Sunday, November 6, 2011

Handmade Holiday Blog Hop Day 3

 Welcome to the Handmade Holiday
Blog Hop 2011
                                                 
Calling all crafters! We’ve gathered designers from some of our favorite manufacturers to show you ways to create something from the heart this holiday season. This 3 day Hop includes over 60 stops with inspiration brimming from every corner. Explore all thoughtful and frugal handmade gifts you could make for the holidays, all in one place on this Hop!
To sweeten to Hop, we’re offering a gift for you! For every comment you leave on the blogs in the Hop, you’ll be entered to win a prize pack from one of the participating manufacturer sponsors! Receive extra entries by doing the following, and then coming back here to leave a comment to let us know what you did:

We're so excited to be giving away this fabulous prize pack:
‎*NEW* Design Adhesives - Fly Away
Design Adhesives by Memory Box Collection - Oh Joy!
Designer Foils - Seaport and Irish Eyes
Smooch Spritz in Green Olive, Ginger Ale, Sea Breeze, and Holly Berries
ColorBox Molding Mat - Plaid
Mix'd Media Inx by Donna Salazar in Denim, Truffle, and Honey
Memory Essentials Handle
Fairy Dust Glitter by Donna Salazar in Pralines & Cream
ColorBox Pigment Stamp Pad in Frost White
Rollagraph Jumbo Wheel - Snow
Sparkle Fibers in Marine
Embossing Powder in Blue
Glitter in Winter Frost

Visit the list of blogs below and leave a comment on each by Nov 7, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST. Each day we will be sharing a brand new list of blogs with brand new projects for you to explore, be inspired by, and create from!
 Nov 6
Donna Salazar Designs – http://donnasalazar.typepad.com/
Sabrina Alery – Clearsnap http://sabrinaalery.blogspot.com/
Karen Taylor – Donna Salazar Designs - http://creativeyearnings.blogspot.com/
Beverly Sizemore – Hampton Art http://bevscreativepath.blogspot.com/
Kazan Clark – Spellbinders http://nunutoolies.blogspot.com/
Janeen Shember – Authentique Paper http://suburbngypsy.blogspot.com/
Charlotte Jenkins – Clearsnap http://suepup.blogspot.com/
Grace Hester – The Twinery http://gracehester.typepad.com/
Nicole Eccles – Graphic45 http://nicoleeccles.blogspot.com/
Audrey Pettit – Donna Salazar Designs - http://audreypettit.wordpress.com/
Nan Paturzo – Zutter http://scrappynan.blogspot.com/
Jeannie DeGruccio – Authentique Paper http://polkacabana.wordpress.com/
Tamara Tripodi - Glue Arts http://happylifecraftywife.com/
Julie Ranae Murray- The Twinery http://juliesopenwindow.blogspot.com/
Cheers to creating gifts from the heart this holiday season!
Happy Hopping!


Today I am sharing with you how to create  " A Personalized Stamped Candle". This candle is a quick and easy thoughtful handmade gift that will bring a smile to the face of the person who receives this gift. These candles are always a big hit every Christmas.
Clearsnap Products

Other Products
Hampton Art G-Studios Clear Stamps with Gems 
Hampton Arts Kolette Hall Butterfly Stamp
Hero Arts Designer Flourish Stamp
American Greetings Tissue Paper


Directions for the Personalized Stamped Candle
  • If you want to create a distressed look, use an open flame to burn the edges of the photo. If you want a clean look, cut the photo down to fit the candle. 
                                   
  • Ink the edges of the photo with Ancient Page Petal Point Option Pad Earthwork Ink Pad
                 
  • Loosely tack the photo to the candle using adhesive.
                                 
  • Cut a strip of wax paper and wrap around it directly over the photo, taping the ends of the wax paper to the candle. Wrap the wax paper around the photo so it fits tightly around the candle. 
           


Move a heat gun back and forth over the photo until the photo appears to fuse to the candle. You will know the image has fused when the edges of the photo are firmly adhered to the surface of the candle.

  • Slowly lift the wax paper off the candle. The photo should rest smooth against the candle, there should be no gaps or lifted edges.

