Here's how this started:
I've had these battery operated candles for a long time. Not pretty but thats what we're going to do today. I made candle holders out of paper!! I started by using a 5.5 X 8.5 inch piece of typing paper. I wanted to start this with cheap paper! I used the Flower Border Die on the long edge of the paper, this involves some partial die cutting, but we'll get to that later!
I loosely wrapped this piece around the largest candle and decided that a 1inch flap would would to close it.
So now it was time to work with real cardstock. For these candle holders, I used an 80lb weight, white cardstock cut at 5.5 X 8.5 inches.
Line up the die as normal along the top of the 8.5 inch side. I left the very end plus one flower uncovered by the top cutting plate then ran it through. I removed the die and lined up the die using one of the notches on the die..
Now place the cutting plate over so the end of the die is not covered. If this portion is covered, it will cut the border out completely. It should look like this:
I did this three times to create all three holders. To make the holders fit the different heights of the candles, I trimmed 1 inch off the bottom for the tallest candle, making it 8.5 X 4.5, the middle candle was 8.5 X 3.5 and the smallest ended up being 8.5 X 2.75 inches.
Now the fun part part! To decorate, I used the Stitched Pretty Flower and Leaves Dies along with the Bunch of Stitched Doily Dies. I went with a simple black and white theme.
I used the largest doily as a little mat and the other three as a backdrop for the flowers.
I think these turned out kind of cute. Start to finish they took about an hour to make, that's including making a template!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed todays longer post and found a little inspiration!
See you soon!!