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Sunday, 19 December 2010

Candle Box

This is the gift Box I have made for the candle for My MIL. I have stuck with the Forever Friends theme and decorated an old Mini Cheddars canister with some gorgeous snowflake paper by K & Co I had in a smashing bargain pack from the NEC last November!!! It was just slightly too small to go all around the canister so I covered the join with blue ribbon and incorporated it as a decorative feature :)

I used a thin velvet ribbon to trim the bottom and some lovely pompom trim for the top. The centre image is a FF sticker added to a piece of card I cut from an old gift card. I used a Promarker to add a coloured edge and it bled into the card with a kind of mottled effect that I quite liked. I added a bit of stickles twinkles for good measure.

For the top I covered the date up (Christmas 2006, I've obviously had the canister for a long while....) with a scrap of card, added another FF sticker with some stars and splodged some stickles snowflakes inbetween. I added a tag to match the backing paper and Voila

I used some scrunched up tissue paper inside to cushion the bottom, wrapped the candle up with another sheet and then another scrunchie on the top so it is well protected.

All in all, a lovely gift which has cost next to nothing to make. I've even included the batteries :)

I would like to enter this project into the following Challenges :-


Pattie G said...

What a great idea for a candle box! Love the image too, Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
hugs ♥

Sandi said...

Mandy - this is a perfect idea for a gift!
Happy Holidays!
Thanks for playing in our challenge!
☺ Sandi
DT Lead Team 1 for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh what a fabulous idea for a candle gift box!! Love the beautiful papers and all the exta details from the pom fills to the stickles! I will have to CASE this project for sure.

Thanks for playing along with us at StampFairy!!

pinky said...

This is just adorable Mandy, love the little pompoms. Thanks for playing along at StampFairy this week.

Chocoholic said...

Oh, this is just TOO gorgeous to give away Mandy . . . how did you manage it!?

Love crafts forever said...

Gorgeous project. Thanks for playing with Stampin With The Dragon and OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya.

Saskia said...

Wow... gorgeous box, very sweet!!

Great to see your work at Freshly Brewed Challenges! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Greetings, Saskia :)

racinggrandma61 said...

You have really been busy.

Wonderful job on the box. TY for joining us at Stamp-n-doodle challenges and be sure to come back in 2 weeks and join us again.

Good luck and Happy Holidays

Laralee DT

Anonymous said...

Awsome job on the box. I love what you did with it. Thanks for playing with us at Stamping With The Dragon.


Jasmine Wilmany said...

That's a good idea! Great job!
★ Jasmine Wilmany


Dawn said...

Such a fun idea- and I love your image.
Thank you for joining us this week at
Happy Holidays.

Gemma said...

a fantastic creation! Thanks so much for joining in our last challenge of the year at One Stitch at a Time! Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to you! Gemma :)

Casper said...

Hiya again Mandy!

You are so clever & such a busy crafter!

That's what we like to see. A comitted crafter!

1. What an amazing project, love the pom poms!The colours are so cool too!

2.Love your snowman card too, lots of entries, thank you for choosing to join us again for our last challenge of 2010 at OSAAT!

Great to have you join in the fun!

(sorry the link for your Snowman card is not working)

But it is so well made it is very noticable & clear how much work you put into all your crafting!

Wishing you & your family a Merry Christmas & a Happy New year!

All the best for 2011 !

Take care
Big Hugs

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous box what a great idea...thanls for joining us at Alphabet challenge.

Claire said...

fab idea, love it! Thanks for joining us at Fairy Knoll and good luck
Claire xx

Scrapbook Sisters Blog said...

Thank you for entering your lovely card in our 15th Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge. Julie and Karen x

Chrissie said...

Super project Mandy and thanks for joining us for my final challenge at CCC
Happy Christmas

Julie said...

What a lovely box I'm sure your mother in law willbe delighted! Thank you for sharing it with this weeks Card challenge atScrapbook Sisters. Julie x

downrightcrafty said...

wow fabulous sparkle and shine and this gorgeous creation, thank for sharing it with us at Stampin with the Dragon
Hug and a Happy Xmas
Kate xx

downrightcrafty said...

What a gorgeous creation, thank you for sharing it with us at Winter Wonderland this week. Pop back on the 31st December for some exciting news
Hugs and have a great Xmas
Kate xx

Denise @ kc242 said...

What an lovely project! Thanks so much for joining us at the creative card crew!

Hestia's Helper said...

Batteries?? For a candle?? The non-burning kind, I guess! (-:

This is a great gift idea and it fits in my budget! (-: Thanks for the details of how you put it together!

Thank you for joining us at the Fresh Brewed Merry Christmas Challenge.


Jana said...

Great packaging for you gift. I love the cheery images. And you recycled which makes it all the much better. Thanks so much for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI. It's always a joy to see your creations.

Dawn said...

Oh how lovely is this? Thanks for joining us at OSAAT

Jennie said...

This is gorgeous! Such a neat idea :)
Thank you so much for joining us at IDIC this week


Shawne said...

So glad to know I'm not the only one who keeps these canisters for ages, I love how you used it, totally cute, great design, thanks for popping by again!

Maria (inkymits) said...

This is a great project,i love it!
Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week and Merry Christmas!
Maria x

furrypig said...

Thanks for joining us at IDIC this week and sharing your great creation. Sorry this is the same message I am leaving on all entries now as I am running out of time so close to Christmas! Merry Christmas.

Michele said...

very cute packaging for a candle! Thanks for playing the Critter Sketch Challenge.
Merry Christmas,

LindaS said...

Such an creative idea. Love the colors and desing - especially the ribbon in the top catching up all the blue colors in your desing. WTG. Thanks for joining Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.
LindaS, DT.

Gurkiss said...

Wonderful candle box you made :)

Thank you for joining us at IDIC.

Hugs Gurkiss

MauMau88 said...


Alphabet Challenge

Suzi said...

Wonderful gift holder. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations.
Suzi xx

Carissa said...

Such a cute idea, I never would have thought to wrap a candle this way. Thanks for joining us on the Stamp Fairy challenge.
Hugs, Carissa

Colleen said...

This is adorable - I love the little pom poms:) Thanks for playing along at Critter Sketch Challenges!

coldwaters2 said...

WOW this is stunning and what a brilliant idea I so love the images thank you for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations.
Lorraine x

Lena said...

Hello Mandy,
So sweet gift box. I love stamp you've used and your colouring is fantastic.
Thanks for joinin us at DDCC.
Hugs and happy new year.

marsha said...

Mandy, how lovely and creative - the perfect Christmas gift! Thanks so much for joining us for the Critter Sketch Challenge and we hope you will join us for our next exciting challenge!

Jen said...

What a fun gift box to's awesome! thanks for playing with us at the Hotspot @ Studio 313...have a great New Year!

Jenni said...

Gorgeous gift box Mandy, I'm sure it went down well with your Mum-in-law. Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Creations for this challenge.
Jenni x

A.J. said...

Great recycling idea! Thanks for joining in with our “Punch it Out” challenge at Craft Your Days Away and Anything Goes over at OSAAT.

Crafty Creations by AJ