     
  • Press a rubber stamp onto a Colorbox Dye Ink Pad and then stamp the tissue paper. 
  • Cut the image out of the tissue paper with scissors.
  • Place the tissue paper stamped side up over the candle.
  • Lightly sprinkle the candle with Clearsnap Glitter.

  • Cut a strip of wax paper and wrap around it directly over the tissue paper, taping the ends of the wax paper to the candle. Wrap the wax paper around the tissue paper so it fits tightly in place.

  • Move a heat gun back and forth over the stamped image until the image and tissue paper appear to fuse to the candle. The image is fused when the tissue paper looks faded through the wax paper.
  • Slowly lift the wax paper off the candle.  Continue to add stamped tissue paper images on the candle until you are satisfied with the design.
  • If there are any rough or uneven areas on the candle, use a cotton cloth to buff out the uneven areas.
  • Your candle is complete!
The Front of the Candle
The Side of the Candle
The back of the candle
  • Wrap the candles in cellophane bags and close the bag with ribbon.  Add an embellishment and tag to the candle. 
  • The tag provides directions for burning the candle.  If the candle is burned in relation to the size of the candle's diameter, the stamped image will remain translucent and radiate through the liquid pool of wax. If the candle is three inches in diameter, the candle needs to burn for three hours. Over burning and under burning the candle will not allow the candle to burn evenly.  An even burned candle will have a hollow center. After blowing out the candle flame, gently hug the side of the handle with your hands. Stop burning the candle when one inch of wax remains. 


I am sharing another quick and easy gift " A Vintage Christmas Ornament". Who would not love to receive a handmade sparkling Christmas Ornament to place on their Christmas Tree?



Directions for Vintage Ornament
  • Paint the chipboard snowflake with green acrylic paint. When dry, apply a coat of Clearsnap Glue Gloss to the die cut snowflake.
  • Sprinkle Clearsnap Cotton Candy Glitter into the Glue Gloss. 
  • Carefully lift the snowflake and hold it perpendicular to your work surface. Gently tap the edge of the snowflake to remove any loose glitter.

  • Cut a 3 inch circle. Tap the Stylus Tips blending tool on the ColorBox Graphics 45 Decades Venetian Lace Dye Ink Pad to pick up a small amount of ink. Now using the Stylus Tips blending tool, blend the ink into the paper.

  •  Using the Standard Rollagraph Music Notes Design Wheel, roll the wheel, horizontally over the paper circle. Distress the edges of the circle with ColorBox Mix'd Media Leather Inx.
  • Apply a coat of Glue Gloss to the entire edge of the circle. Sprinkle Clearsnap 24 Carat Sparkle Fibers into the Glue Gloss. Carefully lift the circle and hold it perpendicular to your work surface. Gently tap the edge of the circle to remove any loose Sparkle Fibers.

164 comments:

  1. Gorgeous as always! Love the candles too!!

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  2. Candles are always the right gift but personalizing them is even better! This blog hop is so much fun! Love all the inspiration and great projects I am seeing!

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  3. Beautiful candle! Gorgeous ornament! Awesome tutorial!!

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  4. Your candles are beautiful, love the wax paper trick... The glittery snowflake ornaments are another great idea... what a great hop this has been... THANKS SO MUCH!!!

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  5. This has been a very creative hop. I enjoy these types of project filled hops. Thank you so much for sharing. G45 & Clearsnap sent me. Good luck everyone.

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  6. What a great job did you do!! Gorgeous candles!! The snowflake looks fantastic sparkling!!! Love . Larisa

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  7. Thank you for two great projects :) The ornament is so pretty.

    Love this hop and all the inspiration along the way.

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  8. This has been such a FABULOUS hop! Thanks for the sharing your wonderful candle and ornament-great ideas!!!!! and for the chance to win! kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  9. Your candles are beautiful A great idee for a gift for christmas. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  10. Oh! My....this is the first time I saw a photo being masked onto a candle...brilliant idea!

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  11. Such an interesting site - so glad I visited! Mary Werner

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  12. Your candles are stunning! And that ornament is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!
    cdring@comcast.net

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  13. have never thought to use a photo for a candle will certainly try it. Just need to watch I dont melt the candle lol. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. LOVE YOUR PROJECTS!! Great tutorial! Candace Hutcheson

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  15. Fabulous candles and love the ornament too!

