Saturday, December 11, 2010

All That Glitters Blog Hop - Candle Wraps

Hi Ya Everyone!
  Today is finally here and I'm so excited to be sharing my project with you.  But first, a few details.  If you didn't know there was a blog hop going on today called All That Glitters - that's ok, it's easy for you to join in!  At the bottom of my post you will see a whole list of the participating bloggers from beginning to end or we have a Next Blog button that you can simply click on to take you to the next blog.  Just keep clicking on this from blog to blog until you come back to my blog!  However, if you find yourself stuck somewhere just refer to the list and get back on track!

  Now, on to my project.  I decided my dining room table needed some sprucing up this Christmas!  I have a number of red and white Christmas dishes and decided to add a centerpiece and some pretty candles.  First, I didn't really craft anything for the glass sconce.  I simply filled it with some pine cones, cinnamon sticks, and ornaments.  Lastly, I added some soft glittery snow.  My candles will stand on either side of my sconce.  The candles looked extremely plain so I decided to make some "wraps" for when the candles are on the table unlit.  I used MiniMonograms to cut out the scalloped squares, but first on my Gypsy I welded a few rectangles to each shadow feature of the scalloped square. 

These are to act as fasteners because I wanted the shape to be somewhat triangle to fit around the candle.  I also wanted them larger then a 12x12 piece so one would have to be adhered separate.  The tabs allowed me to do this as well.  Now, for the fun part, each piece was run through my Xyron upside down.  For the red I used embossing powder that has a sparkle in it.  Why might you ask??  It's SO much cheaper then glitter - and Michaels was all out of RED GLITTER!!! YUP!  But, they turned out AMAZING with this stuff and honestly it was a little less messy. 

My snowflakes were from Christmas cartridge and I chose to cover them in a very fine soft crystal glitter.  Love this stuff because it has such a soft shimmery sparkle.  I layered the shadow feature and the normal cut after running them through the Xyron and placed them on the scalloped square.  Then I popped that square out from the shadow with the Pop Dots.  Finally, I used my MS scoreboard and scored the tabs right in the center and attached the tabs together using my adhesive. 

I love these - but will not use them with lit candles - I'm only demonstrating here and wanted my photos to look nice.  DO NOT USE WITH LIT CANDLES - CANDLES CAN BURN DOWN AND CATCH THE PAPER ON FIRE!!!  These are only for decorative appearance on my table when my candles are NOT lit! 


Now, BLOG CANDY!!! 
You do not have to be a follower to receive my blog candy.  I would however love it if you followed because you enjoyed my project and my blog.  
I would like you to leave a comment and I want
you to tell me what your favorite
Christmas present is and who gave it to you! 
Please feel free to email me if you are making your own and have questions my email is right under my blog title. Now, HOP everyone and have a great time!!!  Some bloggers will have posts each day of the hop and prizes for each of those days!!!!  So have fun and stop by each day to see new things - you have until midnight on the 13th to leave a comment under the posts to be eligible for my blog candy!  Now, head over to Sheila for an awesome, beautiful and fantastic project and tutorial!!!




MelissaMade - that's a me!

96 comments:

  1. What beautiful work! I just love those candles :) tfs

    michelle

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  2. Very pretty!
    My favorite Christmas present was a print by Thomas Kinkade given to me by my DH.

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  3. Never anything less than amazing! Lol about m's being out of red glitter that's too funny but it turned out really cool I almost thought it was glitter paper. My hubby found a canvas print from my all time favorite Rita Hayworth movie and had it framed for me. Merry Christmas Melissa! Thank you for all you have done for this hop!

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  4. I love your candle wraps!! Good to know not to use them with a lit candle!! lol I love them, what a great project...my favorite gift I ever got was a long time ago..my grandfather gave me a snowglobe. It was the most beautiful one I had ever seen! Still have it to this day...its about 15 years old...Thanks for putting this hop together!! You are amazing!!

