Thursday, February 4, 2010

My Mantra...


If you can't find what you want, MAKE IT YOURSELF! I've seen some black and white candles, but they weren't the exact color I was looking for. So I took a black Sharpie marker and colored a harlequin design onto my candles:

I wanted to match my plate from Hobby Lobby:

And on the other side of the room to match my bowl and lampshade
It was simple to do, just pencil on the design and color it in with a marker! I purchased these candles at the Christmas Tree Shop for $1.69 and $1.99 ea. - a bargain!

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13 comments:

  1. Good for you! The candle looks sweet! =)

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  2. Love it! Love black and white, love harlequin, love your plate...lampshade...the candles are a great idea.

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  3. Okay...I'm speechless...;)
    Cindy at Lakewood

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  4. :-) Well, why didn't we think of that? What a fantastic fix for a candle dilemma! Just draw it on with markers!!!

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  5. OK, that is a fantastic idea! You are so creative.

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  6. WOW! What a great way to fix up a candle! I really like your blog! Very creative! I don't think anyone can pull off a pink kitchen like you did! Very cool!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! Since my Home Ec didn't go so well, I'm hoping that it will now! I may be stopping by with questions on sewing! :oD

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  7. What a great idea-I never would have known you used a sharpie
    -Crystal

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  8. I love how those turned out! Very creative to even think to use a sharpie. Like everyone said, i would have never guessed that it was done by a sharpie!

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  9. I think you can also buy candle paint at Michel's----I remember using it for something years ago. Your candles look great, I love the black and white theme. Isn't Hobby Lobby wonderful?

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  10. Now those are SO cute!! I love Hobby Lobby and I love the unique candle ideas. You are just giving me tons of ideas with candles! :)

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  11. Thats a good thing to know... I will have to remember that for the future!

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  12. LOVE black and white...You did a great job. It looks fantastic!

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  13. LOVE IT!
    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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