October 6, 2016

★ Fall decor and gifts 4/5

Welcome to day four of my crafty series :-)

★ DAY 4: stamps on candles

Claudia, a friend of mine, hosts crafty afternoons for kids. She showed me her October craft project and I was over the moon!



She taught me how to use your stamps to decorate candles. I was so excited, I told my crafty friend, Birka, she should make a video about it. I don't make videos and hers are always so fun. So, THANK YOU, Birka!!!

this is the backside of the fox candle above
 WHAT'S FUN:
  • you can stretch your stamps in a fun way
  • kids could help to make these (just the coloring and cutting part!)
  • you can decorate your home or give them away as a present
  • you can make gifts with a theme (candle, gift tag, card,...) all with the same stamps

★ HOW TO: 
  • Watch Birkas video HERE on the Create A Smile Blog. There's one in German and one in English! :-D


★ SUPPLIES:
  • stamps
  • white tissue/wrapping paper for crafts (Seidenpapier)
  • white candles
  • markers (I used water based ones from Tombow)
  • scissors, a heat gun

!!! IMPORTANT: Please, never leave burning candles unattended!!! 
       Some people recommend to use these candles only for decoration!


★ WHAT MORE
  • you could make Christmas gifts with your candles
  • decorate match boxes and add them to the gift 

★ HOW TO for the "chalk board" match box: 
  • cut a panel from black cardstock that fits your matchbox
  • stamp the sentiment (from Create A Smile) with Versamark on black cardstock and heat emboss it with white embossing powder
  • glue the panel to the box
I used the sentiment "schön, dass es dich gibt" from Create A Smile. There's a similar one in english that says "happy to call you my friend". You can get them here -> Create A Smile


Thank you for stopping by! Have you seen the other posts from my series?
Day 3: crafty tea time

Have a lovely day!
Nicole


2 comments:

  1. This is amazing! I have got to try this out! I'm off to check out the video. Xx

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  2. Fabulous technique - I love your candles so much! Have watched Birka's brilliant video too. Thank you both for sharing all your wonderful ideas :). I would love to try this sometime :)

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