Pumpkin Candle Set

September 9th, 2008

Do you ever just take a half hour or an hour to walk around Michael’s to see if anything *grabs* you?  I hadn’t done that in a really long time until a couple of weeks ago.  I think I actually I ran over there looking for something in particular, but then I decided to really look around on aisles I usually skip to see if anything would spark creative project ideas.  In reality I need more alterables like I need another hole in my head, but sometimes something new will really spark an idea.

I did pick up a few random things and hopefully I will actually USE them!  LOL!  One of the things I was intrigued with were these little jar candles for $1 each.  I resisted the urge to get a bunch and just picked up one in a yummy pumpkin scent.  Pumpkin is one of my very favorite candle scents…along with really good vanilla – the spicy, not-too-sweet variety. 

Even while I was in the store I was picturing this little jar decorated with Hallowen images from Anna’s Whipper Snapper sets Hocus Pocus and Spooky Expressions.  I finally had time last night to sit down and play with my idea.  Here’s what I came up with –


I started by wrapping a left over piece of SU dp from the Ghostly Greetings pack around the jar. I had been doing some class prep for my SU class coming up on Friday and I had some 1″ strips of dp – worked perfectly.  Next I stamped the images in Brilliance black ink onto a shimmery pearly white paper called Virtual Pearl Pearlescent from the Paper Palette.  It has amazing shimmer and an almost silver cast to it. 

The jack-o-lantern image was colored with Copic markers.  Everything was punched out and layered onto Pumpkin Pie and then Kiwi Kiss cardstock.  The images were then attached to the sides of the jar with pop-up glue dots and onto the top of the jar with Tombow Multi.  Black Diamond Stickles were added along with some Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon for a super simple and quick project.

Here are some close ups of the candle.


And of course I had to make a little card to match.  The card is 3.25 x 3.25.  Why?  Because I happen to have a piece of cardstock that was 3.25 wide, so why not just use it?  I love using left over pieces and letting what I have dictate the direction of a project.

pumpkin-candle-little-card-jami-custom.jpg     Easy peasy card just using the same elements as the jar, except the ribbon.  This was my first time using my new SU double-sided satin ribbon – Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla.  Oh my!  Is it ever yummy!  So thick and soft and shiny.  Seriously – WOW!

Now that I have actually done something with this candle I just may have to go back to Michael’s for some more.  At $1 each they would make great party favors or little thank you’s.  I think I’d like to do some up with a Christmas theme.  If you’re looking for them, they were on the regular candle aisle at my Michael’s – not with the $1 bin stuff.

Thanks for stopping by.  I’m off to work.  Hope you have a great day!


5 Responses to “Pumpkin Candle Set”

  1. savorthejourney Says:

    Jami, these are treats beyond expectations! Such a clever & special delight!


  2. kathy Says:

    Adorable Jami!

  3. IfatArt Says:

    Great idea with a great result!

  4. Shirleyone Says:

    A really creative idea, Jami! and a really cute card to boot!

  5. leslierich Says:

    This is super cute, Jami! And, oh, so fun! Love how you decorated the candle!

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