Friday, October 7, 2011

Candle Holders & Vase

In my previous blog (here) I mentioned I was making candle holders and vases (decorating) to give to colleagues for Christmas presents.  Initially I thought I was starting way to early, but now I'm glad I got an early start on things because it's going to take much longer than I anticipated.

If you missed my earlier blog (here) let me start from the beginning (guess I'm feeling a bit long winded)   LOL

I started off with a brandy snifter



I tore up tissue paper and glued it on... this is what it started to look like





After a day of letting it dry, I started the fun work, painting...

This is the first one I painted...


I painted the next snifter silver...and added some silver mica powder to give it a little sparkle.  Up close it sparkles in the light and shows off a blush sheen - unfortunately I couldn't pick up the sparkle in any of my pictures.  :-(















My next experiment was with a small vase (sorry no before picture) but this is what it looked like once I had it all 'tissued' up.




And here's the after painted turquoise & chocolate.














Here's pictures of all three together...









It took me approximately a week to finish 2 candle holders and 1 small vase.  I showed them off to a friend and he thinks I should start selling them... 

I have about 13 more to go; I'm glad I got a head start!  The holidays are approaching LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!

15 comments:

Ispirato Design said...

These are amazing- I'm stealing this idea! We used to do something similar with torn masking tape but these are much prettier.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Good thing you started early. The silver one is my favorite.

Comeca Jones said...

I know you love to paint so looks like you will have fun making gifts for those you love.Have a great weekend!

Peggy said...

I love the turquoise vase! It's really beautiful and the candle glow is amazing through the tissue!

Diane said...

You are one talented lady. I have been visiting your blog - love, love the breakfast table and chair re-do. I am also following you now. Diane

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

They look great, and will make fantastic gifts. The silver one could definitely work year round, and would look great on a table surrounded by white florals. Good job.

Beth said...

VERY Pretty! Such pretty colors and I don't know which is my favorite, but the gold one looks Christmas-y!

Rhissanna said...

These are amazing! Thank you for posting a picture of what they look like with a lit candle. (new follower)

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog tonight! Come check it out and grab a button :)
http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/10/your-whims-wednesday-29.html

Andrea @Oasis Accents said...

I used a similar technique to make tissue paper lamp shades...try crumpling up your tissue paper. You still get all the texture without the time involved with small pieces. I did a LOT of lamp shades before I figured this out :/ Try one and see if you like the look. Hope that helps =)

Karen said...

What a lovely idea! Thank you for sharing. God bless x

Kammy Wielenga said...

Love these! Such a fun n' easy but elegant gift!! Would love for you to share these over at Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday on the Korner. http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com/2011/10/trash-2-treasure-tuesdays-3.html

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

Those are so pretty! I've seen walls done with the tissue paper.

How sweet to have started making your Christmas gifts.

Dee

Mandy said...

Hi there (forgive me I couldn't find your name on your blog!)I wanted you to know that your candle holders and vase that you shared at Project Queen's Christmas Craft Tutorial Link Party was one of the 3 projects that were viewed the most! I will be featuring them tomorrow evening. Thanks so much for linking up and posting the button. Hope you come back again and share another great craft idea.

Yolanda Crisostomo said...

Very pretty! I've done this with votive holders but never with the goblet which I think is very classy :) Thanks for sharing. I shared this with our group members on CafeMom - Holiday and Party Crafts - with a link back to your blog for the tutorial. Have a 3B Day! Bright! Beautiful! Blessed!