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December 18, 2010


Hello, everyone!  It's  Audrey @ cuteandsome.blogspot.com and I'm back again with another project.

First, as always, I'd like to thank Pam for letting me be on her design team; however, this month I must apologize for not having the time to do a Gypsy or Cricut project.  If any of you are familiar with me and/or visiting my blog, you know I have been extremely busy.  So, I only have this handmade project tutorial to share today before getting back to a work assignment I'm sneaking away from  -- I hope Pam doesn't mind this being a "no machine" handmade project.

What I'll be sharing is this cute and super easy little candle holder with a base:

What you'll need to make this is:

1-  8.50" x 8.50" sheet of vellum ( I was fortunate to find some with the snowflakes already printed on it)
1-  8.50" x 6" sheet of black cardstock
1- battery operated votive candle (you can purchase from any Dollar Store)

Start with vellum and very gently, so as not to tear the vellum, score along the top at 8.50" sides at 2", 4", 6" and 8"; turn paper once to the right and score at 2" all the way down.  What you will essentially have is a 2-4-6-8 box pattern as shown below:

Next, cut along the score marks of each bottom section up to the 2" score line forming your tabs; cut out the 1/2" tab entirely:

Fold along the score marks, glue or use double-sided tape to put your box together: 

Great, now let's make the base.  Do the same scoring with the black sheet of cardstock at 2", 4", 6" and 8" along the 8.50" top, cutting out the tabs and the 1/2" tab:

STOP!!!  Instead of folding it into a box, at this point, we're going to cut out a half circle between the first long panel (I used the bottom of my glue container):

Here's a close up of what your half circle should look like:

Now fold all four (4) of the panels together with the tracing on top but leaving the 1/2" extended, like this:

Okay, now cutting through all 4 sections, cut out the half circle  When you open the paper your pattern will look like this:

Now you can fold and put your box together.  When that's done you'll have this:

Now we're going to glue the bottom of the vellum candle holder to the top of the black cardstock base to get this:

All that's left is to decorate it and drop in your battery operated candle!   It's so east!!!

I used gold tape to cover my seams where the holder and base meet, and for fun I pop-dotted my initial to it.  You can decorate yours any way you like!!!  I preferred mine tall because I'm going to do them in pairs and I thought that would look nice, however, you can adjust yours to be shorter if you'd like.

Soooo, are we ready to see what it looks like all lit up?!!!  Okay...

I hope you like it!!! 

Well, as I said, I'm really very busy, so I gotta run!  But I'll see you again next month.  In the meantime, you can always drop in and visit with me sometime -- I love company at my place!!!


papillon digital design said...

This is gorgeous! No we do not have to always whip out our cricut and gypsy to do everything but we certainly can never do without out hands and our minds :). Using them both to come up with something gorgeous like this is what makes us - US - a unique creative person!! =D>

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

sooo pretty! Sorry I did not get a chance to see you in Chicago. You were sooo right, the distances were brutal and so was the weather!!!!!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is great Audrey. what a cool little project. TFS

Dawn McCarty said...

:D I just love it. thanks for sharing. you did a great job.


TR said...

Very nice!
I was worried until you said
to use an electric candle.
It is pretty unlit too! I'm seeing
many of them on a mantel.
Maybe spelling out the last name
or Merry Christmas. etc.

:) TR

Unknown said...

Very elegant Audrey! I love your idea TR to spell out a word or name on the mantel!!!

Mrs. Green said...

This is very cool!

Sheila said...

What a creative and elegant idea and with the winter evenings drawing in the candles will go down a treat. Thanks for the tutorial, it makes things so much clearer.
Keep up the good work - you are an inspiration

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