I have tried to transfer an image onto a candle to use in my decoration.

My first attempt was on a very old candle, which was lurking in the Christmas box in the garage.  Yesterday I went to our local village to get some more candles but the only ones I was able to buy had a film on them, which meant the image wouldn’t transfer.  I resorted to the potato peeler to remove the film and the image transferred well after that.  I used James and the snowman by LOTV, stamped it onto tissue paper and coloured it with promarkers.  I transferred the image with a collar of greaseproof paper around the image and my heat gun.  After leaving it to cool for a few moments I glittered the fur on James’ hat with Stickles frosted lace.   As the candle is perfumed my craft room smelt lovely yesterday evening.

I circled the candle with some red ribbon from my stash and added a small bow.  The candle is sitting on a circle of oasis, into which I’ve pushed some small pieces of leylandii from the garden and I’ve added a few baubles, a bundle of cinnamon sticks and a tiny pine cone.

I would like to enter my project into the following challenges –

Dream Valley Challenge –  Anything but a Card   http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.fr/2013/12/challenge-71-anything-but-card.html

Love to Create Challenge – Holiday Gift/3D Project   http://lovetocreatechallenge.blogspot.fr/2013/12/challenge-94-holiday-gift3d-project.html

Totally Papercrafts Challenge – Anything Christmassy but a Card   http://totallypapercrafts.blogspot.fr/2013/12/challenge-196-anything-christmassy-but.html

Cute Card Thursday Challenge – Eternal Flame   http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.fr/2013/12/challenge-298-eternal-flame.html

Stamping with the Dragon Challenge –Gifts and Decorations   http://stampingwithdragon.blogspot.fr/2013/12/stamping-dragon-design-challenge-gifts.html

LOTV December Challenge – Anything but a Card   http://ideastoinspire.blogspot.fr/p/challenge.html

7 thoughts on “James candle

  1. Just love this idea of having stamped images on candles and can’t wait to try it myself. Its a lovely image and you will be able to admire it all over the Christmas period .So much better than a white candle .Thanks for the inspiration .

  2. Your candel is so cute and right on the mark for our Christmas Gift or Decoration Challenge. A truly wonderful centre piece for your Chriatmas table.

    Thank you for taking part with us in ths Stamping with the Dragon challenge

  3. Hi Alison,

    What a gorgeous decoration! The candle is beautiful and I love that you’ve added some lovely festive foliage around the bottom!

    Thanks for joining our LOTV ‘Anything But a Card’ Challenge!

    Good Luck!


    Erica x

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