11/6/15

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2015




Hi everyone, welcome to the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop.  I've been involved in this hop for the last several years and I am excited to be participating again.  Check out this list of sponsors.


 

My project is a tote which I've filled with candles for a friend.



I'm using a Walnut Hollow tote which I painted with Deco Art gold paint inside and out.  I love the rugged texture so I wanted to emphasize it.

 
Next I aged the tote a bit by inking randomly over the paint with ColorBox Crafter's Ink in Stone.

 
I used ColorBox Crafter's Ink by Ann Butler in Deep Woods with the ColorBox Bloom Artscreen in the corners.

 

I wanted to add assorted candles for the recipient so I decorated them first.
 

I added flowers to the top of the smaller jar, then wrapped ribbon around the lid.  The tapers were tied with ribbon and the white candle was rolled in 2 colors of ColorBox Glitter for a fun striped effect. 


 
The largest candle jar was etched with Etchall dip 'n etch.  Then I used the ColorBox Tropical Artscreen with Deep Woods Crafter's Ink on the jar.  Dip 'n etch provides a tooth by which inks and other products adhere to glass.  It creates a really nice texture to work on.


And the candles fit nicely inside the tote.

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24 comments:

  1. What a great little box you've made :)

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  2. Great gift idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Es un proyecto fácil de hacer y muy vistoso para las vela. Gracias por la inspiración.

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  4. This is a gift I would love to receive.

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  5. beautiful and fun project
    thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  6. I would be happy to receive a gift like this. Well done.

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  7. PRETTY candles and tote, a WONDERFUL gift!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing :)

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  8. What a smart and pretty idea, which anyone would like to receive.

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  9. this is gorgeous! I love the way you altered the carrying tote to become the perfect way to give the candles. :)

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  10. What a great gift! Love how you finished the tote. How fun, Thanks for sharing and the chance to win a great prize!
    Janelle R

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  11. Very nice. I'm sure your friends will really enjoy it.
    thanks for sharing.

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  12. This is really cool. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  13. So cute. You could keep this as an emergency kit for when the electricity goes out.

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  14. Wonderful box, I like the candles. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Wonderful box, I like the candles. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Love this beautiful box with full of candles! Thanks for sharing! Definitely an awesome idea!

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  17. I have wanted to get one of these totes for a while now and have just placed my order for a couple of them!! TFS!

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  18. I love totes! Love how you decorated yours! Tfs Patricia B

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  19. Love the rustic tote and candles.

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  20. Amazing creation! Thank you for this amazing giveaway!!!!

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