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October 28, 2010

Head to the Craft Store

Treats and advice from Natalie, great combo!

I have never dressed up a candle before and always wanted to. I took this Halloween as an opportunity to do such and pulled a Yankee Pillar candle out of the closet. The scent is Harvest so it would work well for any Autumn holiday.

I saved up and bought the Cricut Lite Celebrate with Flourish cartridge from Wal-Mart and used my Cricut Expression to cut out the cute pumpkin pieces. I used a coordinating green ribbon and glued it to a piece of black cardstock that I had measured to fit around the base of the candle. I also used a pair of pattern scissors to add some flare to the cardstock base. I glued the pumpkin to the cardstock and used my fingers to mold the pumpkin into a shape that would fit the candle. Then I glued the pumpkin to the candle and glued the two ends of the cardstock together in the back using Scotch's quick dry glue.

The "Boo" was cut out using a third party cutting program and I embossed it in my Cuttlebug with Swiss dots. I used small glue dots to adhere it to the candle.

When using pillars it is important to first burn the candle when you really have some time to watch it and never let the wax melt over the edge of the candle or it will ruin the manner in which you want the candle to burn when it has been decorated. Once a pool of wax has melted to within 1/4 in of the edge blow it out. Repeat this every couple hours until some of the wax has evaporated enough and you have a nice lip around the edge of the candle!


  1. So cute Natalie!!!! Love it and also great candle burning tips!!!

  2. Very Cute Deb. You are all such good mommies who deck your house out for the holidays!

  3. This candle was so fun to make and it looks cool when lit!


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