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  16. Love what you've done with the candles and ornament.

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  17. In a word, AMAZING! Thanks for such great ideas and clear instructions! BTW - love those 24 carat strands! Wow!

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  18. Great tutorial on altering a candle TFS.
    Debbie
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

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  19. So many possibilities...Thank you!

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  20. Great ideas! This has been such a fun blog hop!

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  21. Love both of your projects. They sure take me back in time to when our Christmas tree was completely decorated with handmade ornaments not bought ornaments. Thank you for sharing and the memories.

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  22. Two awesome projects!! Love the personalized candles.

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  23. Thank you - so personal - willo make great gifts!!

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  24. both projects are great and i really love the step by step directions.

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  25. Lovely candles and nice touches to the ornament.

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  26. The candles are beautiful. I loved both of your projects. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

    kim
    k1i2m3@cox.net

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  27. Beautiful candle and snowflake!

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  28. WAUW such gorgeous things, you´re sharing here today. I love both projects really much, and is definitely going to try both soon, that´s for sure. Thanks soo very much fpor these great ideas and for sharing your gorgeous work here too. You´re a really talented artist no doubt.

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  29. You've outdone yourself. I've made candles before, but never thought of using pictures!

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  30. These candles are sooo easy/fun to do and make such a fabulous gift during the Holidays, as does your wonderful sparkly ornament! TFS!!!

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  31. Love the candle ! I would hate to burn it if I received one ! Awesome idea, and can be totally personal. So many possibilities of ways to make your ornament. Love this idea, and the wheels are turning! lol Thanks for sharing

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  32. both projects rock the handmade gift giving world , beautiful ornament and sweet candles, love them both tfs

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  33. I've stamped on candles before but your photo is just amazing!! I'll have to try that one. Love love love the snowflake. TFS :)

    Shari
    slaw.3@hotmail.com

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  34. I LOVE your candle technique! That is awesome. Your ornament is absolutely stunning too. I have a Christmas tree that I do in a victorian theme and that ornament would be PERFECT for it!

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  35. Margaret Ann C. Said
    Cute butterfly candle. The snowflake looks like it would be fun to make. This has been a fun and first blog hop. Thank you. Margaret Ann C.

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  36. Your candles are pretty. Thanks so much for the detailed instructions. With these I will be attempting the candle and the snowflake ornament. Terrific blog hop

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  37. Wow, your creations are gorgeous. I just love the candles.

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  38. This project ROCKS!!! LOVE IT!!
    wyme98@yahoo.com

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  39. These projects are awesome! I especially love the personalized candles. They would make such a great gift. Thank you for sharing!

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  40. What clever projects, the candle is awesome!

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  41. Both of these ideas are wonderful gift ideas to share. Thank you for the details.

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  42. Both projects a wonderful . Thank you for sharing . France

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  43. Love the candle and really love the ornament....beautiful!

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  44. You wouldn't want to burn the candle! Thanks for the vintage ornament idea.

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  45. Wonderful projects and thanks for the great step by step tutorial.

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  46. Love the candle idea. Great way to tie in the family history!

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  47. I've always wanted to try something with candles, this just may be it :) Love the ornaments too!

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  48. gorgeous projects! I really love the candles, so cool!

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  49. Awesome projects! The tutorials are so well done and easy to follow...even for clutzes like me! I LOVE the sparkly snowflake you created. I would be just sitting and staring at them all day. Loooovvve glitter! :D Those candles are great and would be fun to make.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  50. These candle creations are equisite!

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  51. What a neat idea. I will have to try these!!

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  52. What lovely gift ideas, thanks for sharing and giving such detail for us to follow.

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  53. what a great idea for a personalized gift. love the ornament - you can never have too much glitz. tfs.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

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  54. Wow...I'm scared to make my own candles, but this is a FANTASTIC idea!!!! It doesn't even require a ton of fancy tools in order to make most of it (and I have a heat gun already)...awesome!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  55. What a fabulous idea for gift!

