Friday, January 14, 2011

D.I.Y. Valentine's Day Love Note Candles That Hold The Key To Your Heart!

Here's a D.I.Y. Valentine's Day project that you can just about make for a song and may definitely hold the key to your heart! Inspired by this fun little find at Michael's . . .

. . . I thought, hey, that's a perfect idea for a D.I.Y. Valentine's Candle Project . . . and so I picked up a few things that I thought would work for the project at Michael's . . . glittery letters and ribbon.  Then headed over to the Dollar Tree for a few tall glass alter votive candles (replacing the bottles from the original inspiration) and some glitter glue.  I already had most of the other things that I ended up using for this project. (streamers, Elmer's glue, keys...which I actually found laying in the "junk drawer", sheet music (if you don't have this you can download for FREE HERE.), scissors and construction paper. 

Glitter letters (store bought or make your own), sheet music, ribbon, construction paper.

Glitter glue, cutter, scissors, crepe paper streamers, glue.

Tall jar candles (alter votives), Random, old or in between.

And Now the D.I.Y. fun begins! 

Cut the sheet music into equal strips for each candle you are creating a letter for.  I used a 2-1/2" x 4" size for each strip for the LOVE Candles.

After the strips are cut add glue to the back of each and apply to the front and center of each glass votive.

Slide it back and forth and up and down a little bit so that the glue adheres to the glass and the paper.  Wipe off excess glue with paper towel.

Wa-laa . . . 1-2-3-4 ready for the next step

Apply a thin layer of glitter glue around the entire border of the sheet music strips.  You can use any color you would like and if you want a double layer go for it! hehehe!

Glitter glue on the last of the 4

Glittery borders all done . . . next

Cut 1-1/2" wide white construction paper hearts

Take a 14"-16" strip of red crepe streamers, fold in half and adhere to the back of each of the white construction paper hearts...scrunching and overlapping the crepe paper as you go! Cut off the excess at the end.

and cut off any extra around the edges . . . mine were approx. 1/4" border once cut down.

 After the crepe paper streamer borders were trimmed I added another border layer of red glitter glue around each of the white construction paper hearts. 
Next apply the glitter letters with glue to the center of each white construction paper heart.

Glue each of the heart letter embellishments to the front and center of the sheet music blocks on the front of the glass votives. 
Once that all four have the heart letters glued on and everything is dry (very important or you'll end up with a smeared mess) Cut 2 - 24" Ribbon strips (one pink, one red . . . or whatever colors you might prefer) and tie around the top of the jar.

Take your key and run the ribbon through the opening in the top then tie in a knot to hold in place.

After all of the keys are in place tie off each ribbon set into a bow.  Trim ends if you want a shorter look.  I ended up trimming about 1/4" off each side.
After all of your bows are tied off you've got yourself one sweet and lovely set of Valentine's Day Votive Candles. 

Perfect for sharing with a friend, your sweetheart or setting just the right ambiance for Valentine's Day Fun!

Wishing you a Valentine's Day filled with Love Notes from that special someone that holds the key to your heart!

I Shared This Project HERE!

Texas Monkey


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1 comment:

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Those are soooo stinkin' cute! You did a great job!