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16 June, 2013

Country Living Inspired Filament Bulb Candles

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Country Living Inspired Filament Bulb CandlesI have another fun, easy and inexpensive project for you…my Country Living inspired filament bulb candles! As soon as I saw them in the March issue, I knew I was going to make them!

Ozzie Our CEO and co-host for today, Miss Ozzie, says that if they look sort of familiar…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Aged Paper Candle Wraps …it’s because I recently used the same technique in my frenchy  aged paper candle wraps. You will find a super-easy tutorial for how to age paper and the free graphics to make your own numbered candles here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Country Living Inspired Filament Bulb CandlesHere’s how I made the filament bulb candles:
  • First, I downloaded the graphics from Country Living by clicking here. I cropped and saved them individually and printed them at 5x7 size running lengthwise using Photoscape. 
  • Next, I followed the steps on my tutorial for aging paper to give them a vintage look.
  • Finally, I attached them to pillar candles using double-sided tape…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Country Living Inspired Filament Bulb Candles …and voilà! Easy peasy...I love them! I think Thomas Edison would like them, too. They remind me of a childhood visit to his winter home in Ft. Myers Beach, Florida where I was fascinated by his laboratory…and a huge banyan tree that must be gigantic by now.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Country Living Inspired Filament Bulb Candles I love the way they look in a lantern…or under a cloche…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Country Living Inspired Filament Bulb Candles …and just look at the effect when they are wrapped around an LED candle! In Country Living, they used waterslide decals to attach the graphics to LED candles…but I think those candles are waaay too expensive to give a permanent make-over.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Country Living Inspired Filament Bulb CandlesAnd here’s a final look! I am excited about my new method using candle wraps instead of permanently attaching my graphics to them. I just remove the wraps to store and I can reuse my candles…great for me because I was running out of candle storage space! And...best of all...they were free because I already had everything I needed! Hmmmm…I have some other ideas for the graphic, so stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed having a little peek at my filament bulb candles! 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!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday  , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , Cedar Hill Ranch for The Scoop on Tuesdays , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, The Everyday Home for Home{work} Wednesday , Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays , Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays , My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday , Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! À la prochaine!
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33 comments:

  1. I. LOVE. THESE. CANDLES. !! That is just such a great idea! I appreciate the post Debbie! I will definitely be making some of these! Happy Sunday :)

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  2. Another winner! You just keep churning out one creative project after the other. These are great, Debbie!

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  3. Love these, Debbie! How creative!

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  4. These are indeed clever and love love love the graphics!

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  5. hello Debbie! I follow you always find your ideas simple but effective! I had the napkins with numbers in French beautiful result! now I'll try also with candles .. Meanwhile, except for page! thanks you are fantastic! by

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  6. I love your vintage light bulb candles. Love the graphics, thanks for sharing this great idea!

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  7. These are great, Debbie! The light blubs are so clever and fun! I love the numbers! Thanks for the printable! I really want to make these! Your CEO is a adorable!
    Karen

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  8. easy peasy my foot!! what in the world is Photoscape and aging paper is involved.....I do love those candles with the bulbs....they are fabulous...where do you get those big candles from?.....your my crafting hero you do know that....

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    1. You are so funny, Sue! The aging involves the oven and you know you are the queen of that! It's not hard to print off the graphics. I can help you if you want. The candles are just 6 inch pillars from Hobby Lobby. It's really all super easy...I promise. Have a great week! Hugs...Debbie

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  9. They look fabulous - thanks so much for sharing!!!
    XOX

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  10. Love em! And love how you change out the designs. I saw them in Country Living too and bookmarked the page. Great job!

    Jeanine

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  11. I have to say among the very many blogs I subscribe to, yours is one of my very, very favorites.I love everything you make/do. Guess you make things that are right up my street. lol
    I have to wait to make these til we get paid (another blasted 5 week month between paydays, --again) so I can buy more ink, why are those stupid things so blasted expensive?. I was thinking I might try using 8 1/2x11 kraft paper to print two of your projects out on: the wreath/# candles and the filament candles.
    I'll have to find that issue of Country living again. I do remember seeing that article. You certainly did it up proud. You'd do great working for their craft/art dept. You are very talented. I've noticed so many talented bloggers having their projects featured in the popular magazines. Always makes me happy for the bloggers.
    Til next time, can hardly wait to see what you do next. Happy Summer

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  12. What a great look! I like your idea of changing out the graphics.

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  13. Just fantastic as always! Love Miss Ozzie she is so furry and cute. Like that approves of your projects! Cloches and Lavender.com

    Cynthia

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  14. I love these candles! I will definitely be making some. Thanks! Visiting from Coastal Charm.

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  15. I might be a little obsessed with these... Nice job!! (Pinned!)
    --Elena
    acasarella.net

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  16. I can just imagine a whole herd of these parading down a long table. On a burlap runner! Beautiful!

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  17. Those are fabulous! I am sure that Edison felt as happy as you did upon his creation? Go ahead and pat yourself on the back!

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  18. They look wonderful, Debbie. I'm with you- I love being able to change candles up with a quick & easy project like this. Your aged paper is perfect with the graphics.

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  19. I love your change-outs. It could really get to be a space issue without your clever ideas. Thanks so much, you are an inspiration.

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  20. I love those candles - so beautiful!

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  21. HOw clever! And adding a cloche is "brilliant"!

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  22. Debbie - you never cease to amaze me. These are brilliant!

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  23. Debbie, Each week you have the most fabulous projects and I appreciate you sharing them at the Open House party. I love the candle wraps and pinning it for a future project.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  24. Love it, girl! These are adorable and I love the vintage graphic!

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  25. You are the project queen. One of these days I am going to take a week, and start making some of your amazing projects!!

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  26. Ohhh, I like those, too! Especially the one with the LED candle! And that Miss Ozzie is sooo smart to notice the similarity. :)

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  27. Industrial and oh, so cute too! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  28. I love these candle wraps! So cute!

    Emily @ elizabethjoandesigns.com

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  29. I'm excited about the candle wraps!
    Fantastic idea. I do some tea bag art so now I'm picturing how cool they might look around a candle and how I'd do it! But I'll begin by using these! Thanks!

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