Here’s my newest batch of prettied up prayer candles.
In the past I’ve used vintage sheet music for the background paper. This time I decided on old dictionary pages.
There are SO many pretty colors and styles if paper doilies available now. I love this turquoise and kraft combination. The center medallion was punched from some wrapping paper I bought that has assorted vintage looking handwriting on it.
I don’t care for the look of the plain white paraffin wax that these are made of, and they always have at least an extra inch of wick. So I top them off with some scented candle was.
I tied a couple of reproduction keys around the rim with some turquoise/white bakers twine.
You can find prayer candles at just about ANY grocery store, but the plain white ones like this can sometime be more difficult to find. Dollar Tree always has them in stock.
My booth at Stars is SOOOOO packed with Christmas stuff right now that I am probably going to set these aside until the first of the year, or maybe spring.
I made this altered bottle at the same time as the candles. Just an old glass bottle and some of the wrapping paper glued around it.
The ‘padlock’ came from the craft store.
As did this key with ‘MEMORY’ stamped into it. (I think the key was from a Tim Holtz set.) I put a band of tea stained muslin around the neck of the bottle, and tied the key on with bakers twine. I’ll set this one aside too, until I get a whole batch of altered bottles made to take in.
Now, back to watching Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel, and ‘resting up’ for craft show delivery and set up.
Every Husband’s Nightmare at the Washington County Fairplex; Tuesday – Saturday.