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DIY Candy Cane Candle

DIY Candy Cane Candle

DIY Candy Cane Candle is easy and fun!

Hey everyone let’s make some DIY Candy Cane Candle’s for our table today!  Hope your day is wonderful and warm this Thursday.  Hello I Live Here has made one final project for Christmas, our DIY Candy Cane Candle.  I had one red candle holder so I decided to dress it up for my final Christmas 2013 project this year.  It was a simple DIY candy cane candle project you can pretty much make with everything you have left from your Christmas decorating sprees.  It makes all those Micheal’s and Joann’s craft trips worth that one free project with the left overs and came up with this great new DIY Candy Cane Candle to match my other projects.

DIY Candy Cane Candle

I used all the left over things from my other projects, glitter, fake snow, old red candle holder, red/white stripped candy canes and my burlap and red/white stripped string from Target.  Let’s get started on this quick little DIY Candy Cane Candle project!  Make sure you collect all the items you will use for your project.

DIY Candy Cane Candle

First, I cleaned the candle holder, and dried it.  Then I took my hot glue gun and added my four unwrapped candy canes to the side as shown below.

DIY Candy Cane Candle

Next, I added a coat of Minwax quick dry Polyurethane purchased from The Home Depot to seal the candy canes.

DIY Candy Cane Candle

After that, I added flocked snow letting it dry, and following that with a quick spray of silver glitter.

DIY Candy Cane Candle

Then, I added my ribbons tied into a beautiful bow of burlap twin and red/white string.

DIY Candy Cane Candle

The finished DIY Candy Cane Candle Holder matches my red and white Easy Candy Cane Vase and Joy stocking hanger from our previous projects.

DIY Candy Cane Candle

This was a fast and simple project taking all of about 15 minutes to create.  I just couldn’t waste my left over items, so this DIY Candy Cane Candle cost me nothing to make but my time bringing loads of fun!

I want to thank all of you for reading all our posts we shared this Christmas season, including the Christmas Ornament featured on Bob Vila nation and art projects featured on Hometalk. I hope our Christmas creations have inspired you this Christmas season to up cycle left over and older items.  From the Hello I Live Here family to yours, may you all have the best Christmas this year!  See you for new Christmas decor ideas in December 2014! 😉

Linda

DIY Christmas Art

DIY Christmas Art

Make easy DIY Christmas Art that is fun, reusable, and amazing!

Happy Sunday everyone!  Hello I Live Here’s Christmas post for today is DIY Christmas Art! Yep, we are recycling some old frames from our basement decorator corner.  We kept the DIY Christmas art simple and classic using an ordinary black and gold frame and removed the old photos to add our own DIY Christmas Art 🙂  Because the frame is so versatile once you are done using it for Christmas, simply change that ribbon and add a couple photos of your children or grandchildren and continue using it year round.

DIY Christmas Art

Here’s how we made our DIY Christmas Art project:

First, we searched our decor area for the perfect long frame.  I wanted a frame that had two smaller pictures and I knew I wanted it to be black and gold.  After I found it I ran straight to my crafts table and got to work 🙂  I cut the paper on the back open, removed the inside cardboard backing by pushing back on the staples, and removed the glass, storing it for later use.

DIY Christmas Art

Then, we took out the two smaller photos, turned them over and used Mod Podge glue to stick down our cut out piece of burlap that has a few sparkles in it.

DIY Christmas Art

We glued two small black clothes pins purchased from Joann’s to the burlap to hold our new art.

DIY Christmas Art

Then, we painted a small wooden Angel and star (both purchased from Michael’s) –in red.

DIY Christmas Art

Once the angel and star dried, we clipped them under the small black clothes pins.

DIY Christmas Art

To finish the look, we used burlap and red and white twine we purchased from Target – The same twin we used in our DIY Joy Stocking Hanger post last night.  Once finished we hung next to our Christmas tree upstairs.

DIY Christmas Art

This was an easy, under $5.00 project for Hello I Live Here.  We had everything left in our craft room to use for this project, including the angel and the star (which I use as package tags when I wrap my gifts).  This simple project took about 30 minutes to create – and the best thing I can use this again after Christmas is over.

DIY Christmas Art

That’s Hello I Live Here’s post for today!  I hope you are enjoying the art projects.  Have a wonderful Sunday!!!

 

Linda

Easy Candy Cane Vase

Easy Candy Cane Vase

Easy Candy Cane Vase

Hi everyone!  Linda here from Hello I Live Here showing you how to make an easy candy cane vase to showcase the beautiful flower of your choice for your Christmas table.

Easy Candy Cane Vase

I went past my favorite thrift store and purchased a couple tall glasses.  I used tall water glasses because I wanted enough room left at the bottom so I could place twine around and around. While I was out, I stopped by Target for a couple large boxes of Candy Canes, not the small ones, but I am sure they could be used 😉  I also picked up a couple tree ornaments, a small spool of twine and some red and silver ribbon to show case on the glass from Joann’s.

Easy Candy Cane Vase Needs

I also stopped at my favorite florist Richter’s in Ballwin, Mo.  As you can see they have beautiful roses.  If you live in the area, make sure you stop by and visit Richter’s, they have a wonderful Christmas section, and a display case that dates all the way back to the 1904 St Louis World’s Fair.  (A lovely handmade piece that Bob Vila who showed you our Rustic Christmas wreath, would love!)

Here’s how Hello I Live Here made the easy candy cane vase.

First, I washed the glass making sure there was no oil or left over hand prints.  After drying, I got to work by hot gluing large candy canes to the outside of the glass until the circle was finished.

Easy Candy Cane Vase

Next, I wrapped the bottom of my glass with burlap twin.  I went round and round until I felt it was enough, so you can use your best judgment until you get the look you want.

Easy Candy Cane Vase

Then, I added the Red and silver ribbon by hot gluing around the center, and made a bow.  I wanted to carry the burlap twin up, so I added it around the center of the ribbon.

Easy Candy Cane Vase

Finally, I added my roses and greenery.  I used real flowers, so I made sure to add water to the cup in the center.

Easy Candy Cane Vase

To finish the piece, I added small red old fashioned boots, and a lovely metallic Christmas tree, all which were hot glued.

Easy Candy Cane Vase

That’s our lovely center piece for you today.  I hope you enjoy whipping up this pretty center piece.  This little vase also makes a wonderful gift idea if you have been invited to a dinner party.   Thanks for stopping by!  See you all tomorrow with our next Christmas craft idea.

Linda