Crafts Using Battery-Powered Candles

joy lattern litLast week I bought a package of 11 battery-operated candles at Costco.  The package included 3 6-inch pillars, 4 voties and 4 tea lights.  Batteries were included which is always nice.

My first craft project involving these candles is the joy lantern above.  I cut this out using my Silhouette Cameo with the pattern from the Silhouette Design Store.  I highly recommend this design.  The design cut very easily on a single sheet of 8 1/2 in by 11 inch cardstock.  Joy lanternI cut out rectangles of vellum and attached those to the inside of the panels.  Then I placed a votive candle inside and tied the two top pieces together with a ribbon.  I’m going to take this to a party tomororw as a hostess gift. Here’s one more view from the other side. I really like this lantern and plan to make more as gifts.

Paris candle 1

The second gift I made using the electric candles is a printed paper to wrap around a 6 inch tall pillar. My niece is decorating her bedroom with a vintage Parisian theme.  I am hoping she can use this candle as an accessory.

I used these two pictures from The Graphics Fairy website for the candle decoration.  The first picture is the Vintage Paris Travel Postcard – Notre-Dame.  The second picture is Antique Paris Image – Eiffel Tower.  I copied the two pictures to a Word file and arranged them to wrap around the candle.  When cut the paper measures 6 inches tall and 10 inches wide.

I love the color pictures on The Graphics Fairy website but I didn’t think they looked good with the orange glow that the candles have.  So I recolored the pictures using Word to a light brown color.  I printed the file onto a sheet of tan-colored vellum paper.  Then I cut the vellum to fit and wrapped it around the candle.  I taped the vellum to itself so that it would be easy to remove from the candle if my niece wants to replace it with another decoration.  Here are pictures of the front and back of the candle when the candle is not turned on.  This was a fun and easy project.

candle daylight 2 candle daylight

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