Saturday, December 4, 2010

Candle Tutorial with Guest Designer Terrie Bailey!

We have a lovely treat in store for you today!  I’d like to introduce to you our Guest designer for another stop on the 12 Days of Christmas!!  We would like to welcome Terrie Bailey as she walks us through the process of making this beautiful altered candle. 

Wouldn’t this look sweet on a tablescape?? 
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Hello, I’m Terrie! Please join me today while I share a quick and easy way to use those delicious Martha Stewart Glitter Glues on your paper flowers. Just glitz them up to give an extra bit of sparkle for the upcoming season, adding a more festive feel to Christmas.

Let me tell you I love the Martha Stewart Glitter glue. It is so easy to apply and when dried it dries beautifully, no clumping or running like you get with the other glues.

So let’s begin!

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  • 1 plain pillar candle.
  • Martha Stewart glitter glue.
  • Want 2 Scrap bling.
  • Wire ribbon.
  • Prima flowers.
  • Glue dots.
How to:
  • First  wrap  your wire ribbon  around  your candle and secure  on  the back using GLUE DOTS
  • Add  a little  glitter glue to all the petals of  your flowers and lightly smudge in using the  back  of  your finger. Let dry.

  • Place your Want2Scrap bling  in the center of your flower.
  • Add a glue dot to the back of each flower.
  • Position all the flowers around the center of the ribbon and adhere to the center of the candle.
When lit watch the candle sparkle in the light.

Personally I love how this candle turned out and I like the fact that it can be used after the holidays are over as well.  Thanks Terrie for showing us how to make this beautiful project!

Don’t forget there is still time to win one of the two $25.00 gift certificates to the Want2Scrap store. Remember to leave as many comments as you wish and tell your friends about the blog hop.  There is still time to participate!


  1. This candle looks so pretty. Will it burn the flowers when the wax melts?

  2. HI Minta!! Good question. I have a quite a few decorated candles in my house and what I do is only burn the candles an hour or two at a time and the candles are always attended. Once I get down close to the decoration, I watch a bit more carefully. I've never had a problem as long as there isn't anything hanging over the flame. With that said though, use your own discretion and never leave any candles unattended. Hope that helps! :)


  3. Oops I forgot to mention too that since you are securing the ribbon with glue dots . . similar to a sleeve. . . you can also lift the decoration up and off as the candle gets too close for comfort. Thanks for the great question!

  4. great ideas to lift the ban up..

  5. This is Beautiful!!! love it! -Sam :-)

  6. beautiful decorated the red bright colour flowers on it.

  7. love it - I just love taking ordinary candles and making them glitzy

  8. Beautiful and doable!! I just love beautiful and simple projects. Love your products! They make it so easy!

  9. Love how you took a plain candle and turned so pretty!!



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