Christmas Candles

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We usually bake some goodies to take to all of the neighbors, and while we will be doing that again this year, we wanted to give each of them a little something to keep as well. I thought it would be fun to do some decorative candles. So here is what I did……

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I started with some unscented candles from the Dollar Tree. The Mod Podge was left over from my previous post for photos on canvas. Then, I perused the internet for free printable Christmas sheet music. So many to choose from. After I printed the music, I ripped the page to size, to fit the length of the candle. Cutting it would have made such clean edges and I was going for a more rustic look. I then antiqued the pages, soaking them in some coffee, and drying them out in the oven. The little jingle bells were also purchased at the Dollar Tree in a pack of 20 I think. The black burlap and twine were also left over from previous projects.

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I coated the glass with some mod podge and wrapped the sheet music around it. Let that dry and applied another coat of mod Podge. When that was dry I cut a small strip of burlap and hot clued that on and finished it off with a piece of twine tied through the little bell. Super easy and cheery. I’m thinking a grouping of these would be super cute with various music titles for different Christmas songs.

Paper O’ Plenty

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More paper you ask? I know, but these pages of sheet music are not ripped out of a book. I scrolled the internet for some sheet music. There are tons of options out there and a bazillion of them that you can print for free. So I did. Then, I ever so carefully, ripped the page to fit my candle length. Soaked the print in some coffee and dried them in the oven for a few minutes. It makes the paper even more aged looking and a little crisp. Wrapped the candles with the aged paper and finished it off with some twine.

I have a sweet little decorative looking bird cage that I had in mind to use. So my candles, which were hanging out in a drawer forever, have been brought back into the picture and now have a nice place on our coffee table. Pines cones are from my yard…….they are sort of taking over out there.

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