Monday, December 7, 2009

Candle light re-done

I've seen this idea several times lately, so when I pulled out the same tired pillar candles yesterday I knew right away what they needed. I told my husband 'I'm going to get my craft on!' and I'd like you to imagine his delight with me. It was similar to the delight I feel when he exclaims his excitement that yet another college football is on!

Thankfully I had everything on hand. You never know when an emergency may arise and you need a little Modge Podge and salt!
I added the glue to the entire candle then rolled the candle in the salt. After it dried I hit the top to knock off the lose pieces.

I think the red came out much prettier. I tried to color some salt red but food coloring turned the salt brown. I need to find a way to do that though, I have a fun idea for a 3 wick candle if I can figure out something other than plain white.

2 comments: said...

I love the sparkle of the salt! :)
I have colored sand with tempera paint (powder form)
If you used liquid food coloring, maybe you could try the paste kind?
good luck!

Jennifer (Jennilyn) said...

Those candles look so pretty! Looks like they're snow covered :)