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  5. Beautiful idea for table decor! TFS. My fav gift was a doll when I was little. Her name was Crissy and her hair would grow, if you push the button on her back and pull her ponytail. LOL yeah before video games :)

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  6. My favourite Christmas present was a camera I love taking photos and now so does my daughter!

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  7. Beautiful. That's all you can say, Melissa. You are so talented.

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  8. Gorgeous candle wraps...such a great idea! A friend surprised me one year with a beautiful framed Santa picture that she cross-stitched for me. This was so heartwarming because I know how much time was involved with this work of art!
    Thanks for a great blog hop!!
    Glenda

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  9. Debbie Kissel (kissall@bellsouth.net)December 11, 2010 at 6:17 AM

    Great idea! I really like them and might want to try them next week while I am off work!
    My favorite Christmas present was when I was little and my mom made me a new wardrobe that transitioned me from a girl to a tween...all the skirts were homemade and I got sweaters to match...I will always remember those outfits!

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  10. BEAUTIFUL!!! I Love how they shimmer! Great colors and the light will reflect off the glitter! LOVE IT!

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  11. Love the glittery candle wraps.

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  12. Love the candle wraps :) I think my favorite present was my Cricut Expression which my Dear Hubby gave me several years ago. Love it!

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  13. The candle wraps are so pretty and glittery!
    Great idea!
    My favorite gift has always been spending time with people I love.

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  14. Oh woww such a beautiful project...Thank you so much for sharing... I am now a follower and love your blog....
    My best Christmas present was a beautiful butterfly necklace I got from my fiance 4yrs ago...
    Celeste
    tbabutterfly@gmail.com

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  15. your candle wraps are beautiful. thanks millierose651@aol.com

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  16. I love your use of the Gypsy and sure wished I had one. It sure did add the perfect touch to your candles.

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  17. I love love your project...it is so fun and festive!!...beautiful job... I have a friend who loves candles...she would cherish these beautiful candle wraps.
    Hugs
    Jeannie

    thanks for all the work you did for the hop

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  18. My favorite gift was an angel made from dish towels and pot holders that my sister Julie made for me. I love anything hand made! Thanks!

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  19. The candle wraps are adorable. These are such a great idea. Thanks for sharing. My favorite Christmas present was a place setting of sterling silver my grandmother gave me when I was in jr. high. It was the beginning of my silver collection.

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  20. Love your decorative candle holder idea and the fact it is reusable ! Happy Holidays
    Debbie doneal16@att.net

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  21. Oh I forgot to say that my favorite Christmas gift was my first camera when I was 10. Santa brought it and I have been hooked on taking pictures and preserving memories for the past 40 years ! Thanks for the inspiration on your blog! Debbie doneal16@att.net

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  22. Melissa those are stunning and look so easy to make. Your photography setting is fabulous also.
    I love everything I get for Christmas so it is hard to pick a favorite, but a funny that stands out is when I was a teen I anted a bottle of Chanel #5, so my older brother took a plain glass bottle filled it with vinegar water and wrote Chanel #5 on it in black magic marker

    And thanks you so much sweetie for put together this fabulous blog hop and all the extra help you gave me

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous candle wraps thanks for sharing!!!

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  24. Amazingly beautiful...TFS!! My favorite christmas present is the one that I get every year and that is to have my family and friends with me...
    reanie@valornet.com

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  25. Beautiful job. My favorite CHRISTmas gift was a pair of diamond earrings given to me by my husband.

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  26. Very pretty project. My favorite gift was my engagement ring given to me by my hubby.

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  27. These are great candle wraps. Very festive! My favorite gift was my anniversary band from DH.

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  28. So pretty! My favorite gift was my now husband proposing on Christmas 2 years ago!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  29. Your candle wrappers are beautiful. Love the tip about the embossing powder will have to remember that one. Thanks for sharing it. My favorite gift, the ones I would get from my kids when they were little.

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  30. Absolutely beautiful ... love your project! One of my favorite gifts was my Cricut. My husband and daughter gave it to me two years ago ... it's opened up a whole new world for me!!

    Jo xx

    gijo109 at sbcglobal dot net

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  31. Absolutely love all that glitter! Wonderful idea, thanks!!

