Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Handmade Gift-Giving ...It IS the thought that counts

Wedding season is upon us.  How do I know this?  Well, for one, I read it on Facebook, so it has to be true.  I can tell you this; love is in the air in our family. My sister's youngest is getting married soon.  Wedding preparations are under way and I've been "volun-told" to make several crafty things in preparation.


I sought to make something decorative for the couple-to-be and decided on a decorative candle.  But how to personalize?  Well, I inquired as to the colors of the wedding and they are gray and coral.   In looking through my coloring tools, I have a gray and I have what looks to be a light peach.  Maybe that will work?   I chose the word "Faith" because my nephew plays in the worship band at church and he and his bride-to-be are strong in faith.  What better foundation for a marriage?


I begin to work.  Uh, oh, this light peach color a.k.a faux coral, is a bit brighter orange than I thought.  And the gray?  It's a bit dark.  What to do?  The only thing a crafter can do; work with what you've got.





So the colors don't exactly match the theme of the wedding.  I could probably have gone crafty shopping (seriously, it was the perfect excuse to go shopping!) but instead, I poured all the love I had into this project, using the tools I had at hand.  While I was at it, I learned that yes, using a heat tool and wax paper on the mesh ribbon will also melt the ribbon onto the candle (which is what I was going for).   Bonus!


I learned something new, and, I created a beautiful, personal gift for someone special.  I think the sweet couple will recognize that this came from my heart, and isn't that really what matters?  

You can learn about the technique I used to decorate this candle here:






I would love to thank the makers of the products I used today as they are products I absolutely adore.  Take a look!



Additional Supplies: ADORNit Art Play Paintables "Home" collection, Marvy Le Pen black ultra fine point, Tombow Dual Brush pens in Groovy, Bright and Soda Shop, May Arts Ribbon green mesh, May Arts Ribbon natural burlap string, Doodlebug Designs enamel dots, Stickles Tropical Tangerine glitter glue, heat embossing tool, Tombow Mono Aqua Glue




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