he crafts, she crafts – Volume 4

After a month off, Mark and I have returned with our latest “He Crafts, She Crafts” – the Encyclopedia challenge.

This one was difficult for me because narrowing down the possibilities was difficult.

In the past I have used old book pages to cover walls in my craft room, decopauge a table, create cards, and so much more.  This time I decided to use some dollar bin finds to create some fun little candles (flameless only!) to add ambience to a room.

decopauged tea light holders for flameless tea light candles for he crafts she crafts with Mark Montano

Quick and Simple Book Page (flameless) Candle Holders…

Take a glass candle holder and decopauge a strip of the book page paper to the inside and let it dry.

decopauged tea light candle holders for flameless candles for he crafts she crafts with Mark Montano

decopauged tea light holders for flameless tea light candles for he crafts she crafts with Mark Montano

decopauged tea light holders for flameless tea light candles for he crafts she crafts with Mark Montano

Using a scallop circle punch, punch out several pieces of the book pages – 12ish.

Use a flat one as the base.  As you hot glue on the next piece, wrinkle it slightly.  As you add each additional piece, wrinkle them more and more until you create a dimensional flower.

decopauged tea light holders for flameless tea light candles for he crafts she crafts with Mark Montano

Hot glue some bling to the center of each flower to finish it off.

decopauged tea light holders for flameless tea light candles for he crafts she crafts with Mark Montano

Once the candle holders are dry, tie on some ribbon and then hot glue on the flowers.

decopauged tea light holders for flameless tea light candles for he crafts she crafts with Mark Montano

Add in some flameless tea lights and you are all set.

decopauged tea light holders for flameless tea light candles for he crafts she crafts with Mark Montano

This can easily be replicated with jars, glassware, or other items for a more varied presentation than what I have here.

So, while I went small and quick, Mark went for a statement piece that is absolutely phenomenal.  He never ceases to amaze me with what he comes up.  For a guy that is not a fan of wreaths, he sure knows how to make superb ones!

Be sure to leave comments both here and on Mark’s blog – we will send out a little goodie box for you if you do!!!

Thanks for stopping by to check out He Crafts, She Crafts – Volume 4!  #hcsc

 


Comments

he crafts, she crafts – Volume 4 — 19 Comments

  1. Cute votive holders! I’m a candle lover so this is great! These would be a cute gift for book lovers! And Mark definitely went extravagant on his!

  2. i just LOVE paper crafts with old book pages. My problem is i lack imagination in that area, but i absolutely adore this wreath, anyone who knows me would know that a wreath made out of book pages is perfectly fitting for me since i love my books more than almost anything!

  3. SWEET! I can see these scattered along a picnic table for an afternoon into evening Summer fete — they would also make lovely “take away” gifts for one’s guests! I love the way you two begin with the same element(s), and end up with TOTALLY different finished goods. BRAVA! This one is definitely a ‘keeper’!

  4. I LOVE doing this blog post with you! You have challenged me 3 times now and I’ve grown so much from it. Just in case I don’t say it enough, I love being your friend!

  5. Really beautiful! I have some old magazines i got super cheap thrifting these would be great for!

  6. Stephanie and Mark both did fabulous projects that I want CASE! Thanks for sharing!
    Suzi #5563

  7. Love all projects recycling, better than buying new stuff and killing more trees. Yes, I have bought plenty of papers galore, I know, but I always feel so guilty! But when I recycle, I feel like I have saved a tree! Yay! Oh, and I love the door the wreath is on, it’s gorgeous!

  8. Love the wreath very creative, will do a couple of the, for my house. Tnx for sharing excellent ideas

  9. Both yours and Mark’s projects are beautiful! I think they would be great used together in a room!

  10. The little candles are cute ! I probably wouldn’t of thought to put them INside the jar! Love your little flower too ! Loving Mark’s too — need to take a closer look-see at it ! I love wreaths !

  11. Wow, that wreath is absolutely gorgeous! I would never guess that it is “manmade”! Love your candle holders, too!

  12. Wow, simply wow. I haven’t seen such creativity in a long while. I would normally just go to lumabase.com and order the latest trendy flame less tea lights. but now, you definitely inspired me to attempt something new. Thanks!

  13. I just found your site while stumbling upon “stumble upon”. I have been involved in all sorts of craft adventures. Since I have been retired I have enjoyed making bookends, working with polymer clay , woodworking, photography bird carving etc. When I read your remarks about
    how creativity has become an important part of your life I felt I finally found a medium through which I could communicate with other guys and gals with the same interests as I .
    Can’t wait to find out how I can get involved with you guys

    Bernedee@aol.com

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