Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Simple Craft for my Simple Mind

I told y'all that I'm intentionally slacking off when it comes to my blog this week. I'm gearing up for school, and wrapping up all sorts of little projects I won't have time for, once it begins. I have one project I wanted to share with you... it's an easy project I was able to sit and fully wrap my mind around, while at the same time, not thinking. I know, it sounds crazy, but you'll just have to trust me on this. (and feel free to give it a try yourself) I just happened to have three unused white candles in my candle bin. (and yes, I have a candle bin... you never know when emergency will strike, and you'll need a bin full of; candles, and matches, and lighters- oh my!... sorry, got a little carried away there.) I also had a small baggie of brads that you find in the scrapbooking section of the craft store, and since I don't scrapbook, I am always looking for ingenious ways to use items like this. Waste not, want not.

I traced the outline of the letters with a wooden skewer, and then simply pushed the brads into the sides of the candles in the shape of the letters. It took about twenty mindless minutes and when I was finished, I was left with this;

Not that I'm decorating for Fall yet... because then my friends would scold me... I'm just getting ready, and wont this be cute? Oh, just think of the possibilities...


Diana said...

Too cute! Gotta go diggin' in the candle basket....


Kelli said...

I can't wait to get ready for Fall either. I like the candles.

Chris said...

All right, I'm going to give in to my primal urges and say something really unoriginal-- I LOVE these candles!!! How Better Homes and Gardens of you!

And I think you are definitely one of the coolest people I know for getting your Halloween candles ready at the end of August--ahem--beginning of September, right?

It's because you went to Target, isn't it? I was there last night (guilty glance) for the second time that day and noticed that they had their Halloween candies out...and they had big open spaces where they were undoubtedly getting ready to set up their Halloween stuff. They even had cute fall boots. *wide grin*

Luckily we've been experiencing the coldest August known to Indiana and when I went outside, I was greeted by a cool, fall-like breeze. It really put me in the mood, knowwhatImean?

Look who I'm talking to. Of course you do.

Glad you liked your prize. I knew you would.

LeAnna said...

Very cute and a great idea. I'm not a scrapbook kinda gal, either - but I love working with scrapbooking paper.

xoxo, Chloe said...

Oh that is a neat idea!

Farmgirl Paints said...

You are like a little mini Martha Stewart. I love this easy idea!! May just have to try this one:)

Jennifer said...

What a neat idea! I noticed some fall stuff at Wally yesterday and had to make myself walk away. ;)

Mrs. Dunbar said...

Love it. Oh I am so gearing up for fall. Only the weather is still screaming summer around here!

Great idea that I will probably borrow. Thanks.

Lissa said...

sasha! THat is soooo cute! YOu're good! ANd I loved your idea about the pic on the big blank wall. I'm seriously mulling over that idea~

Beth said...

I just can't even believe how crafty you are!! I really like your candles!! Great idea. Now I am ready for fall after seeing that!!

Jana said...

Oh my gosh omygosh...This is so great, I cannot wait I have everthing for it right now kthanksbye!

He & Me + 3 said...

That is a super cute idea. Great job wasting nothing.

Jill said...

Off to grab the candles out of my (multiple!) candle bins!!! TOO cute!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

Super cute, I am ready for FALL...!

Gabrielle said...

Totally love it! Great site, I'm following, now!

schwadette said...

That makes me want to run out, buy some candles and some brads and start decorating!!! :) Cute idea!

Get Real Girl said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love these candles. You have inspired me to want to decorate for fall.

Amanda said...

I would never have thought of that! So impressive....gotta love the fall :)

Stefie said...

I LOVE THIS! I am so copying you...but maybe I will do this for Christmas and have it say "Joy" or "Noel"...LOVE IT!

Thanks for sharing!

Angie said...

GENIOUS!!! If this is what you come up with in a mindless blur what in the world are you capable of if you really put your mind to it??? Just so you know this is another idea i'm borrowing from you but unlike the others I don't have to run out and buy anything. I too have a "candle bin" and plenty of scrapbooking material on hand!! ;)

Jewls said...

Way cute! I gotta go get me some candles!

Peterson Family said...

So cute...and easy! I love that combo!!!

Muthering Heights said...

That looks positively adorable!!

Multiple personalities.. said...

Hi Mama! This is awesome! I love it, just in time for Halloween. I can't wait to try it out. I know they make brads that look like gemstones on the top, I might try those, maybe if I find ones that are red and look like rubys. Thanks for sharing Mama!

The imPerfect Houswife said...

I could do that!!! What a great idea, and yes, I'm going to steal it - just for my house though. It's not like I'm going to make a bunch and sell them to Pier 1 and take all the credit...probably. HA HA Thanks for sharing that - decorating for fall is my fav!! ♥

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cece said...

what letters did you use? i like the letter shapes! :)

Nicole B said...

It actually make me excited that you decorate for every season - well in advance! It makes we want to come visit!!

golonghorns said...

So easy and yet so adorable. Thinking ahead to Christmas and you could do Ho Ho Ho, or Joy and Valentine's you could do Love! I think I shall have to submit this to One Pretty Thing!

Transparent Mama said...

You are brilliant. I never, ever in a million years would have thought to do that. But, I might copy it.

Katy said...

Love it! I made the candles for our wedding with scrapbook material. I will have to post them. I was so proud of them. They sit atop my computer desk! They are way girly and non traditional for unity candles, but I thought they were fabulous!

ReminisceHeirlooms said...

OKay I am sooooo loving these boo candles. I may need to do this for teachers. Thanks!

Me and My Pink Mixer said...

So cute - what a great idea!

patty said...

visiting from Mrs. Dunbar's blog... love it! and i just saw on the cover of better homes & garden's halloween special a similar thing done right onto pumpkins. i think it's actually gem stickers from scrapbooking. stunning! :)
ps: love your blog!

Christie said...

These are sooo cute!! I definitely am going to have to steal this idea, I love the simplicity of it. Thanks for sharing!

Let it Shine said...

Adorable idea!!!!!!!! Looks so cute!

Best Craft Blog said...

this is such a fabulous idea! I absolutely love halloween, and always want to make decorations but don't have tons of money! This is great!


PinkBalloons&Macaroons said...

Darling idea!!! Love it!! Hope you have a great night!! Hugs!! Britt :-)

Katie said...

Such a cute and simple idea!!

Best Craft Blog: Floralshowers said...

I will be featuring this on my site today! Thanks for the cute idea!!!


Karen Deborah said...

That is a cute idea, I have a candle drawer too. Don't you feel better?

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