Friday, September 9, 2011

Autumn Is Here Blog Hop - Day 1

Welcome to the "Autumn Is Here Blog Hop" hosted by our talented Kathryn from Creations With Kathryn.

Are you ready for Autumn? I know I am ready. We had record breaking 100+ days all summer. Our electric bill has been out of this world. I am sooooooo glad we are cooling off. Temperatures have dropped over 30 degrees in the last week. I really hope it is here to stay. 

Hopefully you are coming from Michelle with Peanut Butter & Jelly Designs. If you have just stumbled onto my blog and want to start from the very beginning you can go to Creations With Kathryn.

I really have no idea where I came up with my ideas for this hop. I remember seeing a candle in a magazine and ideas started popping in my head.

A friend gave me this angel back before I got married. She knew I collected angels and when she saw this, she thought of me. I usually set it out at Christmas with a Snow Candle from Party Lite on it. I thought why not use it for other seasons too. I purchased a $4.99 cinnamon and spice candle from Hobby Lobby that was on sale for $2.49. I also purchased a 1 pound box of paraffin - with my 40% off  coupon at Hobby Lobby. I looked all over and could not find leaves I wanted to use. I don't have a Michael's near me and I really hate that. Last week mom and I went to Wichita to get music for my church choir. We ran by Michael's and I found the size of leaves I wanted ($6.99) and was able to use a 40% off coupon. I have more paraffin and leaves than I know what to do with. I have always wanted to make candles. Maybe this is just what I need to start doing that.

I heated the paraffin and dipped my leaves into it. I heated it in the microwave. It started to cool off before I was done dipping the leaves. My embossing heat gun worked very well to keep the paraffin melted while dipping. I then hot glued the leaves onto my candle.

Something was missing so I took some of my leaves and sat the candle on top of them.

Now I have a pretty fall candle to set out during Autumn.

Be sure and come back tomorrow to see what else I came up with. I would love for you to leave a comment and become a follower.

The next stop on you hop is Tina with Tina Time

Until next time ~ VinDeeLoo


WAM Family said...

Oh this is priceless!!! So bright and warm, very inviting. I love that you used a holder I would have only used for Christmas and turned it into a Autumn one. TFS

Thank you for participating in this hop. It is always a pleasure to have you.


Patti Ross said...

beautiful project! Thanks so much for inspiring all of us!

Patti Ross

Erika said...

What a nice idea! It's a good thing you don't have a Michael's near you...I spend waaay too much money there!

Jess B. said...

Isn't Autumn the best! Don't get me wrong I love my rainbow colors of the summer but nothing beast these rich colors. Great project.

Jess B.

Brenda said...

Your candle looks great! It's wonderful that you can adapt this for different holidays.

Cathie w said...

so the fall and all that comes with it


Leah said...

OH I love your candle!!! Beautiful!!!


mjblahnik56 said...

Love this candle. I am a new follower

A Creative Journey said...

What a great way for you to decorate the candle! Beautiful! Would look great on a festive table! TFS! I am a follower and would be honored if you would check out my blog and become a follower too if you already aren't at
Have a great day!

silvia said...

Fabulous candy!!! I LOVE your leaves!!!

TheScrapbookgirl at CricutConfessions said...

Wonderful idea! Great that you can use the gift all year too!


Dee said...

Very original autumn idea. Love it. I am a follower. TFS


Judy said...

Beautiful candle and great use of the angel! I love how you dipped the leaves in paraffin. Wonderful ideas, thanks for sharing. I follow...

Anonymous said...

Lovely fall decor

Smiles Sher

Running Turtle said...

Very pretty! It's amazing how you turned something so "ordinary" into a peice of art...I think its too pretty light! But what a gorgeous centerpiece that would!

Theresa said...

What a neat idea to decorate a candle! I think this is a great idea for ANY time of year and any season...I might have to try this out ASAP :)

Angie said...

Lovely candle. A new idea - like it.
Thank you for sharing your crafty ideas. said...

What a great idea:) I love it!

lovescrapreflect said...

you are ready for fall now lol

lmkindell1 said...

Beautiful. so cute


Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful I have never seen a candle holder like this love it. the fall leaves are perfect. thanls for sharing and for the chance to win.
new follower

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Beautiful fall candle.
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Michelle said...

Your house is going to be looking beautiful come the holiday time... this is such a cute idea. Your so talented.
mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
If your not yet a follower I would love it if you would stop on by and let me know what you think.

Amy E said...

What an awesome idea! Did you dip real fall leaves or paper ones? I didn't see where you mentioned, or I missed it!

I'm a new follower!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

vick6740 said...

I love this!! It must really stick out in your home. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!