Saturday, July 6, 2013

Fake Distressed Wood Candles from NORTHSHORE DAYS

It's no secret that Natalie from NorthShore Days is one of my oldest and dearest blogging friends.  She lives in New Zealand and even though we are a million miles apart, she senses things.  No matter how cool I was trying to be, she knew I was stressed getting ready to go on a trip, working and blogging.  She just sent me a guest post and told me to use it whenever.  Is it any wonder that she is so dear to me??

Hey Silo Hill Farm readers, 

I'm Natalie from NorthShore Days and I'm so happy to be visiting the Farm, while Danni is away this week.

Today I'm going to show you a neat little trick to dress up those cheap dollar store candles, without spending a lot of money.

My project calls for fake wood cardstock, but really you could use pattern you like.

It's as easy as 1 2 3....

Measure the card and cut to size, then stick it to the candle with double sided tape.
I embellished mine, very simply, with twine.


Wouldn't these make the cutest gifts? Or center pieces?

 But to be extra careful, remove the card if you plan to burn the candles.
I like my candles to be part of my decor so they are very rarely if ever, lit.


So easy, no mess, minimal cost and a great decor "pick me up".


Thanks for having me Danni..

Take care
 
 xxx
 
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Aren't those candles just awesome?  I thought they were real wood and paint when I first saw them!  Now Natalie didn't mention it, but I will....she makes the most fabulous jewelry and sells it in her Etsy Shop which you can find HERE.  I'm not kidding you...check it out!  I wear a lot of Nat's jewelry and I get compliments on it all them time!  I gave several pieces of it as Christmas gifts last year and they were very well received.  Here prices are almost too reasonable and I was surprised by the low shipping costs as well. 
Thank you for the great guest post Natalie AND for being such a great friend!!  I love ya girl! 

22 comments:

  1. Love the idea of easily changing the decor with simple pieces of paper, too. I usually use Yankee candles in glass jars that I light for any or no occasion. This idea should work on those, though, right. I shall have to experiment to see how hot it gets! Poor me, having to sit with scented candles reading a good book to do this experiment.

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  2. What a kind friend! WHat a BEAUTIFUL project! Love the candles and the simplicity of them.

    Hope you aren't too too stressed anymore, Danni - enjoy your voyage!

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  3. What a difference some patterned paper can make. Looks great!

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  4. Wow these are so nice. Have a great break Danni! Awesome job Natalie!

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  5. These are great! Why do I always look for hard things to do and never think of the simple things?

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  6. I love it ! So simple yet so striking :-) Love, love !!

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  7. Awesome candle makeover! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  8. What a fantastic guest post. I thought it was real wood too! And just like Natalie, I am a candle duster too. Rarely do I burn my candles :)

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  9. I love that paper- great idea to change things in a minute!

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  10. These are great. I want to find paper just like that! The little touch of twine is perfect! So sweet to help out Danni! She's awesome ;)
    Karen

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  11. That paper is so lovely! What a great way to dress up candles! Love these!

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  12. they are absolutely gorgeous. Really gives that bit of nature look.
    I love the smell of candles; well certain scents anyway.
    When I have tall candles like this, I burn part way down and then I put in a tea light so that I can still have the beauty of the outside of the candle.
    What a great gift these would make.

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  13. That was very sweet, and the candles are perfect!

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  14. Danni and Natalie - what a great and easy way to make beautiful candles! Thanks so much for sharing and hope you both have a happy Sunday!

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  15. What a great project...beautiful, simple and quick! GENIUS!

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  16. Thank you Everyone for your lovely comments. Thank you to my dear friend Danni, anytime hunni, you know that. Love ya girl xxxx

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  17. Awe what a great friend! That's such a sweet thing to do for you. Super cool candles too. Love the distressed wood look :)

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  18. What a fabulous idea! They look so beautiful, Natalie. :)

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  19. Too cool, Nat, what a good friend! Those candles really do look like wood! I could give out a bunch of those as gifts, my friends would love them! I'd have to keep a pair for myself, too :-)

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  20. They're lovely, I don't know how I missed this :)

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