11.21.2011

Holiday Candles

What a busy, busy weekend!  I got so see my brother K play in his first hockey scrimmage, say goodbye to my sister who is off to Portland for a month (good luck!), hang out with boyfriend B, his parents, and mine, and go to the Packer game with two wonderful uncles and an equally wonderful cousin (Thanks Uncle B).  Looking forward to a long Thanksgiving break where I get to see the rest of my extended family.

In the mean time, I have discovered some wonderful ways to spruce up your candles for the quickly approaching holiday season.  As I showed you here, my lovely roommate bought some garland to add some holiday decor to our candles on the coffee table.  I had originally been thinking about working some glitter into the mix; however, luckily I had J to come up with this instead because I just don't think I would have been happy after dipping my candles in glitter.  One of those it seemed like a good idea at the time projects.  Usually I would try to do some of this on my own, but I just can't seem to find enough time for everything in my life right now.  So instead of making pretty things, I'm finding pretty things.  Here's what I would like to do if there were 30 hours in a day:

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Each of these could add some much needed texture to a mantle, coffee table, end table...you get the picture.  What do you do to spice up your candles for the holiday?

8 comments:

pam {simple details} said...

What a fun weekend, you packed in a lot! I'm going to steal the cranberry idea, thanks!

Carly {xoxo teacherista} said...

Why of course! Let me know how it turns out!

Michelle ~ Make Life Pretty said...

Hi Carly,
Thanks for the follow! I'm doing a twist on the cranberries. For the Thanksgiving buffet, I'm doing glass apothecary jars full of cranberries and hurricane lamps next to them.

Carly {xoxo teacherista} said...

Michelle that sounds stunning! Love the idea of putting the cranberries in glass apothecary jars.

Dana Frieling@ Make Them Wonder said...

Hey Carly! Such pretty pretties you shared with us. When you find those extra 6 hours of daytime, let us in on the secret. ha!

Recently Roached said...

Love al of these! Especially the twig ones. I have that pinned on pinterest, and I've been really wanting to try it! :)

Carly {xoxo teacherista} said...

I'll be sure to get back to you on that one Dana :)

RR: Let me know if you make the twig candles, and I truly hope they manage to live a life longer than the beautiful wreath. RIP.

Mrs. Avant said...

Carly!

I just felt like I had to comment. I have seriously been wanting to start a blog for so long now, and I cannot tell you how much I admire you for actually doing it!

Side note.. I love the twigs and cranberries. I have those pinned (which I'm now following you) for my brother's rehearsal dinner. It's mid-January, and we're going for a rustic wintery theme.

Congrats on the awesome blog!