Growing In Unity Day 3 ~ Christmas is Coming!

It is Day THREE of Unity all Week here on my blog.

Today's project is Altered Candles and Gift Box that is designed specially to hold 4 little candles! I found this tutorial HERE by Katie.

I started with 4 plain candles (vanilla scented). I stamped the sentiment from Unity's September '09 KOM: Go Ahead...Wish onto tissue paper. I then used my heat gun to melt the sentiment into the candles.


I used two of the stamps my mom won in a grab bag to stamp some extra tissue paper for decoration. The stamps were the leaves from Simple Blessings.


I made the box with SU Tempting Turquoise cardstock my good online friend Katy sent me! She is very sweet. Make sure to visit Katy's blog and give her some love for her wonderful creations.

I used Unity's Worn Grid background stamp to stamp the top of the box. You can see it on the lip of the box.

I used Martha Stewart dp to cover the rest of the box.


I finished it off with a ribbon to keep the box closed. I will be putting a tag on the box, but didn't have it completed when I took the pictures of this box set.


STUFF I USED FOR THIS PROJECT:

STAMPS: {Unity} September '09 KOM: Go Ahead... Wish, {Unity} Worn Grid, {Unity} Simple Blessings
INK: {SU} Basic Black & Tempting Turquoise
PAPER: {SU} Tempting Turquoise, {Martha Stewart} Floral Burst & Crosshatch
ACCESSORIES: {Mainstays} Candles, Acetate, Ribbon, Twill
TOOLS: Heat gun, tissue paper, double sided adhesive, Katie's Tutorial, wax paper

Here is another sample of this box set! For the below sets I also used the stamps from Bright & Merry Winter Wishes. I stamped them in Not Quite Navy.
The tag was made with Stylin' Stars.
I first stamped the star, then again on a post it note to mask it.
(You can see a small tutorial I put together on masking on THIS post).

I then stamped the circle image over the masked star so the circle would be behind the star ornament! I finished the ornaments off with a glittery pen to draw on the ribbons!
The sentiment is from Verve.

Come back tomorrow for more UNITY fun!

20 comments:

Kelly Landers said...

You have been so busy creating such wonderful things. Your week of Unity is filled with wonderful things! I have used this technique and love it, but the way you packaged it all up and completed the project is perfection!! Love them!

stampjourney said...

Great stuff again, Rachel! Love your candle box sets and the way you used the masking technique with Stylin' Stars. I've never tried the candle project, but now I'm definitely inspired to do so. Thanks!

Katy said...

Wow, thanks for the shout-out! :) I love your candles and those boxes are so cute!!

~~Audrey~~ said...

Luv how you make an ordinary candle look so alluring and attractive! Fabulous!

Krista said...

Love your candles Rachel. They look great! Great job on the boxes too! All so pretty.

Martha said...

oh this is sooo kool. love it!

Marcy H. said...

Love your box & candles you created~~ Just beautiful!!!

Cheri Howard said...

What great gifts! You did a lovely job on the candles! I think I'll try one for my Secret Santa gift!

Jennine Chambers said...

LOVE IT! What a great gift idea!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Fabulous Rachel! I love these! What wonderful gifts!

Rona said...

love the candles!! Very pretty - and the star set for ornaments is perfect.

Stephanie said...

Wow! Love what you've done with the candles and your boxes are amazing! Great job again Rachel! I really want to try your candle technique now!

Dawn K. said...

what a cool gift!!

Jules! said...

I would love to see a tutorial on this....what a beautiful gift! TFS! I am really enjoying your week!

Carpenters' said...

I think YOU are just wonderful. Forget the candles...

Rachel said...

super cute! and you are right, Katy rocks!

FibreJunky said...

Wow! I think stamping on candles is really fun, but I love how you put them together and coordinated the tissue paper and everything. Awesome gift ideas!

Stamp and Smile said...

OMGosh... such a nice idea for the holidays or any occasion!! You put your heart into these candle box sets and no details was missed! JUST "PERFECT" and LOVE ♥ it!

Think winter... Snow will come! :)

Gwen said...

Great projects! Enjoy seeing your ideas!

Kathy H said...

Great projects!