Sunday, November 13, 2011

Burlap is Best

Today was Jaxson's FIRST birthday party! So, later this week I will fill you all in on some of the fun and easy projects I did for the party.  It seemed to be a hit and even though he might not remember it; I know he felt very special and loved today. Thank you to all the friends and family that came out to celebrate his first year of life!

On to today's quick and easy project...

Here is what you need:
  • Burlap (I wish I could remember where we got it! We went so many places this week, but I know it was $14... I know that sounds pricey, but I promise more fun and easy projects in the future. So, it will not go to waste.)
  • Pull out the good ol' Spray Adhesive again
  • Any clear candle holders sitting around your house
  • Scissors
Lay your candle down on the edge of the burlap. Cut along the top edge of the candle. Roll the candle to see how much burlap you will need. 

You should have a rectangle. Spray several layers of the adhesive.

Roll the candle, pressing the burlap onto the glass. 
Trim the edges...

Oh I just love mini makeovers to give something a fresh look!

~Happy Relaxing~

On a side note... the adhesive can obviously get really sticky... just a hint to get it off some surfaces and especially your fingers, use rubbing alcohol and it should take it right off.

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  1. What a great idea and I love the texture of the burlap and how it looks when the candles are lit. Happy Birthday to that handsome young man, Jaxson! New to your blog through Teach Me Tuesdays.

  2. Okay...this is awesome! Burlap is my most favorite! This post is so informative and inspirational. I think my subscribers would really enjoy reading this. I would love for you to come share it at Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on Frugally Sustainable today. And, I really hope that you will put Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways on your list of carnivals to visit and link to each Wednesday! Here’s the link:

    Andrea @ Frugally Sustainable
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  3. Hey Gen and Andrea! Thank you for your kind words and encouragement :) I'm glad you liked the post!

  4. Too pretty!! I love these :) New follower here. Would love it if you could stop by and share this at my linky party. It ends tonight! :)

    Also, PRETTY PLEASE stop by and check out Random Acts of Kindness Week going on right now! Would love to see you be a part of it!!

  5. Nikki... Thanks for joining :) I will stop by both and join in on your linky party!!

  6. That is a fantastic idea and so easy. Would make great greats. Thanks!

  7. Thanks Sandy!! :) I knew what you meant.

  8. Kristy! You made it:) Thank you so very much for linking up to Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways:) I'm so happy to "meet" you! I am totally loving your blog and your posts! I really hope you make Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways a part of your Wednesdays! And keep the great posts comin'
    Very sincerely,
    Andrea @ Frugally Sustainable

  9. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing at What's In The Gunny Sack! I wanted to let you know that I am featuring these today. Come check it out:

  10. I am so in love with burlap this season, so was so happy when I found these. Quick and easy and beautiful, who wouldn't make these. I'm hoping you post this at Sunday's Best party going on now. Have a great thanksgiving!Following you now!

  11. Thank you Tonia!!!

    Cathy, thank you for the add!! Where is the Sunday's Best party?! I would love to participate.

  12. So pretty --- thank you so much for sharing!
    Blessings, Becky

  13. the candles look so cool when lit up! great effect from the burlap.

    Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday :)

  14. My hubs is going out today, I in a good spot with what I am serving for tomorrow's big day, so tonight I'll be making a few of these. Thanks for a great idea. Wishing you a great Thanksgiving, and for sharing with Sunday's Best.