Thursday, October 31, 2013

First Scentsy and candle accessories and more RAFFLE! 10/31 - 11/7 Drawing on 11/11/13

Halloween TRICK or TREAT with TREATS from Scentsy and my candles and accessories that I love this time of year. I love raffles! This begins Wednesday 10/31/13 - 11/7/13. 
Tickets are $2.00 each and that helps cover the cost of the products and shipping. The winners will definitely receive  my card and a sample or more and there will be a number of tickets with a prize from $10.00 - $50.00 worth of Scentsy and my candle and other samples and/or products.

We will draw the raffle numbers online, here on this blog, on 11/11/13 at 6pm PT / 9pm ET and you will keep track of your raffle number (given to you by me in email, when you send the $2.00 either by money order or paypal)

Please respond if interested in entering to and use that address for the payment. If only ONE person enters the contest, then that winner will win at least candy, samples, and a Scentsy gift from anywhere from $10.00 to $25.00 in a prize. You may enter as often as you wish. Additional tickets are just $1.00 each and the more you enter the greater the chance of you winning PRIZES!  
The raffle tickets that match up to your number will be given to my husband and he will pull the numbers that night and announce who won which gift!

That's for those who are interested. Thanks!! (ps... the picture shows a $10.00 prize and then the picture of the $50.00 prize as well).  My items will not be shipped with a gift basket or gift bag due to extra cost in shipping and materials. 

This is a $10.00 gift (not shown are the mini testers that will be included) This will not necessarily be the wax or circle scent.

This is the main part of the $50.00 prize.  This is actually valued at $30.00 and there will be surprise items with this in your prize!  

Monday, October 14, 2013

A successful home party: Scentsy

This is not my party but a friend who had a super successful Launch Party and these are pictures from it.  Wow, I wish I had that kind of cash to drop for a home party myself, but now I'm thinking that I will do an "outdoor party" on Saturdays from October 26th - Dec. 14th.   This will be my party for my neighbors and those going out on Saturdays that will pass by my huge driveway off the main road.   I'll show pictures of it later on. 

For now you can enjoy this gal's Launch Party!

Janie's sign-in Table with Goody Bags and Prizes for games

Goody Bags with Scent and Layers samples

I had the same idea but for a Halloween Treat Bag.  I'm going to play games from this site this Wednesday for people to win them!  I even have the very same bags from Dollar Tree! 

Warmers (lit up) and Scentsy bars (wax), brochures and  information cards.

This is really nice!  Everyone loves to see the warmers lit up and with Scentsy candle wax (bars) burning in them. 
Layers Table
This is beautiful!  All of the Scentsy Layer's products on one table.  Some company information on the table.  And a place to add the brochures.

If I can do something like this for Saturdays up until Christmas, then I'm going to do well.  I'm so glad that I'm in this group and that we share tips and success and get encouragement from each other!  This is really why I'm on FaceBook.  Every day there is so much help available and you can share what you have done in regards to other people's questions.
Day 14

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

October 2013 Enter Into My Drawing for Scentsy Samples

This is an easy way to win some samples (22 samples) to be mailed to you!  This mailing is valued at $8.00 (waxes, layers and a surprise sample). 

All you need to do is email the information on the above ENTER MY DRAWING slip only ONCE.  AND enter this online group (the only requirement)
  and you have a great opportunity to win this PRIZE!  The group has all the current information about Scentsy and you have more times to enter games and contests!

If you do not have a printer, simply write the following information on a piece of paper (and I will transfer the information to paper that is the same size as the printed ones.)  I need:

1.  Name
2.  Address
3.  Email that you USE most OFTEN
4.  If you would like to receive my FREE email newsletter?
5.  (write down any products (i.e. wax, layers, etc...) for more information concerning your interests.

EMAIL your information to  by Oct. 14th, 2013 11:59pm ET (no exceptions).  I will notify you by email that if you have won and then you have 48 hours to return a response to me.  The mailed prize may take up to 2 weeks to be delivered.  I'm waiting on some new scents to be delivered soon.

Disclaimer:  This contest is not affiliated with FaceBook and they are not held to anything having to do with this contest or the people in it.  If you are allergic to candle scents and lotions, do not enter because Carolyn is not held responsible to for anything that might happen to you or others regarding samples sent to you.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

October- November Contest: Pairing Scentsy Scents to create incredible fall scents!

Scentsy Scarecrow Warmer 
                       Fall Foodie Favorite Pairings
Object:  You're going to purchase bars of Scensty wax that sound good to go together in the area of FOOD FAVORITES
from Oct. 15th - Oct. 29th, 2013 and then send a finished blend that you like (with your "recipe") to me through the US mail and be entered into the SCENTSY FALL FOOD FAVORITES CONTEST.  

