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07 October, 2010

Easy Pottery Barn Inspired Fall Candle

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IMG_3625 Yaaay! Fall has finally come to Georgia! The cool nights and sunny days that make it my favorite season are here at last! And a trip to a pumpkin farm in the north Georgia mountains (more about that later) has finally put me in the mood to decorate! And, as usual…


img24m …thumbing through the Pottery Barn catalog has given me some great ideas. However, being the thrifting addict that I am, I cannot see paying the $19 plus shipping for the miniature Indian corn…not to mention the cylinder! Yikes! Sooo… I set out to find what I needed to recreate this wonderful fall candle!


IMG_3596The cylindrical candle holder came from Dollar Tree for…you guessed it…$1.00! I found the miniature Indian corn at Kroger for only $2.99 for three ears and I needed nine…about $9.00. The rest of the items were already on hand…free! So the total cost of the project was about $10not bad!


IMG_3600 First, I put a rubber band around the cylinder and started adding the corn. I turned the husks up toward the ears of corn as I added them. I tried using some corn left over from last year, but the husks were just too dry. The corn bought this year was much more pliable. Of course, our co-host Baby Kitty had to inspect my progress!


IMG_3607 Finally, I managed to get all of the corn securely tucked in behind the rubber band. Now I am ready for the next step!


IMG_3608I tied the ears to the cylinder, winding it around tightly several times to help hide the rubber band. I used jute twine rather than cotton twine as they did. I like its chunky texture and feel.


IMG_3609 I also trimmed some of the husks to give it a more even appearance and to get rid of some of the blackened areas. I  wanted to be sure that none of the husks were too close to the candle. You will want to use caution when lighting it, too. Just a note…be sure to pick it up from the bottom when moving it since the corn is not really attached.


IMG_3626And here it is!  I added it to the fall vignette on my entry table. I love it! And the best thing is that I can keep it on display until Thanksgiving! In case you are wondering, the pumpkin basket in the background came from Hobby Lobby on sale for an unbelievable $5.00! Cute, huh? And the candy corn is for my grandson who just has to have it…even in his Easter basket! lol


IMG_3625 Here’s a final look at my…er…Pottery Barn’s…creation! It was so easy and so much fun to make! And did you know that Indian corn can be kept for years? Just wrap it in a plastic bag and store it in a cool, dry place. Now I have a fall decoration that I can use again and again! Hmmm…maybe I’ll make another one!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my project!  Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Artie at Color Outside the Lines for Vignette Fridays
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Roeshel at The DIY Show Off for the Fall Festival
Laurie at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
See you next time! A la prochaine! Pin It!

91 comments:

  1. I saw this too in PB and want to try for my holiday table. Looking for the corn. You did a great tutorial, I have everything but the corn.

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  2. Debbie, this looks great! I loved this idea when I saw it in PB ... thanks for sharing such an easy tutorial ... one of which I may just have to borrow! lol. Take care, Becca

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  3. you are so creative, I really like this idea, so fall looking and really adds to the fall feeling. I see the Indian corn in the market all the time but can't think of anything to do with it but this is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great weekend. Patricia

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  4. Love this! Isn't it amazing the prices they get for something so "do-able"?! Great job!
    xoxo Pattie

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  5. I love it...cute and thrifty...and so many possiblities...

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  6. Aren't you the clever one Debbie!
    Love that look!
    I may have to try this myself!
    We have a new baby, and I am so in Grandma heaven!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  7. Hi Debbie! I've been missing you and planned on stopping by first thing this morning. I was glad to see your post at the top of the list!

    I love using Pottery Barn for ideas. As I was reading I was already fighting back a compulsive need to tell you to be careful lighting them! LOL! I'm glad you're into safety and mentioned it for me. I guess it comes from having a firefighter in the family!

