Saturday, 5 December 2009

Christmas Gifts...

Emma and I have been making Christmas gifts to hand out at school at the end of Christmas term, and what with the credit crunch this year it seems the right thing to do - and best of all they were really easy and great fun to do!


Emma attends a catholic school, so these candles, with tradional Christmas scene images along with a matchbox to match seemed just the thing.

We stamped and coloured our image - in this case a stamp scene from Joanna Sheen onto tissue paper to then be able to transfer the image onto the candle. When the image was transfered we just added some Twinkles glitter, and added a border to the candle which is actually a Martha Stewart design punch and some ribbon. The box is a template that I have used in various projects - anyone wanting dimensions - then, I will hopefully be putting up a tutorial for this with the dimensions and instructions!

Here is a close up of the image on the candles.

17 comments:

Elaine A said...

Maria -

What a great idea! And they look lovely together.

Elaine Allen

Stampin Mindy said...

This is such a cute gift idea, and the way you decorated it is so elegant, so adorable.

Matildy Jane Designs said...

So pretty! How do you transfer an image from tissue paper to a candle? Not familiar with this.
Thanks!

Nikki said...

Now that's one fancy Candle and what a great idea with the match box :)

Lynne-d-lou said...

Really pretty Maria. I might do something like that with Bobby. Think he'll enjoy it.
Love Lynne. X

Smiffy's Particrafting adventures said...

These are terrific Maria, your work is always stunning.
Take care and hope to talk soon.
Pam xx

Lauretta See ( LadyPou) said...

such a great idea.. the match box to go with the candle :) I LOVE IT! it is really gorgeous and classy.. great job ;))

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Ann said...

Maria these are gorgeous - what a great idea.

Ann xxx

Laurie in MN said...

Very nice gift and well chosen. I was reminded of when I was a young student at St. Adalbert's and would give a bottle of hand cream to my teacher for her gift.

Lisa aka Allissa said...

Hi Maria, hope you had a fab xmas day! this set is awsome darlin. What a fab idea. Someone's going to be chuffed to bits with this :-)
Love it
Hugs
Lisa.xx

Moni said...

Stunning project! Have a Happy New Year! Hugs,moni

Renata van Miltenburg said...

What a nice gift and a great idea!

Warmest greetings, Renata

BaNessa said...

These are lovely. I can't wait for your tutorial especially how to transfer the image onto a candle... I didn't even know that was possible:)

flowerdisco said...

Can't wait for the tutorial, that is an awesome job on the candle. I had a box of matches similar to yours and I did altered it this Xmas and it look awesome too. I will post pics on my blog.

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