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09 December, 2011

Easy Wisteria Inspired Sheet Music Candles

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Wisteria Inspired Sheet Music CandlesHere 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!

Wisteria candles 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.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Wisteria Inspired Sheet Music Candles 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!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Wisteria Inspired Sheet Music Candles 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...

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CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Wisteria Inspired Sheet Music Candles 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

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Wisteria Inspired Sheet Music CandlesSince 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.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Wisteria Inspired Sheet Music Candles I love the way they glow in the candlelight! They really look like old illuminated manuscripts on parchment, don’t they?

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Wisteria Inspired Sheet Music Candles 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 
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for Fall into Fall
Jill at French Cupboard for Voila!French Inspiration on Thursdays
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
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Fabulous Fall Fun
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Jen at Tatertots & Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!


  1. Wow, how perfect. I can't tell the difference and I love anything from Wisteria. But they are proud of their products and charge mega on most things.

  2. Oh, my could NOT have given anything any more precious. These fit right into my Christmas scheme. I hope to get these done this weekend. Thank you so very much. Have a wonderful Christmas. Hugs, Jan

  3. You always make yout designs look so nice. Love these. I hope your are enjoying the Christmas season!

  4. They are lovely, Debbie! What a beautiful little gift!
    Have a de " light" ful weekend. Enjoy the candlelight!

  5. They look so pretty with the glow from the candlelight. And you've done all the work for us! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Very pretty! So lovely, you are so creative, yours always looks better than the originals :)

  7. Love love them. I love anything to do with music, especially at Christmas time. You did it again, You are the master DIYer! Love you,

  8. You are the best! These are so pretty, easy and inexpensive! hugs, Linda

  9. These are so pretty. I LOVE Wisteria and all their products. Thank you for sharing this project.

    BTW, I am going to follow you. I am a new blogger and your name immediately caught my eye because plate addiction is in my DNA and then when I saw you mentioned toile...well, I knew I'd be into whatever you'd post. Looking forward to your upcoming projects. :D

    Eldarose from

  10. You're a rock star! And thank you, Wisteria! Gotta go make candles!

  11. These are fabulous, have tweeted them to my friends.

  12. My dear always another GREAT Debbie craft and a beautiful one at that..Honey I seen your letter in Country Living Mag today..Great letter girl..Love ya my sweet friend..Give those grandsons my very best Debbie..I do think about you so often and really miss seeing all my cyber friends..I pray I am able to comeback next year..Hugs and love to you, Gloria

  13. Debbie, Love these and I'm going to try to make them to go on either side of my nativity scene. Thanks for another great idea.

  14. Oh Debbie -- you are just so creative and clever! You're candles look even better than the ones you're inspired by. Thanks for being so kind to share your talents.

  15. Debbie - this is one of my fav things you have made for Christmas! They are elegant and meaningful. What fabulous gifts they would be, in addition to being in your own home!!! Linda
    (p.s. I'm pinning this!)

  16. These candle knockoffs look beautiful as do all of your projects.
    I did a copycat of a fall wreath with a change up for Christmas. Kathy at Sasafrass Salvation posted pics on her blog. Take a look
    Vikki in Virginia

  17. This is so pretty and its so kind of you to share your images..
    I so want a printer for Christmas so I can try all the pretty things you and others show us..

    Happy Holidays

  18. Wisteria has nothing on you, Debbie! You are the best at knockoffs and these are just fabulous. They are so elegant! Thank you for the tutorial and printable!

    The Christmas Tree Party is still going strong and the link will be live until next Wed. night, so when you get your tree post ready, hope you will link it up! Also, there is a $100 Pottery Barn Giveaway!

  19. They are just beautiful Debbie! What a lovely gift idea.

    Have a wonderful weekend,

  20. These are SO pretty and I love how easy and inexpensive too! Great knockoff, and great job! XO, Pinky

  21. What a fabulous project! Let's see if I can get some done by Christmas!

  22. What a wonderful great idea Debbie. These look perfect in a CHristmas decor.I admire you for your fantasy and what you do with little things to make pieces so beautiful.
    Have a nice Sunday.

  23. What a beautiful idea, Debbie! Thanks for sharing your wonderful tutorial with us. Hugs!

  24. Lovely! Thanks for sharing such a great tutorial! These are stunning!

  25. Love, love, love your holiday candles! Especially the $4 you spent! They look better than the Wisteria ones. =)


  26. Very pretty. I would love if you linked t o

  27. Thanks for the great info. I will definitely make these.

  28. So beautiful! Would love for you to submit this to the Make and Takes spotlight page (

  29. What a great idea, definitely going to do this!

  30. Gorgeous. Yours look better than the originals and a heck of a lot cheaper.

  31. Wonderful idea and they are pretty to look at, very nice. Pat

  32. These are so awesome! I was going to order them several times and I kept slapping my hand and stopping myself from pushing the order button!! You did a wonderful job! I'll take 8!!

  33. I love this idea! They turned out so good :)

  34. O, my goodness, yours is just as beautiful as theirs.
    Thanks for the graphics...I might give this a try but for next year.
    xo bj

  35. These are so great; and at a fraction of the cost! I love it!

  36. Fantastic, thanks for the inspiration.
    Happy Holidays

  37. These are gorgeous! I want to make these as a gift for my sister. Thank you so much! I think your's are better than the originals. Merry Christmas!

  38. I'm stopping back by to say thank you for sharing this wonderful project!

    Your home is beautiful, so warm and beautifully decorated for the holidays!

    Thank you for sharing and linking to Potpourri Friday at 2805!

  39. Your candles turned out very pretty. It's funny because I had come up with the same idea and made "JOY" candles. You can see a photo of them at my blog Thrifty Parsonage Living. Thanks for sharing :)

  40. These candles are so pretty. What a great idea to be able to have a wonderful grouping for a lot less money...good for you and thank you for sharing.
    Merry Christmas

  41. Debbie,
    Yours are prettier! Have a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  42. Wonderful!! Thank you! Great idea!


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