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SEI + Candle Decor

     First off, I just want to say thank you to the wonderful women who left comments on yesterday's post. Your kind words and caring thoughts touched my heart. My dear hubby made a pact with his colleagues tom make this 24 day trip to Africa, a two-week trip so their families aren't alone too long. He even went out with me tonight and we bought a tree. Were going to have our annual "Christmas home decorating weekend" this weekend (usually, we do it on Black Friday) complete with Egg Nog, Christmas movies and special times. I am blessed. Majorly. With wonderful ladies to offer support and kind thoughts, to a dear husband who knows how important making memories are, I am feeling better.

    So, with that, today's project is a Thankful Candle holder idea. A fun and easy gift to give to anyone in your life that you are thankful for. From your mom who buys all her greeting cards from you, to your husband who gave you more than half the office for your crafting space, let this candle let them know that you're grateful and appreciative of them. This is also a perfect gift to give to a new neighbor to welcome them to the neighborhood, just change the sentiment.

     This is such a fun and easy gift to make! I was inspired by SEI's new collections, Mirelle and Entrada.I die cut two circles from Gems and Albertine Rift and tied natural twine bow around them, adhering it all to the lid. I then stamped a sentiment on a tag from the Mirelle collection's Autumn Potpourri. Do't forget to embellish the tag with some fun paper like, Patanal Grassland and  Albertine Rift  from Entrada. I inked a leaf from the Homestead collection, and added a jewel leaf sprig for some fun and texture. Clip the tag, leaf and sprig to the twine and voila--you've got the lid covered!

     The bottom wrap was just as easy to put together! I cut strips of  Patanal Grassland from Entrada and Goblet from Mirelle , inked them and them wrapped them around the candle.The new releases from SEI are perfectly fabulous for combining together. Try it for yourselves!


  1. Love that the hubby and his colleagues have that pact and that you guys are making it work! Sounds like you've got a GREAT weekend planned!

  2. I'm so happy that your hubs is sooooooooo wonderful!!!! He is trying to do his best at coming home early (even making a pack with his co-workers!!!) and having a Christmas weekend with you now!! That's sweet! Bless his heart!!!

    LOVE your candle decor!! FAB papers!! LOVE everything you create;)



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