Thursday, January 20, 2011

Romantic Valentine Candle

So sorry it has taken me sooo long to post!
Fibromyalgia tends to kick my butt after vacationing.
What I plan in my head doesn't always happen...
so I adjust...
A few days of couch time and Emma cuddle time
seems to have helped a lot!
I started feeling better yesterday so
I pulled out a project.

I bought an emergency candle one day while grocery shopping,
knowing I could pretty it up one day.
I saw these pretty doilies on Michelle of Mish Mash's etsy,
and she mailed them out real quick! Thanks Michelle!
This is what I came up with...

I took some Modge Podge and adhered the doily to the candle.
Then I took some vellum and stamped the heart on, cut it out and
used Modge Podge to adhere it to the doily.
I had some sparkly silver hearts so I added that.

It looked like it still needed a little something.
So I added the pink ribbon.
Lookin' good!

Here it is on the shelf.
Pretty and romantic.
Not to mention inexpensive!

Today, I'm feeling way better and have been cleaning.
I have some more things up my sleeve,
hopefully, I can get to them soon!

Linking to:

Weekend Bloggy Reading

Hope you have a great day!
 It's gloomy and freezing in Chicago!
How many days till Spring???



Michelle Wooderson said...

Love this Kim! Thanks for sharing and directing me to your blog. :) Mish

Mel said...

I'm glad to hear you are on the mend Kim.

Your candle went from utilitarian to pretty.

I'm daft; what do you mean by you stamped the vellum? I've obviously never stamped. LOL

Trish-Ladybug said...

Hi Kim so glad you are feeling better I also have the some issues
moslty under stressful conditions

The Candle is so simple thanks for
sharing enjoy... looking forward to
your other projects...:-)


suzieq2 said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog over at
I like your candle, and I love Michelle's blog with all her doilies and pretty things. I will have to check out her etsy store. Sorry to hear you have Fibromyalgia - my husband has it too.
Thanks for sharing!!

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

So cute! I love projects like this. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

goldenbird said...

Very pretty, Kim. Looks like a fun project, too. Sorry to hear you have fibromyalgia. I have heard how difficult that can be.


Hi Kim,
Very sweet project! Sorry to hear your fibro was acting up :(
Have a great weekend!

abeachcottage said...

Love this candle. Simple, cute and very lovely!

Crickit said...

Very cute Kim! I love it!


Oh I love it Kim so sweet (:)
thanks on my B day wishes too

Judi said...

Hi Kim
What a cute project. How sweet...the doilies are pretty too.

I sure do hope you are feeling better Kim! Have a good weekend.

Look beyond the picket fence said...

That is very cute! I wanted to buy some candles. After seeing this I know I have to get them. I hope I do not need an emergency to use them. Glad to hear you are feeling better and back to crafting! OMG stay warm there in Chicago. That is brutal weather and I think it is coming my way!

Here On Crow Creek said...

Bless your heart hun, I hope you are feeling better:) your candle is adorable. Reminds me of one I seen today at Hobby Lobby.Great job.

Paula said...

I think that you have inspired me to make something similar for a Valentine's decoration. This is a cute idea!

Hope you feel better soon!

Turley Times said...

So simple and cute! Thanks for sharing!


Wendy said...

I hope you are feeling better!

That turned out really cute :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oh, Kim, I love it! The pink ribbon is the perfect touch. :) Hope you're feeling better today! Thanks for joining in the party. :)

Mary Joy said...

I love fun and easy and pretty and it looks like you found a way to do all three!!! :D

Glad you are starting to feel better!!!

Visiting from Amanda's party...

Building Home with Him,

Mary Joy

Julies Knit & Sew Corner said...

Thank you Kim for your kind comments. I do hope you are more yourself soon, last week I had my treatment for an iron infusion which was a much needed boost. Thats why I love making things to take my mind somewhere else. This candle decoration is quite lovely, I like the idea with the doilie. best wishes Julie.C