This is how you combine them...  use a FULL CUBE of one scent with 1 or 2 full cubes of another scent, turn off the warmer, then when the wax solidifies you use something that will not scratch your warmer and dig out the whole new combined wax and send this to me (don't cut it up because I will have several people judging this) through the US mail.  
You may enter as many as 9 Fall food "recipes" wax combinations per person by mailing them to me and they need to be stamped on the envelope by Nov. 12th 2013 and the winners will be announced on Nov. 30th, 2013. 
These are the areas of the contest that you may enter up to (3) "recipes" for each area and you may only win in (1) category of the following:

1. Appetizer
2. Main Dish
3. Dessert

And then the winner from each category will win $25.00 value of Scentsy products that I will send in email for you to choose from!  


1. You may only use Scentsy candle wax (cubes) and not combine with anything else but more Scentsy candle wax (cubes).
2.  Your written "recipe" must be attached to the matching the Fall Food Scent that you made.
3.  You may use Scentsy scents that you have at home already in your possession.  
4.  You must order any Scentsy orders for this contest with me and not some other Scentsy representative.
5.  You may NOT copy and present recipes that are on the Internet as your personal recipe.  I have access to all of them.
6.  If you sell Scentsy, you may not enter this contest.
7.  If you enter a fall poem about the Fall Scentsy scents you are eligible to win up to $4.00 in Scentsy value prizes.  There can only be one winner for this bonus entry.
*I have many of the scents and if I need to buy some more wax to make your recipe and it doesn't smell anything like your creation, the recipe is disqualified.  
If you have questions, be sure to ask me in the Scentsy group so that others who may have the same question can read the answer.


I have some fall food recipes listed here that you MAY NOT use in the contest.

1 cube Cinnamon Bear + 2 cubes Vanilla Cream  = Cinnamon Creamer
1 cube Perfectly Pomegranate + 1 cube Cinnamon Bear = Spiced Punch
1 cube Sticky Cinnamon Bun + 2 cubes Vanilla Cream = French Toast

1 cube Baked Apple Pie + 2 cubes Vanilla Cream = Apple Pie Ala Mode

1 cube Cinnamon Bear + 1 cube Pumpkin Roll = Spicy Pumpkin



Sunday, March 24, 2013

How to make an origami box and heart

How to make a gift box! You do the same for the top of the box as you did for the bottom of the box. I need to find one more item to go with this. This is a contest for a $5.00 giftcard to your choice of Target, Walmart,, or Starbucks! You can decide with me in email after I pick the winner! GAME #1 FOR TODAY! You have until 11:00am PT/ 2:00pm ET to complete the whole thing (top and bottom) and I made these recently and will show mine on the Sunday Games 3/24/13 page that I'm putting up on my blog (mentioned in the first comment) Please register for this game by typing the word IN and if you SHARE (you get a second chance to win) and please type that word. You must complete this project in order to win! Go!!!! :) 


  • For best results, fold neatly. For each fold, carefully align the edge or corner with whatever edge, crease, or other feature it should meet, then crease the paper firmly.
  • You might want to dab some glue on the bottom of the triangular flaps in order to make them stay down, or you can use tape.
  • If your paper is colored on one side, fold it so that the colored side faces down at first.
  • To make a lid for your box, create a square of paper half a centimeter larger than the first box, and repeat all steps.
    • An alternate method for making a lid is to repeat the steps with the same size paper, but on steps 12 and 13, don't fold the edges all the way to the center. Instead, leave about 1/8 of an inch between the edge and the center on both sides.
  • You can use poster board to create a bigger box. You can use sticky notes to make a very small box. But beware it is very difficult.


  • Don't put anything too heavy in the box, or it will collapse. Remember, it is paper.
  • Watch out for paper cuts.

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is for anything that you would like to do in origami for the top of the lid. There's a heart there that isn't very complicated.
So where are the contestants? I want to provide you with opportunities to win that are challenging and not always easy to do like say true or false. Thanks!!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

How To Age Fabric with Tea and Coffee Staining

Tea staining has been around a long time and was first used to hide stains on linens. Tea staining is an easy way to create an "antique" or primitive look. In our experience, the differences between tea staining & coffee staining are subtle. Tea is lighter and gives a more 'dirty' look. Coffee seems browner and give a more 'old' look. Just be aware that coffee is much more aromatic than tea, and your finished item will smell like coffee for a long time to come. We have found that some fabrics (or paper) look better tea stained and some look better coffee stained. We have tea stained & coffee stained with both brewed and instant, both gave satisfactory results, I just find instant easier, but there is not near as much color selection.
Tea/coffee staining only works on natural fibers. Tea is orange-ish if it contains orange pekoe tea; fabric dyed with such teas becomes more orange over time. Earl Grey is usually the tea of choice, but English breakfast is ok, too. Check out your grocery store or specialty shops and buy black tea for a gentle, soft brown, antique look.

