Saturday, January 26, 2013

Homemade picture candles

I found this idea on the internet, but was not able to get specific instructions. After much trial and error we came up with the final product. This was made using vases we found for 97 cents at Walmart, vellum, a printer, elmer's spray glue, and aresol mod podge in a matte finish. The trick is allow the vellum time to dry once you have printed the picture. The back side has a picture that I turned into black and white with computer program. For privacy I will not be posting pictures of that side. I found the quote online and typed it up in the computer program and matched it up to be opposite side of page. Using a rotary cutter trim the vellum down to make a sleeve that goes completely around vase. Allow time for the glue to dry before spray with the mod podge. DO NOT touch once you have sprayed until it is dry!!! Use shorter candles so that it will luminate the entire picture when lit.

Hexagon Rose Afghan 2

This one is actually smaller, but I was actually able to put this one together in a little over a month. Thanks to my mom and dear hubby helping sew the pieces together. I made this one for my sister in law for Christmas. She really loved my mothers at Christmas present!

Hexagon Rose Afghan

This project took me over a year to complete. I love the detail, but living in a smaller town it was hard to get the needed supplies. I would have to go out of town to purchase the Caron yarn. To my suprise our local Wal-Mart finally began carrying it towards the end of the project. This was made from a purchased pattern. Mom was really suprised to receive it as a gift!'