    Michelle
    emilyt1@austin.rr.com

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  32. So beautiful,

    my favorite Christmas' had to be in 85 and 86 when I had babies in Dec. what a perfect Christmas gift for me and dh.

    nikki
    nikkicreates at blogspot dot com

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  33. Love the candle wraps very cute!

    Susan
    lavenderangel@centurytel.net

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  34. Melissa - I love the candle wraps!! You did a great job - thanks for all your hard work to make this hop happen so smoothly!!

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  35. cool candle wraps, I am going to try this! Following!

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  36. Very nice project! The candles look very festive with the candle wraps.! My favorite Christmas gift is to spend time with my husband and family. TFS Susan shanna13@frontiernet.net

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  37. Melissa, these are so very pretty. I love the snowflake cut with the red background. Great project, thank you for sharing.

    Marianne S.
    sthquilter at gmail dot com
    www.paperorfabric.blogspot.com

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  38. Beautiful candle wraps. 3 years ago my boyfriend gave me a Cricut! I didn't even know what one was and the odd thing was I was looking up die cutters a few weeks before. And I know he couldn't have known I wanted one since we were commuting..

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

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  39. The candle wraps are very elegant. Beautiful job. My favorite christmas present was a jewelry box my son made for me. It was beautiful. He used oak, birdseye maple and walnut. I call it my Christmas Box and keep only the most treasured items in it. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas lisablundell@yahoo.com

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  40. The candle wraps are beautiful. My favorite Christmas present would probably be my sewing machine given to me by my DH. I am your newest blog follower. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  41. These candle wraps are gorgeous! My favorite Christmas present was when my boys and hubby bought me my Cricut Expression last year. I have gotten so much joy out of it and it has let me meet a lot of wonderful people on blogs like yours.

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  42. Your candle wraps look lovely with the sconce. What a nice idea. My favorite present? Hmmm, I really love presents, but more importantly, I appreciate the time taken to think of something I would like. Maybe my first Coach purse given to me by my daughter who is a softball coach :)

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  43. My favorite was a Clasic Pooh tea set that my now DH gave me. At the time we were friends and he bought it because it made him think of me.

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  44. Love your candle wrappers. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower. My favorite Christmas gift is when my children are able to come home for Christmas.

    patnbobcuddeback@gmail.com

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  45. Thank you for sharing such a lovely centerpiece. My favorite gift was a small record player with a bunch of 45's, I can still remember a couple of the records.

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  46. Love your project. Thanks for sharing. My most favorite present was a portrait our five grown children had taken of themselves as a surprise.
    {Hugs} Peggy Stampnmore at aol dot com

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  47. Love the design on your candle wraps. My favorite gift was a beautiful grandmother ring fromour grandchildren which I treasure.

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  48. Thanks for a great job and giveaway. I guess my favorite Christmas gift was setting up a train set and town each year. My husband and I started this tradition and it grow each year. He is no longer with me but I set up several village with his trains every year. I have two Dept. 56 collections and love to do this. I hope he is looking down and seeing these each year. I have a guardian angle looking over me.
    Blog: http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/
    E-Mail: davidbayles@sprintmail.com
    Mary and Jeannie are so great. I have been following them for sometime now... I am now a follower of your blog........

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  49. Your candle wraps look so elegant. My favorite Christmas present was my Expression 2 years ago. It's my "happy" place. Saved my sanity. lol

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  50. Oh Melissa, I just love these candle surrounds. What a great idea. The sparkle is fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  51. What a great idea! They are just beautiful and so sparkly... I just became a follower.

    hugs ♥

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  52. Beautiful holders gift for anyone would want to receive! I would have to say the most precious gift I have ever received was to hear I was the news I was to become a mom! My husbands family had just lost a relative a few months prior and we were visiting the relative and were able to share our time before she went to heaven, then about that time I found out I was pregnant with our daughter. This was our special gift. She is a special needs child, with autism who is creative in her own ways.

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  53. I am crazy about that red glitter paper. The project is great. Thank you for sharing.

