"Sometimes adventure calls and we ignore it. We miss the opportunity for a lifetime of memories. Go ahead, be adventurous" ~Maria Villanueva

December 20, 2010

Easy Candle Holder Gift

It's pouring rain in Los Angeles and we are not used to driving in the rain.  I'll have to admit we had a party to go to tonight about 45 miles away but decided to skip it because of the rain.  We didn't want to chance it with other drivers who may also not feel comfortable driving in so much rain.  It is a nice break though and we all love it when it rains here.  I've mentioned before that people are instantly in a better mood here in Los Angeles when it rains.  The rain slows everyone down and that's a good thing for this busy fast paced City. 

Today I made a beautiful gift for our baby sitter.  She loves candles and has them all over her home.  Given that she can't have them lit around the kids, I decided to make her one that is battery operated so that she can have it on when ever she likes.

Here's what it looks like finished:
You'll need a glass candle stick holder from the Dollar Tree Store and some Gorilla Glue:
A tall glass vase from the Dollar Tree Store:
sorry my craft room is a bit messy from all the crafting

some paper punches, this one is Martha Stewart butterfly punch, love this punch!
you'll need Mod Podge and glitter,

you will also need a battery operated candle, I purchased mine also at the Dollar Tree Store

I also used a Sizzix die cut Flourish:
This is used to cut out the shape out of paper using a Sizzix die cutting machine.  If you don't have a Sizzix, you can simply use your paper punches

This is a very easy project and it only takes a minute or two.
Glue the candle stick holder to the bottom of the vase with Gorilla Glue:
set aside and allow to dry over night.
Next, add glue to a piece of paper and sprinkle glitter on top and let dry:
Next, cut out the shapes using your Sizzix die cut or paper punches.  Add Mod Podge to the back of your designs and attache to the battery operated candle:
That's it! insert your candle into the glass vase and it's ready to be gifted to someone special:

Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Holidays Everyone!


  1. Love that gift idea! What a sweet present for someone special.

  2. That is very nice. Simple, yet elegant.

  3. Fantastic! I love the candleholder and love your tutorials too.
    Hope your holidays are wonderful,

  4. I love this! So found I found your blog this year. Hope your family has a wonderful Christmas. And that the weather clears, as we're heading to La Habra on Thursday for a few days.

  5. I had not seen a battery operated candle before - guess I've led a sheltered life. Merry Christmas to you, Maria.

  6. Maria! THank you for coming by! Oh, don't you just love to craft? I am a teacher on a two week Christmas break and I am loving every moment of puttering, thinking, creating and glueing at my little home in the snow!!!


  7. How sweet!! yes, the pretzel rods took a lot of time but was fun. My kitchen is organized but my craft room is still a mess so I can not do your awesome candle holder. Great idea!! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  8. Oh gosh, Maria,
    That is purely gorgeous!!!! What a beautiful gift!!!

    I hope that you are safe and staying out of the rain...it looks so dangerous...it's really frightening...I am praying for everyone's safety there...

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!!!

  9. You're going to have one happy babysitter. Wonderful craftmanship! Thank you for sharing your charming design and for stopping by my post. Merry Christmas! Cherry Kay

  10. What a sweat craft that is Maria. Glad you opted to stay home...better to be safe. Happy Holidays to you and your family. Debbie

  11. Wow, what a great idea!! It looks so pretty! Thanks so much for stopping by and Merry Christmas!!!

  12. How cute is that, Maria! Your babysitter is going to love it! Thanks for sharing! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my post today! Merry Christmas!

  13. She'll live it.

    I'm so used to driving in the rain, it rains here often in NZ.

  14. That is such a cute idea!!! Hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year :)

  15. This is so pretty! I have the butterfly, but no flourish. I need to buy me some more dies.



Related Posts with Thumbnails