Thursday, December 10, 2009

The ADHD Christmas creation

~If you haven't already, leave a comment on the post below for a holiday blog candy giveaway!
Granny Panty Chic: Loopy for Christmas (and a giveaway)

I have two college students who are broke (and so are their parents), but they have the desire to give their friends (and their current squeezes) nice little gifts. With finals and their busy schedules, not only are they broke, but crunched for time as well.
When Heidi Swapp posted this super cool project with candles on her blog, Heidi Swapp Candle Project along with a quick instructional video, I thought it'd be fun to try it for myself, but now my son has asked me to pick up some candles for him to try his hand at as well. She used darling Santa brushes from House of Three. I printed out some images (including sheet music) I already had to try, got excited about the results and subsequently nearly cleaned Michael's out of their Christmas candles.
The best part for my college students is that each candle takes only a few dollars and 5 minutes or less to create.
Since these little projects too so little time, I had a few minutes to play at making a Christmas card.
Materials used: Oooooooooold Melissa Frances papers, text paper, vintage sheet music, creaft store poinsettias, Prima flower centers, Ranger Stickles and vintage glass glitter.


6 comments:

Jingle said...

wow! Your candles came out great! I really love the images you used!

Blessed Ladybug said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and the candels are awesome... what did you do to get the paper to stick... do u need a heat gun?.... wonderful idea.. and i find that people like it more when you make it yourself.... Love the music....

Photographing Mom said...

Would a hair dryer work for a "heating tool"?

Janelle said...

That is a fantastic project--I like the vintage photos you used even better than Heidi's images! Hmm...wonder if I can find any pillar candles at Michael's...?

Delightful Dwelling said...

Those candles are gorgeous! What a neat idea for a gift.

Wingnut said...

Thank you so much for sharing these candles on your blog! I'm not a HS blog follower so I wouldn't have come across this otherwise. I've now bookmarked it for future reference!