Monday, November 30, 2009

Adding to my collection...

In the first Magnolia Ink magazine there is a short tutorial on how to make a candle holder. While I was out picking up some Christmas decorations last Saturday, I thought I would like to have a go at it, so I picked up a jar at Michael's.

I love to collect snowmen! For the past few years I've been slowly adding to my collection, so when I went searching for an image for my candle holder, this darling snowman from Magnolia-licious just jumped into my hands. It didn't take me too long today to whip this up. What took the longest time was all the interruptions I had to deal with, like feeding the babies and getting dinner ready for the rest of the family, cleaning up the kitchen, taking pictures of this project, putting the children to!

Here is my Candle Holder...

Here is a side view showing my flowers mounted on punched snowflakes with added punched leaves.

Here's what it lookes like with the candle on, but I couldn't get a good picture to show you how the light glows through the image...

This was very quick and easy and would make a super gift for a co-worker, neighbour, friend or just for yourself!


Kraft CS from SU!
Scraps of OLD Christmas dp's
Bravo Burgandy 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (SU!)
Neenah paper
Copic Markers
Spica Gel pen
Journaling Pen
Glue dots and Scortape
Mini Roses
MS punches - branch and snowflake
Votive Candle


  1. OMG Barb, this is just gorgeous! You did a wonderful job on this candle holder and your coloring is just beautiful! How nice this will look with your other Christmas decorations around the house! I just love, love, love this! Hugs, Cami

  2. Beautiful Barb--love this snowman image, too cute!


  3. Lovely job, Barb, and I do love that snowman...your coloring is so lovely and he is definitely Christmas personified!!! I bet it is so lovely with the candle burning...Gorgeous job, sweetie...Hugs..Jacque

  4. Stunning, you did a GREAT job! How beautiful your candle will look this season! Now I want one too!

    Just perfect : )

  5. Beautiful candle holder, Barb! That snowman is just too cute! You did an awesome job coloring him! It would definitely make an amazing gift! Fabulous! hugs!

  6. Hi Barb,
    This is just super duper cute! So nicely made and wonderful colouring!
    I bet it is a GREAT addition to your other snowmen.
    Hugs, Candy

  7. wow! this is so lovely. Your colouring is gorgeous
    Hugs Marion

  8. This is fabulous Barb! Love it!

  9. I love your candle holder - it definitely would make the perfect gift for a co-worker! Your coloring is beautiful too! :o) Angela

  10. Adorable! This is one of my favorite Maggie images! I love that you created a candle holder with him!


  11. Wow !! What a nice work of art!!! I am so behind on these people who do some awesome work. Just look at all the artists on your comments.... you got to be pleased. Congrats... and I finally got some cardstock and ink so I am working on some cards! Therapy is still there and dr. appointment next week.. happy holidays! Carol M in TX

  12. What an awesome project! It's so adorable! I just love that snowman!

  13. Wonderful project Barb!
    I'd love to be a friend receiving one of those, just perfect!

  14. Bar how CAU-TE!!!!! Uhh hi need to try this for sure! so you could see the lighting thru the image???how adorable awhhh! thanks for sharing your idea. Oh thanks for the sweet comments and for stopping by,((hugs))!

  15. What a cute idea Barb. Beautifully colored of course! HUGs,

  16. Barb, perfect addition to your snowman collection. Cute snowman and it goes without saying your colouring is perfect.


    Looks great all lit up!!

  17. Barb, Wow OMG this is just beautiful, I love yours better than the Magnolia Ink one, such an adorable Snowman & your colouring is just amazing.
    Hugs Jodie from Oz

  18. GooooooooooooooooorGEEEEEOUS!!!
    love love love it! Love the snowflakes and greens!


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