Paris has really been on my mind a lot lately. In just a few weeks, I will be taking my ten-year-old grandson there and introducing him to my favorite city in all the world! We have been planning this trip since he was five when a wonderful art teacher sparked his interest in the French artist Claude Monet…and I can’t believe it’s almost here!
So, in the spirit of Paris, la Ville Lumière (the City of Lights), I have created a set of candles, using some Parisian themed wrapping paper that I found for half price at Hobby Lobby a few months ago. I have simply wrapped the paper around the candles, although for a more permanent result, they could be attached using Mod Podge. (Click here for more details on how to do that.)
The paper already has a luminous finish, so it really glows in the candlelight! Many of the places we will be visiting are represented…the Eiffel Tower, where we plan to have a picnic lunch in the park at its feet…
…Notre-Dame Cathedral, where we will climb the bell towers to see the gargoyles…a must-see for him…
…and the Arc de Triomphe, where I hope a kind passer-by will recreate a photo of us that was taken there on his first visit when he was one year old. I lived in France then and he and his mom had come to stay for a short while. Of course, he doesn’t remember, so this summer’s trip will be the first real one for him!
Can’t find the wrapping paper? No problem! Click here for the translated version of a French web site packed full of vintage Paris postcards to copy, such as this one! For most of the monuments, you will find a link at the bottom of the page with postcards from 1900.
And have you noticed…I have pulled out my bargain mercury glass candlesticks that I found in my Christmas time quest. But...one of them is a new addition…and a real bargain!
Can you believe it? A $29 Pottery Barn antique mercury glass candle holder for $3.93 that I found at Goodwill! Woot woot!
Here’s a closer look. Gorgeous, isn't it? I had to take out my glasses to double check the label! I couldn’t believe my eyes!
And…remember the French découpage eggs from my previous post?
Well, I had to try my hand at one more with the Parisian wrapping paper and created this Notre-Dame Cathedral egg! Click here to see how it is done.
Baby Kitty says I have gone crazy with all the decoupage and wrapping paper! I think he may be right! lol
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