Saturday, November 3, 2012

Apple Paper Lace Candle Jar -

I am poured out like water. And all my bones are out of joint.
My heart is like a melted CANDLE within me.
Psalm 22 : 14

Welcome to another Smorgasbord Saturday in connection with My Paper Crafting !  We on the Design Team are challenged to create something with Melin’s cutting or digital files that is more unusual than the mere cards and layouts that we do so well – something out of the ordinary – ‘out of the box,’ as is currently an oft-used term.
My offering for today is ‘out of the box’ – and ‘into the jar’!  I used the ‘Apple Paper Lace cf’ – to re-purpose (one of my favorite things!) an empty food jar into a Candle Jar!   

 This would be a lovely addition to an Autumn table or mantle display and would be a great, quick gift for someone special or as a Thank You gift.

Apple Paper Lace Candle Jar - front, unlit, black lid on
Apple Paper Lace Candle Jar - front, lit (reflected in the lid)

After washing the jar and using ‘GOO Gone’ to remove the label and adhesive, I measured and cut with my Cricut two Apple Paper Lace elements from black cardstock to fit around it and meet with a tiny overlap on both sides.  I cut a piece of red tissue paper to fit around the jar and inside the top and bottom edges of the elements.  I used my ‘Homemade ModPodge’ to first adhere the tissue paper to the jar – and then each of the elements – carefully arranging them to overlap slightly at each side.  I applied another coat of ‘HMP’ over it then, smoothing the little cut parts of the element so they would lay flat.  I hurried the drying process a bit by using my heat gun – ( a hair dryer would also work.)  I then added red and black ‘Recollections’ gems to the side seams and top and bottom edges of the elements in each scallop.  I added another coat of ‘HMP’ to the entire element area to secure the gems well.  I tied a red grosgrain ribbon bow, added a black flower base and a red rosebud.  I then tied the bow to the top of the jar with a narrow black ribbon.  I placed a 1 1/2" candle in it.  A tea light or battery light could be used.

Apple Paper Lace Candle Jar - Side, unlit
Apple Paper Lace Candle Jar - Side, lit

Now it’s Your turn to create something unusual with any one of Melin’s files – then link it over there at My Paper Craft so we all can see!  Be sure to get the FREE file that Melin also offers this week – a cutting file and a digital file – on her site. Let me know if you have any questions for me – I look forward to seeing Your creativity! 


  1. it was great meeting you yesterday at Scrapbook Blessings. This project is awesome!

  2. This is absolutely beautiful!!!!!! I love how this looks with the candle burning, so elegant!


  3. Just lovely! Great way to repurpose a jar. And your homemade Mod Podge sounds very interesting. Thanks for joining us at Creative Cutting Challenge!
    DT Leader

  4. Beautiful work! Thank you so much for joining the challenge!
    <3 Pam
    Creative Cutting Challenge Design Team

  5. Awesome project...I have loads of jars that I could work up a project like this. Thank you for sharing with us in this challenge

    Creative Cutting Challenge DT

  6. What a beautiful project Lynden - you are so talented!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at

    Create With Joy

  7. Your candle is beautiful!
    Creative Cutting Challenge DT


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