Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dressing Up a Glass Candle ~

This is a re-post, but I was thinking about teacher gifts and I thought something like this would be fun. I am all about the gift that can be used. And this would be a fun, inexpensive gift they could enjoy - and hey, the kiddos could help too (okay, probably not the hot glue part)!

I picked up this candle for $4.00 on sale the other day - I liked the fragrance, but the candle itself...blah.
 

So I decided to glam it up a bit. I peeled off the sticker - some might find this tedious, but for some reason I find it a tad bit therapeutic.


Here is it all ready to be dressed up.

I grabbed a bit of burlap and this crown that was once a napkin ring (thanks Mom). 
 

I hot glued the burlap on.

Hot glued the crown on and tada...

A $4.00 candle all dressed up!



32 comments:

fleurcottage said...

pretty, pretty! and so simple...

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Much prettier, Chelsea! I love the burlap and bling of the crown together.

Tammy@InStitches said...

That's a great idea and since you won't burn it, it will last a long time !

Heather Henderson said...

i love it!! I have been wanting to dress up some candles, but I haven't decided what I want to do with them. I love your idea!

Oliver's said...

I Love embellished candles!

Unknown said...

Hey Chels,
Thanks for your nice comment on my post. It made my day.=)
I love how this is so simple yet it looks so FANCY! What a great idea. I love the used to be napkin ring.

Jennie

Sunshine said...

Veryn Cute!

Jill@Barnes Yard said...

Burlap makes everything fab.u.lous!

Angie said...

Love the vinette!

Angie said...

oops for get the "g" ;) need more coffee!! ;)

Kelly said...

Such an easy and great way to dress up something so drab. Thanks for the tip!

KM Studios said...

Very Glam!
Love that crown piece!

A quick fix but soo much better.
Great Job!!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Really cute. Love that burlap and the crown was a great touch.

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

SO pretty! Great idea!! :)

Designs on 47th Street said...

You simply amaze me! :)

Donna

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

You did a beautiful job! I love burlap paired with glitzy finishes!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Super cute! What a fun idea. Great pictures, too. :)

brokeintrovert said...

So cute!

Lynette said...

You are so good at that Chelsea! Love your crown and LOVE your oldish looking keys!!

Come check out my Easter Decor Day party post - I know you'll have some goodies tucked up your sleeve to share with everyone - it's gonna be on March 31!

Sarah said...

Chelsea you are awesome! You always know how to make everything 100 times better than it already its. Looks great! I love your style.
-Sarah

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I love special little details...........this is a great one! Very clever.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

Chelsea,
How simple and elegant! The contrast between the burlap and the rhinestones is perfection!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

That is beautiful! I love the sparkly crown. Pretty!

Thanks for linking this up. I love it!

XOXO
Jen

Anonymous said...

What a fun little detail - like the sparkle! :-)

Amy Kinser said...

very pretty

Gretchen said...

Your burlap and bling made this go from ok to divine. Great transformation, and love the style.
Gretchen

One Cheap B*tch said...

Love this! What a really great idea and easy way to dress them up! New follower here! =)

Jessi said...

GORGEOUS! Somethimes the smallest things can make the biggest impact.

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

You certainly made your candle look so "upscale"....love the burlap touch

Angie Holden said...

Oh so fab!!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

So simple--truly takes the ordinary to the extraordinary. Thanks for linking up!

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