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23 July, 2014

Parisian Architecture {Aged Paper} Candle Wraps

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Parisian Architecture {Aged Paper} Candle WrapsI have a new project to share with you today using one of my favorite techniques…aging paper…to create vintage-look candle wraps. I love the way candle wraps can spiff up your old pillar candles and allow you to introduce a little theme to your vignettes!

Ozzie Here, we have had almost a week of rain with more to come, so my scheduled co-host for today…our CEO Miss Ozzie…is taking advantage of a little bit of sunshine for a short nap. Since she’s no spring chicken, I’m opting to let her snooze. :-)

I knew this would be my next project as soon as I saw these wonderful engravings of the elevations of several Parisian monuments that date from the 1600s…beautiful! You may find out more by clicking on the titles below each of them.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Parisian Architecture {Aged Paper} Candle Wraps Here’s what you will do:
  1. Print each of the graphics at 8x10 size. I always use Photoscape, a free download, so that I can choose the size of my print-outs. You will find other sizes on the links under each of the photos if you wish.
  2. Cut the graphics to a size that will fit your candles. You may want to allow a margin on the top and bottom.
  3. Follow the directions that you will find here to age your paper.
  4. Once they are dry, you can wrap them around your candles and attach with a bit on Elmer’s Glue on the overlap.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Parisian Architecture {Aged Paper} Prints Another option is to print them at 8x10 size, age them according to the directions found here and frame them!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Parisian Architecture {Aged Paper} Candle Wraps Here’s a final peek. I love the way the aging process gives the paper a vintage look!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage Book Bundle And just in case you would like to know how to create the vintage book bundle that you see in the photos, you will find the directions here, including graphics for the antique Paris postcards that you can print for your projects.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Aged Paper Frenchy Candle Wraps And here is perhaps my favorite project using aged paper…my frenchy numbered candle wraps

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Aged Paper Frenchy Candle Wraps …as well as my French fairy tale book covers that transform old paperbacks into vintage-look décor! There are free graphics for Puss-in-Boots and Little Red Riding French, of course!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing my aged paper candle wraps! 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 the Show and Share Party , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Inspire Me Monday, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays ,   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
See you next time! À la prochaine!

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  1. Debbie,
    Another great set of French papers to add to candles, books, frames, etc... You find the best graphics! Thank you for sharing them with me.


  2. Pinned! I can't wait to try this!

  3. Lovely projects!!! I love the photo of your CEO in the sunshine...too cute!

  4. Since I have a cat, yours stole the show for me, lol! I love the way the sun and shadows mirror her coloring in that photo! :)

  5. Oh, Debbie...thank you again for the wonderful candle wrap idea! You always come up with such great craft ideas. I have done so many of them. I have my fabric cut out to make the ruffled runner and soon will make that...Many years ago, I was able to spend two days in Paris and chose to tour Versailles and the Louvre. As you well know, two days is barely enough to see all that those two sites have to offer! My favorite memory is going around a corner in the Louvre to use the stairs and seeing "Winged Victory" on the took my breath away! So much to see and do in Paris and I envy you your long stay in France! Love love anything French...and thanks again for all your great ideas...keep them coming! Diane

  6. What a wonderful idea this would make a great present for Christmas.

  7. Fabulous architectural graphics! I may need to do a set of framed prints to remind me of my recent trip to Paris. Thanks for sharing this great idea!


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