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!