Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Candle jewelry

Anyone giving candles as gifts this year? I found this at a local shop - forgive me if everyone already knows about this but I don't get out much! - it's called candle jewelry.

It has these pins in the back and you just...stab the candle with them (that sounds a bit scary, hmm?) and you've got instant candle bling.

Pretty! But I only bought one and it's a gift. So what do I do for my own candles or what do I do if I'd rather not have to buy something?

I grabbed some cute flat buttons, my really small jute string and a pair of scissors.

Simply string your buttons on and give yourself enough length to tie a simple knot in the back. The buttons are adjustable and you can spread them (however many you like!) along the candle either close together or spaced out.

Very nearly instant candle bling! And I already had all this stuff so we'll just say it didn't cost anything. ;)

You could also use elastic string, ribbon, thread - whatever fits your decor and your budget.

I decorated a candle with things I found in my yard earlier this year.

Happy thrifty decorating!


Fairy Footprints said...

I think that is great, I think it will look lovely in a candle.

I think decorating a candle is a neat idea, I didn't think about it lol either.

.•:*¨¨*:•.Blessings*¨2 U 4¨**¨¨*the holidays .•:*¨¨*:•.


Maggi said...

I didn't know about candle bling either! lol Love your take on it, that candle is so cute!

LDH said...

Really cute! I didn't know about candle jewelry either :)

Cindy said...

Oooo I love decorating candles for the seasons or for special occasions. And I didn't know they had candle jewelry either *scratching head* How'd I miss that?
Love the wee buttons and jute twine. Rustic chic, just the way I like it!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Looks like I better get busy doing some of this charming "candle stabbing". : ) But I loved your idea with the buttons too!!
And great quote below, BTW.
Take care,

Joyce said...

I was just in Ikea yesterday and they a dozen little candles for only $1 in red and now I am sorry I did not purchase them. I will definitely keep this idea in mind for another occasion. Thanks for sharing.

theUngourmet said...

I haven't seen these how cool! Nice way to dress up a plain candle!