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  54. Beautiful project! My favorite Christmas present was getting to bring my son home from the hospital right before Christmas. He was born a month early and had to spend a few weeks extra in there. Our little Christmas Angel.

    Tanya
    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

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  55. Very pretty!! My favorite present was my cricut from my mom, she knows how much I love to scrapbook and the cricut was just not in my budget after having my daughter. I've been enjoying it ever since.
    Thanks,
    Michelle

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  56. my favorite gift I ever got was a long time ago..my grandfather gave me a pocky little puppy.
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  57. Fantastic wraps, looks fabulous!! As for favorite gift, without a doubt my engagement ring 29 years ago, we are still happily married after 28 years, he's my bestie!! Thanks for the hop and Happy Holidays!! Cindy
    miller896042atbellsouth.net

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  58. Beautiful candles! My favoirte Christmas gift was my Cricut which my parents gave to me :)

    Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

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  59. Gorgeous candle wraps Melissa. Love all that sparkle!

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  60. These candle wraps are so pretty Melissa!! My favorite Christmas gift was a beautiful ring my dh surprised me with just before our first son was born.

    Terry
    cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  61. The candles look so pretty with the wraps around them! My favorite gift was a ring that my husband bought for me one Christmas. I had gone away on a business trip and when I came home, we went to the the jewelers and picked it out. It is my past, present and future ring.

    tracyg398@yahoo.com

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  62. How BEAUTIFUL!!!! I absolutely love them, they're so creative! I have a wonderful husband that always surprises me at Christmas. I think my favorite was when he got me my camera. My hubby also takes our little ones to go get presents for me to. So anything they get me is always special (usually make-up or nailpolish). :) Thanks for the chance! I love your creativity, thanks for sharing your talents!! :)

    Celeste B.
    ccscards.blogspot.com
    mctdbillman at gmail dot com

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  63. Your candle wraps are beautiful. My favorite Christmas present was my Expression last year given to me by my husband. Thanks for the hop and giveaway!

    jenlovcarr at aol dot com

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  64. Great idea! They turned out great. Thanks for the detailed instructions so we can try them ourselves. Thanks for sharing!!
    gaudet5 at rogers dot com

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  65. Beautiful project! My favorite gift is my Expression! My hubby got it for me this year as an early gift!

    saundra24@yahoo.com

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  66. Such pretty candle wraps. My best present was diamond earrings from my darling husband, the close second was my cricut!

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  67. I forgot to put my e-mail jpshirley@ymail.com

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  68. Oh Melissa, These are so beautiful! I have to try these!!! This is such a fun hop! We are so excited to be in such great company! Thanks so much for organizing everything and helping us all out so much with the details! It's a joy to move through and everyone did such cool projects!!! Beautiful as always! Can't wait to see what's next!!!

    Most Sincerely,
    Bobby & Jill

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  69. Those candles wraps are gorgeous! My favorite gift was my daughter, thanks to my husband

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  70. Candle wraps are very pretty
    My favorite gift was a pearl necklace and earring set I got from my husband before we were married

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  71. Those candle wrappers are truly fantastic. I love that they are simple, but so elegant in their look. My best gift was 2 years ago when my sons was given back his help and a second chance to keep on living. Yes, the doctors did help, but I know that the real one who help was GOD. TFS

    I am also having a blog hop. If you have the time come stop by.

    Merry Christmas,

    Kathryn
    www.wamfamily.blogspot.com

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  72. Thanks for sharing some inspiration. Beautiful job!