    Hope all has been well!
    Dawn

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  8. What a cute idea, and I love your tabletop vignette. It's perfect for fall. And I'm with the grand, I LOVE candy corn :) Hugs, Kat

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  9. Morning, Debbie! This is a great idea and happy fall! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  10. Love it! I have everything but the corn! I am a Potter Barn fan - big time. I love the candy corn, too. You have given me some great ideas, Thanks Debbie.

    Carol

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  11. I love this idea!

    I'm in Georgia, also-haven't the cool mornings been wonderful?!

    Donna

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  12. Cute, Cute, Cute!! Great job! Love how you can recreate a look and for so much less. Baby Kitty helped, how sweet :)
    Love that pumpkin basket also!!

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  13. Why oh why do we NOT have Hobby Lobby in New England. All my friends in Blogland find the best stuff..er ...decorative details...there! Great job on the PB candle!

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  14. Debbie, this entire vignette looks special. Great idea with the corn. I've done the same on occasion with asparagus. I haven't purchased any candy corn yet, but I always do. Like your sweet "A", I will eat it. ;-)
    Happy Fal,l sweet friend. ~ Sarah

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  15. Beautiful adaptation of the PB candleholder.

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  16. STUNNING! It looks every bit as good as the Pottery Barn version, but you probably saved about 65% once you factor in the S&H. You go girl! La

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  17. Debbie, that is so cute. I love the idea. Seems like there are a million uses for these DT cylinders. I love this idea. Looks wonderful in your vignette. Hope you are having a super week. Hugs, Marty

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  18. Absolutely stunning. What a great idea. I might grab this one beautiful day §;-)

    TY a mill for sharing.

    Happy TS,
    /chie

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  19. I just made one, too. I used burlap on the votive holder, ink stamped it with a fleur de lys row and made a pleat with a big button from my grandmother's stash. It makes a nice glow. Thanks for sharing yours.

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  20. Well, "shucks," Debbie- I do believe you've nailed it! LOL Looks great- I've used just the husks without the corn, but I think I like the mini corn even better. I have had candy corn around the house for a month now. I keep replacing it, because I keep nibbling on it. :-) Sue

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  21. That looks really great! I think I missed it in the catalog - very cute idea for fall!

    Manuela

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  22. I'd try to try that candle myself. I just have to be sure I don't burn the house down when I use it!

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  23. Cute! Cute! Cute! This is a lot of bang for the buck, Debbie! Love it!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  24. Debbie, I love it and look at all that money saved. May have to copy this one.

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  25. Very cute! Much better priced then Pottery Barn!

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  26. Debbie, what a GREAT idea!!! I love it plus the fact that it goes all the way through until Thanksgiving! PERFECT!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  27. I really like this --I too am I pottery barn girl stuck in a dollar tree life :-) Thanks for sharing

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  28. Debbie, I love it! You are so clever to think of how to create your own! Thanks for showing us how. I loved Baby Kitty checking out your handywork. :) Max would have been chewing on those stalks. LOL
    Thanks also for your sweet comment the other day on the linking post I wrote...so very appreciated! :)
    XO
    Susan

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  29. wel done...you make it look so easy

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  30. That is a great knock-off! I love that you can use it through Thanksgiving and again for many years. That $10 investment will go a long way!
    Lacy

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  31. Thanks for the detailed how to.. it's perfect and your end result is wonderful.

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  32. Very cute! Looks exactly like the PB one!

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  33. Great creation, Debbie! You are so creative. Love your fall vignette!..Christine

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  34. I love that, great job. I love your blog.

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  35. Looks great and nice and easy too! I'm going to give it a try :)

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  36. Debbie I love this candle...You are by far the most clever one in Blogland girl...and all the staff is so much help I see ha ha!! I pray all is well with you my Dear friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  37. very beautiful! i'm your newest follower + i hope you'll consider linking this up at a crafty soiree... the linky party i co-host on thursdays at www.yesterdayontuesday.com

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  38. You are very talented! Thanks for showing us how to do it! Your house, decorations, and kitties are fabulous!