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  56. I've seen stamped candles, but I love the idea of adding photos. Thanks!

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  57. I really like your candles. Great blog hop!

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  58. Love the candle, thank you so much for the instructions and sharing them.

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  59. Both of your projects are beautiful.

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  60. beautiful candles and ornament..and good idea of instructions on the tag to go with!!!..tfs..loves ya

    http://jackpineridge.blogspot.com

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  61. Truly appreciate the project tips that you provided. Making such candles will really be personalized gifts.

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  62. I've done candles but never with a picture. Thanks for sharing how to do it. what a special gift it will make.

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  63. I love your projects. Both the candles and the ornament are adorable. Thanks so much for sharing.


    http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/ or
    racincrafts at aim dot com

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  64. Great projects. Thanks for the tutorials - really helps me to see how things are done.

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  65. Love both of the projects! Thank you for sharing.

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  66. What a great idea. I never knew you could put pictures on candels. TFS.. This has been a great Hop !!!! I have learned so many new techniques.

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  67. what fun - you have really gone to town here!

    Candles are a great idea
    Sandra ltb

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  68. LOVE the candle and thanks so much for the instructions. I bookmarked this post because I have several large pillar candles that need decorations. And your ornament is gorgeous!

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  69. Thanks for the fabulous gift ideas. These are terrific!!

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  70. Beautiful candles, with that nostalgic look - such a fun way to get new ideas and discover new products

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  71. Very nice gift ideas, thanks for sharing.

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  72. So great tutorial! I learned a lot! Thanks a lot for sharing,!! Hugs.. Maggy :)

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  73. Love both of these projects. I've always wondered how the candle idea worked...now I know. Thanks for sharing

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  74. I like the ornament, very cute and glittery!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    xx
    Kristina
    www.pearlgateway.com

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  75. Very nice projects, thanks for sharing them...

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  76. What a wonderful and thoughtful gift this candle would make and not too difficult to create. Thanks for the inspiration. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  77. Personalization makes a gift more precious. Great job on the candles and ornament!

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  78. Great projects. Thanks for an inspiring hop.

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  79. Beautiful personalized gifts. Thank you for the tutorial, and candle burning instruction to be included is a great idea. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

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  80. I bookmarked this idea, i have always wanted to know how to do candles love it

    upnurse at aol dot com

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  81. posted on FB

    upnurse at aol dot com

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  82. I just love all the detail on the candles you used!

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  83. What a great Christmas ornament!! I love the sparkle.

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  84. This blog hop is great! I would not have thought of using photos on my candles, but really like the idea and the look, and the ornament is just classic! Thank you for your clear directions with all the steps with photos along the way so that I can try them.

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  85. Am scared to do candles like this because the tissue paper inside caught fire!! Beautiful designs though!

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  86. what a great idea. thanks for sharing!

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  87. How Beautiful is this. your candles are great love how you burned the edges for the vintage look.The Snowflakes are awesome love the glitter. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  88. incredible...especially the candles!

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  89. Personalized candles are a wonderful gift and could be used for any occasion!! Luvin the blog hop!

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  90. Love the techniques you shared for the candle.

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  91. How beautiful! Love these gorgeous gifts - thanks for sharing the techniques, I'm excited to give them a try.

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  92. I'm pretty amazed that the stamped images look so great on the candle. Awesome idea to personalize something so inexpensive. Thanks!

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  93. Very nice projects! Love the ornament :)

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  94. Your personalized candles are a wonderful project and a much appreciated gift I'm sure! That ornament is very pretty and sparkly too!

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  95. Very nice, I had forgot about burning the edges of paper. Use to do this back in the dark ages (70's) when I did decopouge. Love the ornament too.

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  96. Love the snowflake Ornament! Thanks for the tutorial on how to create one myself.

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  97. Hippity Hop... Nice stuff! :-)

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  98. Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing them and showing how to make them.

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  99. great vintage style art projects -- lovely.

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  100. I love the little ornament. Thank you.

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  101. I love your blog! And your projects are so wonderful! Thankyou for the tutorial and inspiration!

