Hi crafty friends. It’s Kristine and today I am here to share my first project featuring the gorgeous Simple Vintage Coastal Collection. For my first project, I will show you how to decorate a trio of candles for your home. I love making home decor, and this candle set is no exception. Since they’re battery operated, they are safe to use, too!
This paper line is by Simple Stories, and it features gorgeous coastal images including shells, flamingos, pineapples, and florals. For my candle set, I am using one sheet of paper from the 12x12 Basic Kit. Each candle also has one of the 2x2 cut apart cards from the 12x12 Collection Kit. Embellishing the candles is easy with the Bits and Pieces pack, Sticker Book, and Decorative Brads. Other items from my stash include a burlap trim and aqua twine.
Adding Texture to the Candle Base
In keeping with the beach theme, I want my candle bases to have a rough, sand-like finish. This can be accomplished by using texture paste such as Prima’s Jewel Texture Paste or making your own. I opted to make my own texture paste from glue, cream acrylic paint, glitter, and baking powder.
Once my mixture was ready, I used a palette knife to add a thick coat to the top and bottom of each candle. Next, I used a paintbrush to apply Nuvo Mousse in Coastal Surf to the texture paste. Then, I added a light layer of Nuvo Mousse in French Rose to each candle. Finally, I added another layer using Coastal Surf. Once my Nuvo Mousse was dry, I cut a piece of the aqua paper from the 12x12 Basic Kit and adhered it to the center of the candle. Next, I wrapped each candle in burlap trim.
Embellishing the Candles
Then, I added one of the the 2x2 cut apart cards from the Collection Kit to the center of each candle. From the Sticker Book, I selected one of the border strips, cut it apart, and added one piece to either side of the cut apart card. A twine bow with a decorative brad is adhered to the top of the card. Then, I selected greenery from the Bits and Pieces pack for each side of the card, and one floral piece for the bottom of the card. To finish each candle, I selected one of the sentiments from the Sticker Book, backed it on cardstock, and used foam squares to adhere to the front.
This project came together quickly and was a lot of fun to make. With such beautiful paper like in the Simple Vintage Coastal collection, making home decor is easy! I hope you have found this project inspiring and that you will try making your own candle trio today! Also, don’t forget to head over to the FotoBella online store to pick up the Simple Vintage Coastal collection today!
~Kristine, FotoBella Design Team Member