Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Daisies and Butterflies Centerpiece

 Hi Everyone!

Today's Heartfelt Creations project is a table candle centerpiece!  I used a 2-1/2" white pillar candle and an empty Laughing Cow Cheese container to make my display.  So if you happen to have those handy, you're all set to follow along!!

I started by decorating my candle by stamping my images onto white tissue paper.  I used my heat gun and wax paper to adhere them to the side of the candle.  As the candle warms with the heat, the tissue images sort of become embedded into the wax.  The technique can be found on many YouTube videos including this one that I used when I first learned how to do this years ago:  Stamping on Candles.

Once the candle was prepared, I created the base for the display.  I wrapped a strip of decorative paper around the side of the cardboard container, then glued the candle to the center of the top.  I cut two strips of 2" x 12" patterned paper and scored them every 1/4".  I accordion folded them and glued the ends together to form a cylinder.  Then I laid the cylinder around the candle and laid it flat to make a skirt around the candle and glued it
down with hot glue. 

Next I stamped, die cut and shaped all my daisies and butterflies and glued them all to the centerpiece.  I added a couple of Karen Foster Starburst Brads to finish the design. 

All the step by step instructions (in excruciating detail lol!) can be found on the Heartfelt Creations Blog today!  I hope you get a chance to visit the website, you'll find so much inspiration and tons of eye candy!

TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!

11 comments:

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh my little goodness! What a wonderful project! I love, love, love the stamped candle! And the whole centerpiece is gorgeous! Your flowers???? Off the charts! Home run, girl!!

Marisa Job said...

This is stunning!! Hugs!

Olga said...

How wonderful!!! It's gorgeous!

Maureen R said...

Both of your projects this week are breathtaking, as always Anne. I've also done the "candle stamping" and it is fun. But yous is so glorious I can hardly stand it!!! Hugs

Karan Gerber said...

what a gorgeous altered project, love this area. beautiful flowers and details.

Penny Odell said...

Wow Anne, this is amazing. I love the way you added the flowers and butterflies.

Robin said...

Anne, your centerpiece is beautiful! Great project!

Julia Aston said...

How lovely Anne! Wonderful blues and shimmer on your pretty florals and butterflies! SO creative!

Regina Hamilton said...

This is just amazing.

Tracey Fehr said...

Fantastic project Anne! I remember making those stamped candles for craft shows when I went years ago! They have such a neat look! And the holder...you have outdone yourself! Brilliant!
Hugs,
Tracey

SussiPoppins said...

Hi, This is truly an amazing center piece that will grace any table. A real WOW! Inky hugs