Monday, January 4, 2010

{Monogrammed Candles}

Oh, how I looove candles!
If there was one thing I "collected", that would be it.
I also love to give candles to other people {go figure}!

This year for Christmas, I needed an easy, inexspensive {read: cheap} gift, and then I needed 2 of them.
One for my mom, one for my Sweetheart's mom.
I wandered the aisles at Michael's for hours...
{probably only one hour, but it was a while.}

I finally found my solution, and it turned out so cute I just had to share!

Here's what you'll need:

A jar candle

Ribbon {I used 2 kinds}

Paint to match

Small letters {they can be hard to find, so you may have to improvise}

A hot glue gun or super glue

First, you'll need to paint your letters. Front, back, sides, all of it! Make sure the paint is thoroughly dry before moving on to the next thing.

{With my candle I did first and last initial; you can do that, or your own monogram version. Whatever works best!}

Next, be sure to peel the label off of the candle and heat your hot glue gun.

Once it's ready, hot glue that letter right onto the jar!

{Arrange it however you like!}

The last step is to tie your ribbon around the mouth of the jar. I used 2 different types of ribbon {I couldn't resist the brown/gold combo!}, but if you only have one kind, that would work, too! Just make it look good. I'm sure you can figure that out on your own. :)

And here it is!

They turned out very cute, and the ladies loved them!
'Cause really, who doesn't love a monogram? *wink, wink*

These would be great to make for birthdays, bridal showers...very easy, not much expense...sounds good to me! I'm already planning the next one I'll be making. ;)

{Linking up to Kimba's DIY Day!}


Anonymous said...

Super cute and easy! Thanks for posting!!!

Courtney @ One Fine Wire said...

That's so simple! Thanks for the advice...Happy New Year!!

Lucy Marie said...

Very very cute! I like that idea.

Valerie said...

What a great crafty little project! I starred this post to come back to if I ever need a quick and easy gift.

I'm very in to monograms right now, so I just might have to do one for me!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

I love anything monogramed - great idea. Thanks for posting.

Treasia Stepp said...

What a pretty little gift they did make. I love those.

Delightful Dwelling said...

Those are so pretty, what a neat idea!

Angie Holden said...

Very pretty! Great idea!

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

very pretty! Those are my daughter's initials! :)

Rhonda Gaffney said...

Cute idea and so simple! Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

I love it. Easy, inexpensive, and perfectly gifty. My kind of project!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I like it! It's going on my list for 2010 gifts. I figure if I started writing down the ideas now I should be ready!

Brian and Ashley said...

That's really cute! Simple and adorable!

carolyn said...

Those are a great idea. So simple yet effective. Just think of what they would cost in a boutique shop. Thanks for sharing this.