Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thankful Candles and Pumpkin

I wanted to make some Thanksgiving gifts for my kids' Mother's Day Out teachers and their Sunday School teachers, so I used this month's kit to decorate some yummy pumpkin spice candles and make a little paper pumpkin.


These candles take about 15 minutes (if even that!) to make. I just cut a strip that wraps around the candle, tied a strip of fabric around it, and adhered on the velvet leaves, handcut paper leaves, and a mini-tag embellished with a flourish from the Making Memories glitter alpha stickers.
I used a pumpkin tutorial by my friend Greta (found here) to make this mini pumpkin out of paper. I changed the dimensions to 6" strips and I used about 17 strips. It was super easy.
I loved how the shimmer on the cardstock really adds a special touch to the pumpkin, and the little wine tag was perfect for this gift! I hand cut leaves and added "veins" in them with the glitter glue. Fun stuff! I can't wait to give these little gifts to their teachers!

3 comments:

Linh Chin-Lai said...

These are cute little gifts, Virginia!

g said...

you are just amazing! these are adorable little gifts & i'm sure they will be happily received! so cute!
the Nov kit is so gorgeous!!

ann said...

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