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  39. I love that!! I haven't seen the pottery barn catalog- but what a sweet little candle! I might have to try a couple of these too!! I love how kitty is making sure you got it done right! :) Thank you for joining Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  40. Debbie, you are so creative. Love your P.B. knockoff. And that pumpkin basket is sooo cute! Wish I had seen that at H.L. I am featuring a photo from your blog on Favorite Things Sat. again this weekend. I hope that is okay. Thanks for the inspiration. laurie

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  41. Debbie,
    Don't you just love it when Baby Kitty helps you with your decorating tasks? ? ? My maurice is the same way! HA!
    What a lovely candle arrangement!
    Thank you for your inspiring ( and comical) post!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  42. That is really nice and festive. I love it. The pumpkin basket makes a great decoration and could hold the halloween candy, too. Glad you are enjoying the Fall. It's great, eh!
    This weekend we eat the turkey, cranberries, veggies and pumpkin pie. I'm looking everywhere for my stretchy pants. Have a great weekend Deb and hug those kitties for me. Deb =^..^=x5

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  43. Outstandingly adorable! I LOVE this! It's just so unexpected and perfect.

    Donna

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  44. Hey Debbie, Thanks for linking up with Color Outside the Lines and Vignette Fridays! I absolutely love this! I've seen it in the catalog, and I thought that perhaps I'd give it a try ... but never really knew where to start, now I do!! Something about the colors of fall always keep me smiling! :) Very best to you, and please - stop back over at Color Outside the Lines, and say hello anytime! :) Artie

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  45. Clever...very clever and I just love your kitty inspector, making sure you do it up right :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  46. Hey Thrifty & Crafty Deb! You are really becoming the great PRESENTER in your posts of the "How To's" and I LOVE IT! You have been inspiring me every time I visit you girlfriend! ~Merci! Hugs..~CC Catherine

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  47. Love this! Thanks for showing us how you and Baby Kitty put this together -- this would be a perfect Thanksgiving centerpiece!

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  48. LOVE that! Thanks for showing us easy that can be!

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  49. Beautiful! BTW, last spring I found Easter candy corn at our Winners/Homesense (like Kohl's), so keep your eyes peeled! :)

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  50. That is just so cute! thanks for sharing how you put it together.

    Happy Fall to you & yours.

    Marie

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  51. I really like this. My husband is a fireman and barely lets me do candles much less fun ones with arrangements around them. I will just have to keep looking at yours and be jealous.

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  52. Candle came out so nice! Glad you are having Fall finally! Such a gorgeous season! Not seeing much color on Long Island, but it's starting. Slowly!

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  53. Hi Debbie! OH, I'm sure your kitchen looks wonderful! I'd love for you to come. You can always get your staff to help you! :)
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  54. How cute and easy. I hadn't seen that PB idea. I'm so glad you did and shared it.

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  55. Very cute!

    Melissa
    http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

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  56. Very sweet and seasonal. Jane F.

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  57. Oh, my goodness, I do so love this, I am going to have to make one of my own. I have a few corn, but will be getting more when I head to town this week. Thank you for sharing this.
    Hugs
    Gail

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  58. I love the candle idea. It's cute and easy!
    XO
    Rita

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  59. Debbie, You did a great job on your candle and your table vignette looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
    Sandy

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  60. lookin' good. my kitty has to give things the final approval, too, lol!

    i'm having a birthday giveaway to csn, if you are interested...

    www.thecapeonthecorner.blogspot.com

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  61. This is great! I love ideas that I can use for the whole fall season and not just one holiday.

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  62. You gotta love that Pottery Barn style :0 Love the candel

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  63. Hello! This is gorgeous! Love the glowing look - very pretty! I'll be featuring these today! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  64. Yours is every bit as beautiful. I love it. I'm going to make some of these now. Thank you for the inspiration and tutorial.
    Also, love the pumpkin basket you've got filled beside it and I like how you've rolled up your placemats and tucked them into the wine bottle slots...very cute and clever!

