Friday, February 5, 2010

First Tutorial - Butterfly Candle Centerpiece

I've been reading craft blogs for awhile now and I am SO in LOVE with SO many of them! I love reading tutorials so I figured I'd take the opportunity to make my own :) I got my inspiration here and I'd LOVE to have a more exact replica but my bedroom is in brown tones. Ah well.

Mod Podge Glue
Cheap Frame
Scrapbook Paper
Buttons (or other embellishments)
Hot Glue Gun


I found the frame at the Dollar Tree and its awesome for this project because it has only a thin black frame with the majority being glass. Candles came from Dollar Tree as well. Paper and buttons were just laying around the house... so I have 3 bucks invested in this project! Gotta LOVE that!

 So here we go!


The first step is to chose what image you want to decoupage on your candle (1). Once you get it cut out (2) and trimmed to size (3) you are going to use the Mod Podge (or decoupage glue of your choice) and glue it (4) on the candle (FYI for those who haven't done this in the past... put the glue on the back of the paper). After you get your image glued on you will need to put a layer of Mod Podge on top to seal it. Just use your paintbrush to paint right on top of it.


While that dries we are going to make the base. Take the glass out of the frame and center it over the design on the paper you want to use (7 & 8). Trace around the glass and then cut it out (9). Pop the paper and glass back in the frame and voila (10)! Super hard, right?

Now all you need is some embellishment! I used some vintage buttons (11) that my mom had. I arranged and then hot glued them directly to the glass (12). So simple but oh so cute!


That's it! Just put the candles on top and you have a beautiful centerpiece for your table, buffet, etc! It was adorable resting on top of a vintage doily on my moms buffet table! And I've now got it sitting atop a stack of old books on my dresser. LOVE IT!




Mod Podge Amy said...

These are fab! I tweeted about it. . . xo

Jess said...

Super cute idea!!

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michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Great candles and tray! Thanks for leaving a comment. I Loved those legos!

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