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  102. Cool candle project, thanks for posting, I am having fun doing the Handmade Holiday Blog Hop

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  103. candles are good gifts for so many different reasons~ thanks

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  104. Wonderful projects, I especially love the candles!

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  105. Great way to personalize a candle, and love you vintage ornament also.

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  106. Great gift ideas, really like the candles, everyone loves to recieve candles :) thanks for sharing on this blog hop. So sad it's over so soon. Let's do this again . . .Soon!

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  107. Love your Candle and Ornament! Simply Beautiful! I'm going to try to make my Mom a Candle for Christmas! Thank You so much for Sharing! :0)

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  108. Love the ornament! Beautiful! Not a candle person; however, I am sure that those that are, will love your idea! Thanks for sharing! Love the hop! And, thanks for participating! http://www.bearheartbottomsetc.biz/ #Bear Luv and Bear Hugz!

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  109. I love those candles. I am adding them to my gift making list. TFS

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  110. The candle project has to be my favorite of the entire hop.My father was gone long before any of my children were born.I'm going to make each of them a candle with his WWI uniform picture.They will treasure the forever.Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

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  111. I really need to try decorating my own candles for Christmas. Thanks for the detailed list of products needed to do this. Thanks as well for a wonderful hop - so many great ideas. Love it!

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  112. I really need to give this candle project a try. Thanks for sharing!!

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  113. A personalize candle. What a great gift! The idea can be used in so diffeent ways. I love the old look for both the candle and ornament. Thanks for sharing.

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  114. Really interesting project! I've seen candles with photos on them but never knew how to do it before! Thanks for the info!

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  115. What a great way to display a candle. I love the vintage look.

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  116. love the candles , what a great idea to personalize them. thank you for updating your wonderful blog!
    god bless

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  117. You have a lovely blog, and loved the tutorials!

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  118. Pretty candles and ornament!
    DeniseB

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  119. Thank you for the step by step tutorial!

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  120. Beautiful project. Thanks for sharing.

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  121. I need to remember to write this down Sprinkle Clearsnap 24 Carat Sparkle Fibers. Gorgeous

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  122. This is stunning and a wonderful gift idea! I love homemade gifts!

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  123. I really love both of these. Thanks for sharing the technique for putting the picture on a candle. GREAT!!!!

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  124. I love both of these! Thanks so much!

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  125. yes, those candles are fun to make!

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  126. THANKS For sharing all of the AWESOME INSPIRATION this weekend on the Blog Hop!! I have LOVED it all!!
    THANKS for the chances to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  127. just wonderful! this is a great hop!

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  128. Great project. Thanx for the tutorial.

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  129. You are very creative. Great projects.

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  130. The candle tutorial was so helpful. Great pics of each step. Thanks!

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  131. A great gift idea for the holidays..... Thanks for the detailed instructions.

    Misha

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  132. What lovely gifts these would make. Thanks!

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  133. la candela è una bella idea per un regalo originale!

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  134. Wonderful gifts! Thanks for the tutorials!

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  135. Very pretty ornament and love the personalized candle!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  136. wonderful ideas, really like the candle. tfs and thanks for the tutorials. great blog hop too.

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  137. Beatuiful candels- great gift ideas! Thanks for sharing-

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  138. WOW - both are great projects, I especially love the candles and appreciate the tutorial :)

    Thank you for being part of the Homemade Holidays Blog Hop - I am loving all the crafty inspiration!!!

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  139. Love the candle idea... the ornaments are wonderful also!

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  140. Gorgeous projects! That ornament looks like it came right out of my Grandma's hope chest! Beautiful!!

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  141. Beautiful gift ideas. I love the candles.

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  142. Ive always wanted to try that with the picture,, ty for sharing :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

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  143. Nice Candle! Love the Ornament! Thanks!

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  144. Great tutorial on the candle. The ornament is pretty too! Thanks for sharing!

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  145. this hop is fun! too many cool project ideas
    dilnazheckman @ hotmail , com

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  146. great! projects and learn from it. Now I know what to do with my 1 set of chipboard hahaha. I can use acrylic paint so will try that one and glitters.

    great hop!

    Luanne
    myfootahead@gmail dot com
    http://craftersreference.blogspot.com/

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