Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Day 12: Waxy Decoupage

Yesterday, I played with fire. Oh, okay it was just a heat gun; you know how dangerous it is for me to work with sharp objects and flames. I saw these candles via One Pretty Thing. Hey, I have paper napkins and a candle! But I did want to see if I could do this thing without an open flame. I found these tips and went to work. I just used napkins that I had (and most of my napkins are the kind that have little sayings on them, Like "Don't confuse my tolerance with hospitality" and "She was one plum pudding away from a Yuletide meltdown."). I bet these could be beautiful with floral napkins or ones with more intricate designs. And you need at least three for a little tablescape. Preferably of varying heights. But you could make a whole set in just over an hour, less time once you got the hang of it. And figured out how to separate the napkins...

5 comments:

C in DC said...

How beautiful. You can also stamp your own designs on tissue paper and use that.

Deb said...

That is such a cute idea. I never would have thought about using a napkin to do these, but why not? There are some cute ones out there.

Daffycat said...

I might have to find "Star of David" napkins (or tissue) and make my sister Hanukkah candles!

Michelle said...

I'm loving your craft-a-day posts. I can't wait to see your craft room and how that's coming along. I do totally love the fRoman shades!

doris said...

I really like this idea. Am I brave enough to try it? Hmmm.