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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy November 1st Everyone !  It's Debbie from Debs Electic Thoughts Blog.  Another month has come around and we have so much to be thankful for particularly during November. The crisp fall air, the lovely colors of the changing leaves before winter sets in and the anticipation of gathering at the end of the month for Thanksgiving with family and friends. I just LOVE fall holidays, don't you?
 
This month on Cricut FANatics are designers may be sharing anything related to the upcoming holidays...cards, gifts, table decor, home decor to help inspire you to get your Cricut chirping while you create some fun holiday items for your family and friends.

I wanted to share these special Thanksgiving candles I made last year for our holiday table.  These were super easy to make and the family loved them.  We will be using them again this year and probably for several years to come. I love to make decor we can use year after year.


I purchased large glass jar candles from Michaels in yummy pumpkin spice scent. The color and sent are perfect for fall table but pick what ever sent you prefer. Hint: They put these on sale during the holidays and I waited until they were 3 for only $10...what a steal !
 
I then  cut a 3 1/4" X 12 " strip of fall scrapbook paper and wrapped it around the middle of the candle. I adhered it using a tape runner.  You could also use ScoreTape.  Where the paper doesn't meet up, I cut a strip of 3 1/4" X 1 1/4 " and adhered there. Tip: You should measure your jar candle and adjust the measurement to fit the size of your jar.
 
 
Using the Cricut Lite Lacy Labels cartridge, I cut out a label using cardstock at 2 3/4 ".  I then used the Cricut Seasonal Thanksgiving cartridge and cut various phrases at 1 1/2" and the leaves on a vine  at 2" and then adhered to the labels. I hung each completed label from around the top of the candle jar using fall fibers. Tip: I added a pop dot to the back of each label to keep them at the right angle to read them on the candle. 


We added a few pilgrims and indians figurines and some fall foliage scattered around the table and we had lovely Thanksgiving table decor to enjoy during our meal.  
 
Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving !
 
Cricut Info & Supplies Used:
Designed By:  Debbie O'Neal
Cricut Machine Used:  Cricut Expression
Cricut Cartridges Used: Lacy Labels, Thanksgiving
Other Supplies Used: Patterned paper, cardstock, fiber, jar candle
 

14 comments:

  1. What a wonderful way to celebrate Thanksgiving! Thanks for the tip on decorating with these candles. I could almost smell the pumpkin pie baking as I read your description.

    Have a wonderful day!

    Donna

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  2. What a great way to spruce up those candles Debbie!! Love it!

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  3. Beautiful decorated candle jar.love it.

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  4. What a gorgeous candle decoration! It really makes a lovely centerpiece with the figurines. I need to run over to Michael's and get me some jars. I can just smell that lovely goodness.

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  5. Gorgeous table decor, Debbie! It's beautiful! I love how you made something wonderful out of plain candles! I look at your photos and can almost smell the turkey cooking! These would make great gifts too.

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  6. Your altered candle is just lovely!

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  7. That is a beautiful table!! Love your ideas!

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  8. Great idea & I bet they smell great too...Thanks for sharing!!

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  9. Nice way to add to your table decor!

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  10. Thought about giving candles as a gift this year, what a great decoration. I love the Holiday Memories fragrance candles from Swan Creek, everyone always compliments me on them when I have them out....guess I should spruce them up a bit this year, they'll really be impressed!

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