    My favorite Christmas gift was when God sent His Son, Jesus to born, to live and die so we could be forgiven and have a relationship with Him.

    http://www.mudpiereality.blogspot.com

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  73. Just beautiful!!! Awesome. I also would have to say that Jesus was the best gift to all. He is the reason for the season.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  74. Beautiful candle holders Melissa! My favorite Christmas gift that I've ever gotten was a gold and diamond heart necklace from my son. He had gone out of town to work and was so excited that he could buy his mom such an expensive gift lol. I told him that I loved him and the gift, but he did not have to spend so much money on me...and he laughed and told me that he wanted to, to say thanks for all that I'd done for him...still brings a tear to my eyes. lol
    charlenescardcreations.blogspot.com

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  75. these wraps are beautiful!!! Love the rich red and the glitter :). The best Christmas gift I ever got was my first trip to Disneyland about 10 years ago. It was from 2 of my Uncles and one of my Aunts and they took me, my bro, 2 of our cousins.. it was the BEST trip!!
    -jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  76. Great idea for candles!
    My best present arrived a week after Christmas... on New Year's Day... my grandson Logan!! He'll be two in three weeks!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  77. Beautiful projects. My best present was a baby doll given to me by my grandma when I was 10 and I still have it.

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  78. So pretty. Great adivice not to burn the candles with paper. TFS Hugs, Debi

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  79. The candle wraps are so pretty. Great idea. Thanks for sharing. My best Christmas present ever well it happens every year. Just to see the look on my boys faces and this year will be super special since I have my first grandchild this year who will be 8 mths old and I can't wait to see what he thinks of everything.

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  80. My favorite christmas gift ever was My Cricut Expression that I got from my DH a year ago...I Love my cricut!!! Love your project, very pretty!! TFS!!
    ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    Rexann

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  81. Very pretty! Thanks for the idea. My favorite Christmas gift I think was a jewelry box with the little ballerina my parents gave me when i was only about 10. The reason it's my favorite is because as I was carrying it back to my room I dropped it and broke the lid and my Dad very carefully picked it all up, fixed it and brought it back to me in just a few hours and dried my tears. That was when I learned "My Dad can fix ANYTHING!" and I still feel that way at 49 yrs.!

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  82. i luv this project. my fav present was a necklace my daughter made. and my engagement ring :) that my husband gave me :) designsbyleti@gmail.com

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  83. I love how the wrappers aren't round. They are so beautiful.

    My favorite gift is a Brother sewing machine my mom and dad gave me when I was 18. I still have it 27 years later and it still runs like a champ! jvilla95ar at gmail.com

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  84. Beautiful candle bands. Love the red sparkle.
    My favorite Christmas presents are always having my entire family together. Last year we had a blessed late Christmas - twin granddaughters who are the love of my life and bring me joy and happiness every day of the year. This will be their first Christmas and will definitely be one of our most enjoyable ones.
    Marcie

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  85. Hi Melissa

    I love your project! what a great center piece this makes!
    My favorite gift was from my daughter about 4 yrs ago, they made me paper bag albums.. a treasure!
    I am a new follower of your blog
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

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  86. I love all your projects, but especially the candle wraps. What a lovely table you will have!
    My favorite gift has to be my engagement ring from my husband! That was just a few (28+) years ago!

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  87. My favortite present was a giant stuffed frog my brother had bought me with the money from his paper route. Both of my bros picked on me endlessly. That was when I figured out he really did love me after all. It was totally unexpected and magnanomous to a 7 year old.

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  88. Great idea and great candy! Thanks!

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  89. Terrific idea! I love how it turned out!

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  90. This is a great way to really add some nice decoration to your table without spending a lot of money! I love it!

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  91. O that is a easy one I wanted one so bad and my Hubbie got me a DSI for Christmas Last year.. I LOVE it..I take it with me to the Hospital when my hubbie is there and it HELPS pass the time and keeps me from GOING CRAZY WITH WORRY!!:O)
    I Love your Blog the candles LOOK so Pretty now U will have the fanciest TABLE EVER!!:)
    I love the way u did your card holder toooooo U SO SMART!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS

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  92. Ok, first THANK YOU for including me in this hop!!! Your candle wraps are so sparkly and your photography made them look so serene! I have never played/decorated candles...mhhhh
    I am still smiling/ok laughing at Nana Donna's gift... sorry for getting distracted it is just too funny!!
    back to the project... embossing poweder? cheaper! what a great idea, and isn't wonderful to be able to Weld on Gypsy? Thanks for the hints and inspiration!
    Gaby

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