Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas luminary

Ready for another Random Redhead Challenge from
Gingersnap Creations? How about Candelabras,
Chandeliers, and Candles
--a perfect challenge
for the holidays.

You know the melted wax trick I talked about? This
luminary uses the same technique. The melted wax makes
the paper translucent, allowing the candle glow to shine
through. The Santa image is on vellum, the snow is Tacky
Glue and snow glitter. I also sprinkled silver glitter
on the paper, as I was melting the crayons onto it, and
swirled it around in the wax with the crayons.

If you don't have a suitable candle holder, a wide
mouth canning jar (they're tempered glass) will work
just as well. Just make sure your candle is much lower
than the top of the jar, and the flame won't come in
contact with the paper luminary. (Yes, I know, uh,
duh, right?)

There is glitter all over our house right now, from all
the Christmas things I've been making and receiving, and
you know how glitter clings to everything and everyone.
Let's just say our teenage sons are looking mighty
sparkly lately . . .



Cath Wilson said...

Beautiful, Trisha - you're tempting me more and more to play with crayons, lol - good job I don't have time right now!

2amscrapper said...

Lovely candles, Trisha. I have glitter and microbeads all over the place!

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow! Your candle wrap is amazing. Love it!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Beyond gorgeous!!!!!!!
Wishes to you.

Netty said...

Terrific candle wrap Trisha.
Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas and a Joyful New Year, xx

Shar said...

Fabulous! I love the effect of the wax on the paper, especially when the candle is lit. Gorgeous!

trisha too said...

Thank you! It's a great project to do with kids, too--we made them last night with the preschool class we teach at church, for mommy gifts. We didn't put any images on them, or glitter, just the crayon thing.


Pendra said...

You are so creative and talented... would love to used shop with you and see all the treasures you would make of them! Happy Holidays hon!
Crafty Hugs,

Mary Ann Potter said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! I appreciate the clear directions, too. I get so much inspiration from y'all at Gingersnaps --- what a blessing.