Monday, March 29, 2010

Candle trickery

I bought some new candle sconces at Kirkland's going out of business sale and have been looking for some tall, fat pillar candles.  I was having a hard time finding some that looked bulky enough for the sconces - but were cheap!  I found these at the Dollar Tree, but they were just way too short.

I almost passed them by, then I had an idea - glue them together!  I bought 4 short candles and brought them home.  I got out my hot glue gun and was pretty disappointed when I realized that hot glue does not stick to candles. So, I got out my candle lighter and melted the suckers together!  Then in order to hide the seam I wrapped them with burlap, scrapbook paper and a couple of little brads with "K"s on them.

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  1. Coming over from Keeping it Simple. This is genius! What a great little secret! Nicely done and happy new follower!

  2. What a great idea! I would have never thought to "glue" two candles together and I love how you used the burlap to cover up the seam, very clever and pretty too!

    Kat :)

  3. You are so creative, Staci! Glad to see you figured out glue didn't stick to candles. lol! :)

  4. So pretty!! I love how simple it is!


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