Thursday, 29 November 2012

Giveaway and Burlap Idea #2!

 Well, it's time for Burlap Idea #2, but just before we get into that can I just remind you of my giveaway that runs alongside these burlap projects - Anyone can enter as long as you are a follower of my blog - just sign up now if you haven't already! - and for each comment you leave after each project you will receive an entry.
Feature these burlap projects on your sidebar and get another entry and for yet another entry do a post showing your own make of one of the projects. The winner receives the Noel stump doll and Christmas pinkeeps shown~
So please join in!!! I'd love to include you too!
 Right, to get down to business!
Today let's make burlap candle keeps!

  Here's what you need for today's burlap idea - not much apart from some battery operated candles, burlap and needle and thread along with some embellishments like rusty stars, snowflakes, etc.
 Cut out rectangles of burlap according to the size of your candles - you need to make sure your candle is showing above the top of the pocket - I just placed the candle on the burlap and left enough for a seam at the sides and bottom.
 Now take your heavy thread and needle and sew around the base and sides to make a pocket of burlap and turn right side out.
 And voila, you have a little burlap sack to pop a candle into!!  I then turned down the top a little to make it more like a sack.
 Here's the fun part - you can add whatever your imagination comes up with to adorn the front of the pocket.
I stitched on JOY to the muslin and added it to this pocket~
 A rusty star and pip berry with jute to secure it to this one~
 A snowflake to this one and then placed it in an old twiggy wreath  - just love this!

 And when your done place them in your garlands and hang them from the staircase or on the tree!
 But just a word of caution: ONLY USE BATTERY OPERATED CANDLES, NEVER WITH A BURNING FLAME.

Isn't that just pretty for Christmas?

So I hope you give it a go and PLEASE show us your burlap candle keeps!  

Best wishes and thanks for joining me!
 

29 comments:

  1. Aww these candles are so sweet and so easy to do..
    I will look for these Candels here ..
    Thank you for sharing..
    Big hugs
    Cucki xx

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  2. Christine--LOVE these!! You could really go crazy with these, putting them everywhere. I'm trying to get back on track blogging, but I have another 2 weeks at least of work. :( So many projects waiting.....Jan

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  3. Oh Christine, those are just darling!! How cute and clever of you to think of making those!!

    I already have a pic of your giveaway on my sidebar.

    Hugs,
    Tanya

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  4. That is the sweetest thing! Only problem is, I don't remember ever seeing those kind of candles before! Will have to keep a look out now! Thanks for the instructions!

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  5. This is awesome! MUST. DO. THIS. Thank you for showing us how to do this!

    Ashley

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  6. Love, love, love these!! Just need to find the candles;)
    ~Lori

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  7. Oh I love these Christine! But where to find the candle?
    I forgot to tell you that I would love to enter your giveaway! I'll mention it again in a comment on your burlap wreath post, just to make sure.

    Goedele

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  8. These are so wonderful and simple.Hopefully will be able to give it a try this weekend.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  9. Hi Chistine, so sweet and love the simple quick craft......... the little candles looks so great on the mantle........Blessings Francine.

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  10. That is such a cute burlap candle bag! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  11. These are really cute and I love the idea of putting one in a wreath. I have to ask though where you found the candles. The ones I bought at Joanne are just an off white color. I've never seen the red or striped ones.

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  12. Oh joy joy I love that idea.
    thanks for sharing.
    woolie hugs
    trace

    www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

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  13. Oh my gosh Christine...these are so cute. So happens I have burlap in my fabric drawer. Eeek.....I am going to make some this weekend. Now, I just have to find a candle like yours that lights up. Will post this on my sidebar. -Steph-

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  14. I LOOOOOVVVVVVEEEEE this! I have some burlap! I need to make this! Thank you for this idea!

    You rock, dear friend!!!!! I will go post this! Right now!!!!!

    Blessings, my dear friend!!!!!!!

    Heather

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  15. Thanks for the tutorial. Love the little burlap candle bags.

    Becky

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  16. OH CHRISTINE!!! Those are just the cutest! I have some red burlap I am going to try it with also. Thanks!
    Be blessed,
    Cindi

    P.S. Love your background.

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  17. What a really effective idea-love the burlap look with the candles. A tree decked out with these would be primtastic:)
    Thanks again

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  18. Love them.. So prim but easy to do, too..
    Great idea, Christine..

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  19. How pretty! I love fun ideas that are easy to make! Great ideas!

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  20. Love this Burlap Candle Bag idea Christine!
    I have to try to make some of these. I have everything here!!
    Thanks for the tutorial!
    I posted to my sidebar!!

    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  21. Those are so sweet, what great gifts they would make!

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  22. I wonder where I can find these flameless candles. I think you are creating a creative monster in me ;-)

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  23. Wow, what an awesome ideal. I have lots of those prim grungy candles around my house. Now to go purchase a bunch of burlap!
    Hugs,
    Lynn

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  24. I have some battery operated candles, and I will keep this idea in mind until next year! Great!

    Cathi

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