Monday, October 20, 2014

Autumn Candles

 

 

 

This was a quiet weekend, which was a nice change of pace. I had time to do a little DIY project in between the massive amounts of laundry Melissa brought home as college students tend to do - but it is something you gladly do for them, because you know they are in the middle of midterms and their stress level is high. We also took a couple hours to see Gone Girl and I thought it was very good and a great representation of the book. It has been a long time since I read the book and Melissa had not read it herself, so we were both on the edge of our seats, a lot of the time.

These candles are so easy and fun to put together and I love to use this idea from holiday to holiday. For the autumn season this year, I used simple white candles and two kinds of burlap ribbon.

 

 

To place the ribbon on the candles, simply wrap the ribbon tightly around the candle, leaving space at the top and the bottom. Use pearl topped pins to secure the edges. I like to group them together on a candle plate, along with jar candle, with a great scent. I keep this display on my kitchen counter, ready to lend some seasonal cheer on those dark fall nights.

Last fall, I used a combination of ribbon and burlap for a completely different look.

Happy Monday!

 

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13 comments:

  1. Simply beautiful! I am gonna copy this:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

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  2. Love the candles. And yes, I will even admit to loving doing their laundry!!

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  3. The candles look great. Love all the fall scents.

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  4. It's great to do things and help your children out ........

    Candles look good, I like the Autumn colours.

    All the best Jan

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  5. I love love love candles and like what you did.

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  6. LOL! I just asked the kids to put them on my wish list for Christmas!...:)JP

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  7. A simple idea with a lot of impact. Very nice.

    Saw Gone Girl this weekend too - oh my!! Hadn't read the book, so it was exciting!

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  8. Love your candles. Great idea for some small pieces of leftover burlap that I have. xo Laura

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  9. Vicki, I am dropping by to see your blog. Thank you for becoming my new follower. I love the candles. you made this weekend. I know what you mean about doing your children's laundry...we help as much as we can, to get them through. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,Susie

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  10. Your candles are soooo cute. I have to try this!

    I never read Gone Girl and I always have to get the movie at home as I need the closed caption. My daughter saw it and liked it more than the book.

    I still fold Abby's clothes and straighten up her bathroom. She works long hours. I hope it teaches her that being organized makes life easier. She'll be on her own soon. I was a slob until I moved away from home! lol!

    Thanks for the nice comment, Vicki. I'm on antibiotics and they always work quickly. One incision didn't close and that's pretty bad. I hope I get started on antibiotics the same day as the next surgery...today was painful getting the stitches out. This has slowly turned into a nightmare that I didn't expect! :(

    Jane xx

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  11. And the candles will be all set to re-dress for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

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  12. What a lovely way to make your candles festive for the season. I love those!
    Blessings~
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

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