Wednesday, 27 April 2016

DIY Paper Flower Candle Centerpiece

This week we were so inspired by the floral beauty of spring and the romance of wedding season that we brought those two delights together for a blog post. In celebration of new life and new beginnings, we made a gorgeous candle craft: a DIY Paper Flower LED Candle Centerpiece.

One of the biggest perks of using Candle Impressions LED candles is the ability to decorate them with virtually any material, including flammable paper. In this DIY tutorial we contrast the rich and smooth texture of our real wax LED flameless candles with soft paper flowers and the alluring lustre of white pearls. The results are a gorgeous centerpiece, suitable for weddings, bridal showers, engagement parties and feminine spring decor. 

Watch the below video to learn how to make this beautiful project in less than 20 minutes. 

Materials Used: 
  • Candle Impressions Premium Flameless LED Candles; order online here
  • Pre-Cut Paper Flowers (we found ours at Michaels)
  • Faux-pearl earrings (example here)

Thank you for reading! Please let us know what you think of our new video blog format the this pretty little craft. Please remember this craft is intended for adults only and is not suitable for young children due to choking hazards. 

Friday, 4 December 2015

Winter Snow Mason Jars

A little sparkle and glow is just what your holiday decor needs. These DIY Winter Snow Mason Jars are easy to make and have a subtle rustic Scandinavian look to them.

All you need is:
  • Mirage LED votive 
  • Mason jar
  • White glue paste
  • Kosher salt
  • White and silver glitter
  • A faux evergreen sprig or other finishing detail 

1.  Evenly paint a layer of glue on the inside of your mason jar
2.  Mix together the sprinkles and salt (we used a baggie for easy dumping
3.  Dump the sprinkles into the jar & shake

4.  Paint icicles on the exterior of the jar with glue
5.  Sprinkle the glue with glitter
6.  Let dry (inside and out--about 1.5 hrs)
7.  Blow away excess sparkles on the exterior and dump out excess glitter and salt on the inside

We love the idea of making 3 and lining them down the table for a cute centerpiece. They look great on their own too and can really fit with any decor theme.

Adding a peppermint ribbon would be perfect for traditional decor looks. Please remember this craft is intended for adults only and is not suitable for young children due to choking hazards. 

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Rosemary & Berry Christmas Hurricane

Decorating for the holidays is fun, but not everyone has the storage or budget for specialty Christmas items. This DIY Rosemary & Berry Christmas Hurricane can be made with household items, including Candle Impressions LED pillars, and a quick-trip to the grocery store. 

  • 1 Candle Impressions or Mirage LED candle (available at Target
  • 1 large hurricane
  • 1 small hurricane that fits within the large hurricane, while also being large enough to hold the 3" diameter flameless candle 
  • Rosemary 
  • Winter berries (cranberries, holly, etc.) 
  • Small stones (or something of equivalent weight)
  • Tap water 

The directions are easy and in total the project should take less than 5 minutes. All you have to do is:
  1. Add some rocks to the bottom of the small hurricane to create some weight 
  2. Set the timer on your LED candle to the desired hour and place it inside of the small hurricane, on top of the bed of rocks 
  3. Place that small hurricane & candle inside of your larger hurricane
  4. Slide rosemary between the glass of the two hurricanes into an even arrangement
  5. Add water to the space between the hurricanes (note: if the inner hurricane becomes buoyant, add more rocks)
  6. Drop a handful of berries into the water and you're done!

We added some more Mirage flameless candles, pine cones and dollar store garland to complete the look, but it's completely optional. 

Not sure where to place this hurricane?  Try...
  • Dining room table as a centerpiece 
  • Kitchen island 
  • Front hall desk 
  • On a hearth beside other holiday decor 
Please remember this craft is intended for adults only and is not suitable for young children due to choking hazards. 

Monday, 30 November 2015

DIY Glowing Christmas Snowballs

Light up your Christmas display or dinner table with snowballs that sparkle during the day and glow at night. This DIY project is easy and yields store-quality results! 

  • 4 Candle Impressions tea lights (available on Amazon)
  • 4 styrofoam balls (ensure they're at least a 3" diameter) 
  • White, liquid glue
  • White and silver glitter 
  • Coarse, white salt (we used Kosher salt)
  1. Trace the circumference of your tea light onto the styrofoam ball
  2. Core the ball as deep as you can, without breaking through to the other side
  3. Hollow out the ball as evenly and thinly as possible (like hallowing out a pumpkin)
  4. Pop your tea light into the hole so the base is flush to the ball (it should be snug)
  5.  Mix your salt and glitter together for your desired color and sparkle; dump it evenly onto a disposable plate or other flat surface
  6. Coat the styrofoam balls evenly with the white glue
  7. Roll the glue-coated balls in your salt-glitter mixture & let dry (1 - 2 hrs)

The final product is beautiful! You can stack them into a pile, combine them all in a large vase or just scatter randomly as we did here. 

Pair it them with some Christmas decor and faux snow for the perfect winter look. 

Please remember this craft is intended for adults only and is not suitable for young children due to safety hazards.