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04 February, 2015

Vintage French Sheet Music Candles

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage French Sheet Music CandlesI’m excited to share my latest project…vintage French sheet music candles! I have even added a few Valentine-y touches for the upcoming holiday, but with a few tweaks, they could actually be used at any time of year!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Sheet Music Christmas Candles You may remember that I did something similar with my vintage French sheet music candles at Christmas. I loved the look so much that I wanted to create another version of it!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage French Sheet Music Candles And the best part…they were free! I just cleaned some empty jars and removed the labels, printed the sheet music (It's called Envoie de Fleurs...sending flowers!) and pulled the rest from my stash.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage French Sheet Music Candles Here is what you will need:
  • Glass jars in assorted sizes, cleaned and dried with the labels removed
  • Printouts of French sheet music found at The Graphics Fairy here
  • Rubber cement
  • Jute twine
  • Tealights
  • Matte finish tape
  • Scissors
  • Red felt to trim (optional)

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage French Sheet Music CandlesAnd here is what you will do:
  1. Cut the sheet music to fit the jars. I used two lengths, back-to-back since you can see inside the jar..
  2. 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.
  3. 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. I used a heart for Valentine’s Day, but any cutout could be used. Unfold your sheet and you will see a whole pattern. If you are uncomfortable cutting your own, you will find quite a few shapes online. 
  4. Wrap jute twine around the mouth of the jar several times and tie. You can add felt hearts mounted on sheet music as I did if you wish.
  5. Insert your tealight and light with a long match…or use a battery-operated tealight if you prefer.

I love the result…a subtle hint at Valentine’s Day that is not over the top and fits right in with my Country French décor! And...hey!...I just noticed how the heart in the little tin tart mold reflects on the vintage Wedgwood cup! :-)

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Simple Farmhouse Valentine Centerpiece And just in case you are a lover of ticking and toile like me, you will also find them in my rustic farmhouse Valentine centerpiece!

010_thumb[6] Baby Kitty still says that they are among his favorites since he helped me make them!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage French Sheet Music Candles And here’s a final look! I think I am really going to enjoy them…for Valentine’s day and beyond!
What about you? Are you adding some Valentine touches to your home?

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  1. What a lovely idea! Beautifully done as always!

  2. I love this idea! Any project that upcycles or recycles something that would otherwise be thrown in the trash is always a winner, and this would make such a lovely gift. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Those are absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  4. These are gorgeous! I can't wait to make my own! Julie

  5. What a cute idea -
    I'm always looking for something to give my sisters for our annual sister's weekend
    You could probably use baby food jars.
    Have a great weekend

  6. Such a cute idea. So many creative things to do with sheet music and this is a new one! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

  7. I love them. They are beautiful.

  8. They are so cute! Must make some!

  9. I love the candles covered with the French sheet music, but where can I find the French sheet music. I enjoy your posts. Thanks.

    1. So glad that you like them! They are from the Graphics Fairy. The link is in the post or you can find them here:


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