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09 September, 2012
Easy Vintage Halloween Candles
And if you are thinking it looks familiar…it does! I used the same method to make candle covers for Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Saint Patrick's Day and now Halloween! I just used the same cylinders and changed the sleeve. How easy is that?
Aren’t they fun? I usually don’t do a lot of over-the-top Halloween, but I loved the vintage images that I found at Vintage Halloween eCard. There are oodles of choices and…best of all…they are arranged by horizontal and vertical cards…someone who thinks like me! lol Just click to enlarge the horizontal cards that you choose and print at 8 x 10 size! (I use Photoscape, a free photo-editing program, to download and print my pictures so that I can control the size.)
Mine, of course, all have cats on them! The postcards didn’t print quite up to the edges of the paper for me, so I just trimmed them and added some orange ribbon at the top and the bottom of the cylinder before I applied the Halloween graphics. Mine are simply taped at the back.
Next, I added another strip of ribbon along the seam to hide the tape and applied it with rubber cement. You could, however, first cover the entire cylinder with orange construction paper and go from there. One last step..add the tags! Baby Kitty is already on this part of the job…literally! lol
I just printed the graphics above, cut them into strips and used rubber cement to attach them to black tag shapes that I cut from construction paper.
Finally, I punched holes in the tags and tied them to the candles with jute twine! Easy peasy!
And there you have them! Honestly, I do my Halloween decorating for my grandsons and I think the little guys are just old enough to notice this year. Or at least to see the kitties and say meow! lol What about you? Are you starting to think about Halloween yet?
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Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
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Thrifty Decor Chick for the Easy Fall Decor Party
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The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
2805 for Potpourri Friday
At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Craftberry Bush for Happy Hour
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!