Here is a very quick idea for pretty Christmas gifts. Today while we were shopping in the supermarket, I saw some candles in jars. The fragrance and colours were cheering on this dark, rainy Friday. I bought a few, but will probably get some more if they are still there next week. They cost £2 each, which is about $3.
I had an idea for making them look a bit more special and Christmassy.
These candle jars are made of glass and have lids. Each one had a large supermarket label on the front. I saw that the label would peel off easily - and that's the first thing I did.
I have some old ribbons saved from various things in my sewing box, and also a 'bargain pack' of 10 metres assorted Christmas themed ribbons from Ebay. That certainly was a bargain at 99p ($1.59) I began wrapping the ribbons around the jars and tying them in a big bow. A dab of solid glue (like Pritt Stick) on the back of the jar, stops the ribbon from slipping down the jar. I found also, that when the bow is tied, a couple of discreet stitches to the bow will keep it in the right position. Then a final bit of solid glue behind the knot of the bow before snipping the ends to the length required.
They looked good just with the large ribbon bows, but I decided to stick a 'snowflake' on the top of each for extra sparkle. These snowflakes were a gift from a friend, and I have kept enough to use to myself. If I buy some more candles, I will probably keep the tops plain
If you use ribbons on your own candle jars, make sure that the bows do not come above the jar for safety, or remove the ribbon before lighting the candle
I include a link to a ladies blog who has made her own candles
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