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23 November, 2014

French Sheet Music Christmas Candles

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Sheet Music Christmas Candles I really had fun working on my latest project…my French sheet music Christmas candles! I love the vintage look and the warm little glow that they are adding to my Christmas decorations this year! And…they were easy and inexpensive to create. In fact, I didn’t spend a penny to make them!



CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Sheet Music Christmas Candles This one has a star cut out for the tealight to peep through…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Sheet Music Christmas Candles …and this one was simply wrapped in the sheet music with the leftover cutouts from the star candle being used as a fun tag!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Sheet Music Christmas Candles And this one sports a Christmas tree design! And I bet you already have on hand most of what you need to make them!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Sheet Music Christmas Candles Here is what you will need:
  • Glass jars in assorted sizes
  • Printouts of French sheet music found at The Graphics Fairy here
  • Rubber cement
  • Jute twine
  • Tealights
  • Matte finish tape
  • Scissors
  • Evergreens and berries to trim (optional)

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Sheet Music Christmas Candles tutorial And here is what you will do for the candles with cutouts:
  1. Cut the sheet music to fit the jars. I used two lengths, back-to-back, for the jars with the cutouts.
  2. To create the cutouts, simply fold the sheets in half across the short side and cut out your pattern. Note: I practiced first on plain paper until I got the cutout the size that I wanted it to be. Unfold your sheet and you will see a whole star or tree. If you are uncomfortable cutting your own, you will find quite a few shapes online.
  3. Next, glue the two sheets together with rubber cement. It’s a great adhesive to use with paper since it doesn’t wrinkle and you can simply roll it with your finger to remove the excess.
  4. Wrap the sheets around the jar and secure with matte tape.
  5. Wrap jute twine around the mouth of the jar several times and tie. You can add evergreens or berries if you wish.
  6. Insert your tealight and light with a long match…or use a battery-operated tealight if you prefer.
For the candles without the cutouts:
  1. Cut one layer of the paper, wrap it around the jar and secure with matte tape. Note: You only want one layer of the sheet music for this one so that the candlelight will glow through the paper.
  2. Wrap jute twine around the mouth of the jar several times and tie. You can add evergreens or berries if you wish.
  3. The cutouts from the other candles can be glued back-to-back to reinforce them, then punch a small hole and thread them on the twine.
  4. Insert your tealight and light with a long match…or use a battery-operated tealight if you prefer.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Sheet Music Christmas Candles And here they are…so fun and easy…and you can’t beat free! I've already planned where they will go. I am still working on my Christmas decorations and I can’t wait for you to see them! Can you tell I am going for a vintage-y, French look this year?

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Sheet Music Candles and More!And here are a few more fun things that you can create with sheet music…wreaths, candles and ornaments! Be sure to get a closer look at my sheet music decorations and check out the tutorials by clicking here!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Mason Jar Christmas Candles And for more Christmas-y fun with jars, here are my Mason jar Christmas candles! You can see how I made them here!

Baby KittyBut Baby Kitty says forget the decorations! It’s waaaay too cold here for November and he’s just going to sit by the fire! Actually, that sounds like a good idea...so if you will excuse me...:-)

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8 comments:

  1. So beautiful! I love this look. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  2. Debbie I love any and everything you make with sheet music. I followed your instructions for the trees, the candles both tapers and pillars, I tried making the pillows (no sewing machine) and now I have to make the jars your ideas are so easy but a creativity keep the ideas coming.Susie

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  3. Oh my goodness... I had to look twice at the cut out ones! Those are so pretty and such a great way to use up old jars, book pages, sheet music etc.

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  4. J'adore ce projet Debbie! Très beau surtout avec les découpures. Adorable!

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  5. Love, love, love the idea. I will definitely be making these this year. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  6. Love the sheet music candles. You always share the coolest things. I love it. Baby kitty is adorable laying by the fire! Beautiful boy! Merry Christmas!

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  7. Just recently found Christmas sheet music online for some of my card makings and love it, and now French sheet music, wahoo. Love your candles especially with the Christmas cutouts, very clever!

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