Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Fall inspired candle holder

Hmm..you’ll be thinking, more candle holders?? Well, I love them so much that I cant seem to keep my hands off making them. So here goes another. I found a lovely green colored empty wine bottle at my cousin’s place. She was too generous to give it to me and my mind started racing as to what should be done to make it a fabulous candle holder. Here is what I did to a plain green bottle:

I was always in love with how beautiful and magnificent the maple and oak leaves look in the fall season. In India however, we do not have maple trees. I really missed the magic of red, orange and gold leaves. All those who live in the countries abroad must be having such fun with these fall leaves. Now, I wasn’t the one to just imagine; I had to make a fall inspired candle holder somehow.
So I set to cut out paper maple, oak and other fall leaves to make my own fall collection, even if out of paper, lol! Find out how:


I cut them up, then painted them (or tried to!!) paint them in the colors of fall: tan, red, burgundy, orange.

Okay, you may find these funny as fall leaves, but they are MY fall leaves all rite!
I went ahead and stuck them in a random fashion onto my glass bottle with some fast glue. Remember that there is no specific pattern to be followed here, its all random.
After it was all dry, I outlined each leaf with the help of a gold glass liner and let it dry for another 2 hours. I know you must be thinking, drying? Again? Lol!

Tada! I captured the fall season alrite, and the memory will glow proudly as I light the candle up….
Here are all three of my glass candle holders together…oh my, they are pretty!!
I've linked these beauties to:


and at
Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special


LollyChops said...

You did a fantastic job on those leaves! I cannot even tell they are not real! You have some lovely painting skills!

farah said...

hi sonia. thanks for commenting on my blog. i immediately moved on to yours and loved it very much. i am adding you on my bloglist and if you like mine pl do so in yours.thanks and happy crafting. my blg is at http://www.farahartcreations.blogspot.com

Sachiko said...

Wow, you did fantastic job on this! The leaves look so lovely.

~ RM said...

These are beautiful!

Thanks for adding my button! Let me know if you have one so I can return the favor! :)

Sonia said...

@Lolly, Farah, Sachiko: I'm so very happy you all liked it so, for I did feel a little skeptic about making paper fall leaves, of which I'm glad now!

@RM: I do not have a button but you can still add my blog on your list..Hope you will :)..

Thank you all for visiting!

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

WOW! Those are fabulous!

Sonia said...

@ Stephanie: Thank you, I'm glad you liked them..and that you visited!

Treasia Stepp said...

I love this. It turned out beautiful.

Its So Very Cheri said...

Wow--you guys are celebrating fall. I have a cousin who is a missionary in New Zealand and their seasons are always different.
You did a great job.


Anonymous said...

Just beautiful. I love them!

Andy Porter said...

Wow! Great job!

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