Prettied up prayer candles

Here’s my newest batch of prettied up prayer candles.

P1230512In the past I’ve used vintage sheet music for the background paper.  This time I decided on old dictionary pages.

P1230514There 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.

P1230650I 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.

P1230649I tied a couple of reproduction keys around the rim with some turquoise/white bakers twine.

167532You 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.

P1230513My 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.
P1230521I 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.

P1230520The ‘padlock’ came from the craft store.

P1230519As 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.

2012 Antique and handcrafts show – Every Husband’s Nightmare Bazaar

I’m not participating in the show anymore (due to my damaged spine), so it was REALLY fun to go as ‘just a shopper’ today!  Found lots of goodies.

35 decorated Christmas trees to inspire you.  (ALL the decorations ARE for sale!)

Vintage furniture; primitive and shabby chic.

Really, a little bit of just about EVERYTHING!

Stuff for kids, handcrafted jewelry, Oregon gourmet foods, gifts for gardeners, scarves and hats and things for your four legged friends.   Hop over to my Pinterest   to see LOTS more pictures!


At the Washington County Fairplex in Hillsboro, Oregon

OPEN:  Tuesday – Friday 10am – 8pm

Saturday 10am – 5pm        ~      Sunday 10am – 3pm

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Christmas at the Cottage

Sophie’s Holiday Open House 2007

Friday & Saturday, November 2nd & 3rd; 11am – 5 pm

 Please join us as we kick off the holiday season!

Sophie has the store filled with unique and beautiful holiday decor (including NINE

fully decorated Christmas trees!) and great gifts for giving!

Get into the holiday spirit with the sounds of the season and complimentary snacks.

Sign up for Sophie’s email list and be entered in a drawing to win a gift basket filled with over $120.00 worth of store goods.

Search for special ‘star coupons’ throughout the store to receive special discounts.

Receive a FREE GIFT with your purchase.

See you there!