Here is absolutely the easiest Christmas project you will ever try…my Wisteria Knock-off sheet music candles…because I am going to give you just about everything you need to do it! I think it is my favorite project this Christmas…not just because they are easy, but because I think they are pretty, too!
Here is Wisteria’s version…gotta love them!…so wonderfully simple and beautiful! Theirs is a set of four 5 inch high votive holders on sale right now for $21.60 plus shipping.
Mine are made using 7 inch high pillar candle holders from Dollar Tree at a total of $4.00 for all four of them…so they cost $1.00 each since I already had everything else! Woo hoo! In addition to the candle holders and four pillar candles, you will need twine, a sheet of red construction paper, printer paper with access to a color printer, tape and glue…that’s it!
Just make two copies of each of the following illuminated manuscript pages at 8x10 inch size…I use Photoscape, so this is how they calculate it…and then trim it to fit. Next, wrap the graphic around the candle holder and secure with tape. I used the leftover piece to cover the white space after I taped it. I don’t show it here, but I trimmed off the white edges and glued it over the taped seam. Here are the graphics...
Next, I made simple tags to attach to the candles. According to Wisteria’s version, they actually translate a portion of the text. However, I have no clue what mine say…although I am certain it is Biblical…so I just used theirs. Here it is…(Note: the first two lines go together as in the photo above…the rest of the tags use one line.)
Glory to God in the Highest
And Peace to His People on Earth
Lamb of God Have Mercy on Us
Mary gave birth to her first born, a Son
Through Him you Give us These Gifts
Since the candle can be turned so that a different side shows, it is only necessary to have two different pages to achieve four different candles.
I love the way they glow in the candlelight! They really look like old illuminated manuscripts on parchment, don’t they?
And here they are on the buffet in the dining room for now. Can you believe how easy they are and how good they look for only $1.00 each? We’ve still got a few weeks until Christmas, so you can make them in a jiffy and have plenty of time to use them! Let me know how it goes if you decide to attempt them! Enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my Christmas decorations! 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!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Kate at Centsational Girl for the Holiday Craft Link Party
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Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
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Judy at DIY by Design for Fall into Fall
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Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
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Debra at Common Ground for Fabulous Fall Fun
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Jen at Tatertots & Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party
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