It was so exciting to see how this came about. It’s such an easy project too! If you don’t get the magazine, here are the steps and supplies you need to create this embellished and decorated candle project on a battery operated candle (not a real candle!): You’ll need a battery operated candle, vintage sheet music or scrapbook paper, old buttons, baubles or other kinds of decor, tacky glue, and stamps or a printer. For the main example picture, I ran my sheet music through my printer, but I’ve also used stamps as demonstrated below.
Start by either stamping your image onto the paper, or printing on it with your printer. I love using the Graphics Fairy for my vintage images. Once your image is stamped or printed you are ready for the next step. I love using vintage sheet music for projects, like this one.
Trim your vintage sheet music so that when glued on, it has a little bit of an edge at the top and the bottom of the candle. You can go all of the way up to the top and bottom, but by leaving a little bit of room the trim can also adhere to the candle, not just the paper.
Once your sheet music is glued on, let dry completely. You may need to smooth out any bubbles that form under where the paper is glued. Make sure to over lap the paper on the back and glue to itself to help it stay on.
Once the glue is dry, the trim and lace pieces can be added on. Using super tacky glue helps keep the trim in place while it dries. Trim is one of those decor items that just makes everything look better like this lampshade.
Attach the embellishments to the candle in the same way. The candle may need to rest on it’s side while they dry depending on how heavy they are. It’s helpful to pick bits and pieces with a lot of surface to help them adhere.
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