December 13, 2010

Pottery Barn-inspired Christmas Candles Plus Bling




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Aren't they gorgeous?  Swoon-worthy in my book.  I feel cheap using the word "knock-off" so I always use "xyz-inspired" instead.  And I must give credit not only to Pottery Barn but to my fellow blogger friend Carol over at The Answer is Chocolate.  I had seen these in blog-land and really wanted to make my own, but it wasn't until I saw her post about making one that I actually DID something about it!  So thanks, Carol.  You can check out her tutorial here.

My first attempts called for simple dollar store candles, one "with saint" {Jude, by the way} and one "without."  It didn't matter either way because my Christmas music "wrapping" paper as I like to call it beautifully covered up anything that was on the outside of the original candle.


This one I embellished with a flower, diamond bling already attached.  I then added a plastic gold decorative chain and an angel.  


The flowers are actually dollar store hair pins, which I took apart and used for this project.  I loved the finished candle so much that I actually dragged my daughters back to the dollar store with me to buy them out!


I'm thinkin' it was worth it!

But of course I didn't stop there.

I embellished this one with a repurposed pearl earring on the top, a gossamer fabric bow in the middle and a sterling silver cross for good measure.










I'm pretty happy with them ~ I think I feel some Christmas gift mojo coming on!

The vintage Christmas music images are compliments of  Vintage Feedsacks.  I saved the images onto my computer, copied them in color and trimmed them down to fit the candle.  (Having a scrapbooking paper cutter comes in handy sometimes...)  I used double-sided tape to attach the paper to the glass and the glue gun to attach the embellishments.  Pretty simple and not too shabby!

I hope you like my Pottery Barn knock-offs inspired Christmas candles!  Now if I could just get some elves to wrap all my gifts......

Have a great week!
I'll be linking up here:
 

 




19 comments:

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Oh Kathleen! I had no idea when I saw this in my reader that it would have anything to do w/ my candles. They're absolutely GORGEOUS!! Take that PB! And I must, must, MUST have those hair pins!

Bella said...

Kathleen, these turned out really nice. I've seen these all over too, gosh I am loving all the sheet music projects. Your bling is really cute too, GREAT job.

Come link these up to my party **Amaze me AUgust** I'd really love to share these.

Bella :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I am looking for elves to do my chores also! :-D
Love the candles. I bought supplies to decorate candles last year, but never did anything with it all.
Have a great week.

Parents of a Dozen said...

These caandles are beautiful!

Erin said...

I love how these turned out!! And I don't blame you for wiping them out of those hair clips! Those are great. :)

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Oh joy! I'm so glad you linked these up and I'm even more glad than I already was, that you cleaned out your $1 store of those hair clips. Mine had NOTHING like them.

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

Hopping over. I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Hugs, Katherine
P.S> please stop by for a visit and don't forget to enter my giveaway!

Betsy said...

I just love these and the way you embellished them. The possibilities are endless. The last time I was at the dollar store all the candles were gone. I think I'll have to check again after Christmas. Beautiful!!

Brandi said...

Beautiful Idea! Ps I love Sixpence None the Richer too!

Jana said...

Turned out great!

Come enter for a free paper bead necklace from Heart Strings for Orphans!

http://gigglesglitzandglam.blogspot.com/2010/12/gifts-that-give-back-heart-strings.html

Mormishmom said...

So cute! Thanks for linking up to TOO Cute Tuesday!

http://funkypolkadotgiraffe.blogspot.com

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

BRILLIANT and gorgeous!!! Thanks for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions :) Hope you stop by again soon.

Steph @ BirdhouseFamily said...

These are great! Even better than the originals!

DANA said...

I found you on Tater Tots and Jello! I am loving your blog, I saw it before, but now I am hooked! I would like to invite you to my $50 American Express giveaway and a linky party I have, all going on this week! Happy Holidays! Keep up the great blogging!
-Dana Jean

http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/12/50-american-express-giveaway-ends.html

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Kathleen, I love your candles. They are simply gorgeous, and I wish I had a few for tonight!
Happy New Year!
Ricki Jill

bahar006 said...

These are very very beautiful, loves from Turkey:)

Jeanette Chaney said...

Beautiful and fun! Jeanette

Dria S said...

These are beautiful I would love to have some of these for my coffee table, you did a fantastic job!

Christy Little Our Southern Home said...

So pretty! These would be beautiful on my mantel!

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