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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Simple Holiday Craft with a Vintage Dish


I am sorry I have not written a posting for the past week or so.  I was away, but now I am back to work again!

I have accumulated several clear vintage cut glass dishes and decided to use them to make holiday candle decorations.  I am using the vintage dish as the plate for a pillar candle.  You can easily find many types of small plates that will work for this craft at a flea market or garage sale.

Buying pillar candles in a multi-pack saves a little money over buying one pillar candle if you want to make more than one decoration.  I found a multi-pack of red pillars at Michaels.  Select any color that you like for your decoration!

Also at Michaels, I found a holiday garland to use in making a candle wreath.  Both Michaels and A.C. Moore have a selection of garlands to choose from.

I measured around the circumference or edge of the dish to see how long the garland should be.  Then I used a pair of wire cutters to cut the garland to the desired length plus about 2 inches of overlap.  Then I overlapped the ends of the cut piece of garland and tied them together with green floral wire, which I also found at Michaels.  To finish it off, I cut a length of wired ribbon to make a bow for the candle ring.

The finished holiday candle decoration looks like this:

I hope you enjoyed reading this post about a simple holiday craft.  Please comment on this post and let me know what topics are of interest for future posts.


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