Thursday, 6 December 2018

Non traditional candle for Christmas


Today, I am happy to share a new project here. I always wanted to try something new and different to gift my friends for Christmas. I am so addicted to flower making especially foam flowers and I decided to use them in this project. Generally, I gift some handmade paper ornaments to hang them in the tree. But this time, I decided to make something different.  

If you remember, for Diwali I made some candles with flowers (link to the post) and I used this idea to make candles. Traditionally for Christmas poinsettias are the flowers used but I changed them and made some non traditional flowers. 

The size of the candle is 6" by 2" and its a perfect size for this candle. Initially, I wanted to try decoupage candles but then changed my mind. 

First, I took a roll of burlap, measured how much I need it to wrap it around the candle and added it to the candle. For burlap, I used tacky glue. 

Then, I added some lace on top and bottom of the burlap. I wanted to cover open ends of burlap. Its not necessary to cover them as it would give a beautiful look too. 

I stamped the sentiment and added it on the burlap. For this I used tacky glue. 

Now to the main part with the flowers. I always tend to keep these small foam flowers ready as it can be used in many projects. I make big flowers right before I start with the project. Always use hot glue gun for adhering foam flowers. Before adding the flowers, I used the glue gun (small drops of glue) to the edges of the burlap, lace and the sentiment piece so they do not fall out. I added lots of these foam flowers and leaves with some pollen. I didn't make big flowers as I was sticking these flowers directly on the candle. I them added some gem stones using tacky glue and stone chain. 

Once I finished the candle, I felt something was missing and it took a while for me to figure out that the candle needed a gift box. So I ended up making a box that fits the candle. 

I used white card stock along with some pattern papers. I wraped it using some corrugated paper and burlap. I added an image from Le Anns World 101 called Kandi Kane

Challenge entered: 

1. Crafty card makers
2. Lil patch of crafty friends
3. Crafty creations challenge
4. LeAnns World 101
5. Crafting with friends
6. Crafty gals corner
7. Crafty sentiments
8. Pammies inky pink
9. Crafty friends challenge
10. Aud sentiments challenge
11. Crafting from the heart
12. Avenue 613

I hope you all liked this candle with gift box. 
Happy Crafting.


  1. Beautiful project. Love that you decorated the box with such an adorable image. Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges.

  2. Great creation. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

  3. Beautiful project, absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck with the challenge, Angela xXx

  4. A lovely project. Thank you for joining in the Crafting From the Heart challenge.

  5. Wow! Fantastic projects! And I live those flowers you made! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges this week. Be sure to join us next time too!
    CGC DT
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Crafty Gals Corner Challenges

  6. Beautiful project and lovely gift for your friend.
    Glad you stopped by at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl xx