    Have a nice week,

    Nancy

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  65. Debbie, first time visiting your wonderful blog, how fun it is. Everything is so pretty, and your cats are beautiful, and even your music, is lovely. SO relaxing browsing, I love it. This project you did, turned out fantastic, and I would LOVE if you would share this with my readers, at my weekly party ** Amaze me August** or if you have halloween related projects to ** 6 weeks 2 Spook** either way, I really hope to have you check it out, and keep me in mind, next time you do link up. Your happy newest follower, Bella :)

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  66. Another great project, Debbie! It's lovely!

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  67. Hi Debbie...

    Ohhh...don't you just love PB's autumn decor and items? I sit with the catalog and just drool! Hehe! Girlfriend, you did a fabulous job of recreating those beautiful Indian corn candleholders! I love how it turned out...soooo pretty! Thank you for sharing the "how to's" with us! I need to find some miniature Indian corn...I would love to try my hand at this! Sooo pretty and I also enjoyed your beautiful photos, my friend!!!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  68. Debbie,
    I just love this idea...think I will try it and give it to my mom. Thanks for telling us how to store it:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  69. This is darling!! I have to give it a try! I think even I can manage it!! ;-D

    XO,
    Janie

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  70. This is beautiful! Great knock-off! I am featuring this tonight at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

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  71. Awww...your baby kitty with the candle is soooo adorable. Wow! I have never thought of this terrific idea. Seems easy to follow! The corns make the candle look more elegant! I love it a lot! Thanks for the tutorial. I've done craft projects. if you want to swap cool craft ideas, feel free to stop by at www.makemania.com and promote your ideas!

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  72. Wow, looks great and so easy!

    Submit it in my Handmade Halloween Contest starting October 15th.

    Susan,
    http://entertainexchange.blogspot.com/
    Party and Entertaining Inspiration

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  73. Love the creativity of the candle holder! UNIQUE to say the least! Thanks for sharing!

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  74. What a cute idea Debbie...It turned out awesome. I love it. I already have twine and I just bought some of those excact same cylinder vases from the Dollar Tree (I'm using mine for some Halloween decorations right now, but as soon as Halloween is over)...All I need is the corn. Thanks for the inspiration. Have a wonderful Wednesday.

    Hugs and Kisses,

    ♥Ana

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  75. Debbie, I love your new candle holder...what a great PB knock-off!! The pumpkin basket is adorable and I can't believe you paid only $5.00 for it. I see a glimpse of your Quimper dishes in the background. I still can't get over what a bargain you got on those.
    xoxo,
    Sherry

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  76. Congratulations Debbie,

    Your beautiful candle holder made this week's Top 5 Hits. Come check it out and grab a button if you'd like. Thanks for such an inspiring post!

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  77. Absolutely love this idea and will have to store it away for next years corn crop,fall ideas.Well done!Yvette

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  78. I love to copy those expensive things in catalogs! And they are more special because you made them yourself! Great job> Baby Kitty is a good assistant! Linda

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  79. So cute! I, too, saw it in the PB catalog. Don't you just love that they send us all their catalogs so we can swipe their ideas & make them cheap, I mean more affordable?

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  80. I love Pottery Barn! I made their chalkboard rocks this year. Your candle is lovely. What a great idea!

    Kimberly

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  81. I can tell you are in the full swing of Fall and Halloween, I am so far behind I think I am ahead!! Kathysue

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  82. Lord have mercy, I have something kinda like yours...also inspired by Pottery Barn, but mine doesn't look near as pretty as yours! Maybe that's because Puff Kitty has been chewing on it...yes, is that tacky or not?!! Love it, it's beautiful! AND Baby Kitty is so well behaved around it.

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  83. I really like that! Very, very homey and pretty.

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  84. I found this old post today. Just wanted to say I loved it. I'm for sure stealing this idea for this year. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  85. I love all your fall decorating and ideas.

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  86. Beautiful candle holder! Thanks for the instructions! Bloggers are so generous! I'm a first time visitor for Funky Junks SNL party, and I know I'll be back!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie

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