Monday, October 19, 2009

Quick and easy Gift for a Friend!

A friend of mine from work recently had a birthday and I wanted to give her a little something that she could use over the holidays. I decided to put together a little gift set with the colors of Fall. I found this cute kitchen towel set, candle and dish from a local discount designer store and just needed to tie it all together.

Using the SU "happy harvest" sentiment and some Nesties I created the label for the candle. And with a leaf border stamp from Recollections, I applied the technique of stamping on a candle that is shown HERE at SCS

You need to look closely to see the stamped leaf border I applied. I probably could have used a little darker ink to help my leaves show up better, but in real life it does show up more. The white areas were already like that because the candle is a little rustic-like with a rougher texture than some candles you might find!

If you have never tried this technique you should give it a whirl. It is great for updating and repurposing inexpensive candles and makes a great gift for the holidays! The technique that I linked you to now has a video demonstration also. Have fun!!

May your new week start out smoothly and may your bucket overflow with warm thoughts on this chilly Monday!!


Katie Skiff said...

Very cute idea. I never think to pic up candles when I'm out and about. Member it's 90 miles to stores that carry them! LOL... This is very cute and a great gift idea!!

Arlana said...

Very cute gift Kelly, Love making those candle4s. You did an awsome job on this one. Your friend will really love her gift.

PaperCrafty said...

What a lovely gift set!! Your friend will love it!!

mulberry station said...

What a nice gift. I am sure your friend will love this.

Thanh said...

Send me a set Kelly! It's going to look so great in her house