Tea/Coffee dye solution for 1 yard fabric
*4 cups water
*1 1/2 cups instant coffee or tea.
*4Tb vanilla extract (optional)
*cinnamon to dust
*1 yard fabric (cotton prints, mulsin, cheesecloth)

In a container large enough to hold your fabric, bring water to a boil, remove from heat and add instant tea/coffee. Add vanilla or cinnamon(optional). I feel the vanilla scent does not stay. Dip the fabric in the dye solution for 20-60 min. You may want to check the fabric every 10 minutes or so, until the color is dark enough. Generally, the color will dry lighter than it looks wet. I like to crumple up the fabric for a mottled effect. If you don't like it, re-crumple and re-dip. If you still don't like it, soak fabric in dye solution or rinse it out with water and start over.

When you like the color, hang fabric to dry. I like to crumple the fabric up as it dries to get variation in color. I have put fabric in the dryer, (in an old pillowcase to protect dryer) to soften the fabric when it gets too stiff. If you want a grubbier look, place your fabric on a foiled baking sheet bake at 225 for a few minutes. Keep an eye on it so it does not burn!! When you like the look, take it out to cool. When the fabric is dry if you want it darker repeat the process.

If the fabric is going to be used for something that is going to be washed, set the color with a mordant. I use 2 Tb alum to about 2 gal water and soak overnight. Then I machine wash the items with my regular laundry. There are other mordants such as ... Recipe 1: soak it in a gallon of cold water to which you have added 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Recipe 2: soak the stained fabric in two parts vinegar, one part water, and two tablespoons salt for 15 minutes, rinse thoroughly, dry in the dryer, and press. Recipe 3: Because vinegar is smelly, return the fabric dyebath, and add 2 t alum, soak for 5 min.
BTW, your hands and nails will turn brown too, you might wear gloves.

Coffee Staining:
Massage the coffee grounds into the fabric. This distresses the fabric more. Massage the grounds in circles. Very messy! Damp grounds give more distress than very wet grounds. Raw ground coffee (not made up into coffee at all) gives the darkest distressing. Make a paste of raw coffee and smear it on the fabric. Dry the fabric thoroughly with the grounds still in place. Use a hairdryer, let air dry, or use the microwave (1 min. only on a paper towel; then air-dry flat until completely dry). Brush off excess grounds when fabric is completely dry. Press with a dry iron.

For worn places in your fabric, you can take a sheet of sandpaper and rub worn spots after the fabric is dry.
Supposedly, if you wash your fabric with regular detergent, the tea dye will come out as detergents are designed to remove tea stains. Tea dye is semi-permanent. What this means is that while it will not wash out easily, you can usually remove it with bleach. If you do not use bleach the fabric only lightens. I have not tried using bleach yet. If the fabric is too dark wash the fabric in a gallon of water to which you have added 1 tablespoon of bleach.

Note: I have read that coffee will degrade your fabric less than tea. Tea will degrade it in 30-40 years; coffee-dyed SaveCafabrics will last 75-100 years. This doesn?t matter to us crafters, unless you're thinking about "antiquing" your great grandmothers quilt!

Candle Safety Tips

Don’t Add Fuel to the Fire!

The wax of a candle is the ONLY fuel that a candle needs to burn properly.

When you light a candle, the heat of the flame melts the wax near the wick and creates a small pool of molten wax.  This liquid wax is then drawn up the wick by capillary action to fuel the flame. 
If you light a candle and then discard the match into the wax pool…or leave any other debris in the wax pool... you’ve added more fuel to the candle than it’s designed to handle.
Too much fuel can cause the flame to unexpectedly flare up or even start a small fire near the candle flame. 
Be candle-wise and safe.  Make sure the wax pool area is always free of wick trimmings, matches, lint, paper or any other type of debris.
Below are additional safety precautions to remember when burning candles.

Always keep a burning candle within sight. Extinguish all candles when leaving a room or before going to sleep.

Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire. Keep burning candles away from furniture, drapes, bedding, carpets, books, paper, flammable decorations, etc.

Keep candles out of the reach of children and pets. Do not place lighted candles where they can be knocked over by children, pets or anyone else.

Trim candlewicks to 1/4 inch each time before burning. Long or crooked wicks cause uneven burning and dripping.

Always use a candleholder specifically designed for candle use. The holder should be heat resistant, sturdy and large enough to contain any drips or melted wax.

Be sure the candleholder is placed on a stable, heatresistant surface. This will also help prevent possible heat damage to counters and table surfaces and prevent glass containers from cracking or breaking.

Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches and debris at all times.

Always read and follow the manufacturer's use and safety instructions carefully.
Don't burn a candle longer than the manufacturer recommends.

Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents, ceiling fans and air currents. This will help prevent rapid, uneven burning and avoid flame flare-ups and sooting. Drafts can also blow lightweight curtains or papers into the flame where they could catch fire.

Always burn candles in a well-ventilated room. Don't burn too many candles in a small room or in a "tight" home where air exchange is limited.

Don't burn a candle all the way down. Extinguish the flame if it comes too close to the holder or container. For a margin of safety, discontinue burning a candle when 2 inches of wax remains or ½ inch if in a container.

Never touch a burning candle or move a votive or container candle when the wax is liquid.

Never use a knife or sharp object to remove wax drippings from a glass holder. It might scratch, weaken, or cause the glass to break upon subsequent use.

Place burning candles at least three inches apart from one another. This is to make sure they don't melt one another, or create their own drafts that will cause the candles to burn improperly.

Use a candle snuffer to extinguish a candle. It's the safest way to prevent hot wax from splattering.

Never extinguish candles with water. The water can cause the hot wax to splatter and might cause a glass container to break.

Be very careful if using candles during a power outage. Flashlights and other battery-powered lights are safer sources of light during a power failure. Never use a candle during a power outage to look for things in a closet, or when fueling equipment - such as a lantern or kerosene heater.

Make sure a candle is completely extinguished and the wick ember is no longer glowing before leaving the room.

Extinguish a candle if it smokes, flickers repeatedly, or the flame becomes too high. The candle isn't burning properly and the flame isn't controlled. Let the candle cool, trim the wick, then check for drafts before re-lighting.

Never use a candle as a night light. 

Much thanks to the National Candle Association for material to educate and not sell.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Facts and Figures from the National Candle Association

About Candles

U.S. retail sales of candles are estimated at approximately

$2 billion annually, excluding sales of candle accessories. 

Candles are used in 7 out of 10 U.S. households. 

Candles come in an endless variety of sizes and shapes, from tapers, votives, pillars and tealights to container/jar candles, floating candles, liturgical candles, outdoor candles, novelty candles, utility candles and birthday candles. 

Manufacturer surveys show that 90% of all candles are purchased by women. 

Votives, container candles and pillars are currently the most popular types of candles with American consumers.

Candle industry research indicates that the most important factors affecting candle sales are scent, color, cost and shape. 

The retail price of a candle generally ranges from approximately 50¢ for a votive to $30 for a large pillar or jar candle. Highly unusual or embellished artisan candles can be $200 or more.

About the IndustryAbout the Industry

There are more than 400 commercial, religious and institutional manufacturers of candles in the United States, in addition to scores of small craft producers for local, non-commercial use. 

NCA member companies account for more than 90 percent of all candles made in the U.S. 
Candles are principally sold in three types of retail outlets:
specialty or gift shops;
department and home décor stores;
mass merchandisers (discount stores, drug store chains, grocery stores, etc.)
Approximately 35% of candle sales occur during the Christmas/Holiday season. Non-seasonal business accounts for approximately 65% of candle sales. 

Major U.S. candle manufacturers typically offer between 1,000 and 2,000 varieties of candles in their product lines. 

More than 1 billion pounds of wax are used in producing the candles sold each year in the U.S. 

It is estimated that more than 10,000 different candle scents are available to U.S. consumers.

Candle-User PreferencesCandle-User Preferences

Consumers are increasingly purchasing candles as a focal point for their home décor, and for aromatherapy-like relaxation and stress reduction.

Fragrance is by far the most important characteristic impacting candle purchases today, with three-fourths of candle buyers saying it is “extremely important" or "very important" in their selection of a candle. 

The majority of U.S. consumers use their candles within a week of purchase. 

Nine out of ten candle users say they use candles to make a room feel comfortable or cozy. 

Approximately three-fourths of candle users say they typically burn candles for 4 hours or less per sitting.

Candle users say they most frequently burn candles in the living room (42%), followed by the kitchen (18%) and the bedroom (13%).
Get more candle information from the National Candle Association.

CANDLE IN A BOTTLE contest! Due 5/1/13

Candle In A Bottle!

We're looking for your artwork but also using these directions!

Are you able to make that Candle in A Bottle?  If so, your candle will be entered in a Mother's Day Candle in a Bottle contestDUE:  5/1/13

All you need to do is make the candle in a bottle and tell me who you are giving it to and send the picture to me with a note in the picture that says who it is for!  Send to 

One more question:  Who would you like to JUDGE the event?  Visitors to the contest or myself, my husband and a panel of judges I select?

Thanks so much!

$5.00 gift card AND
$5.00 Target gift card  AND
$5.00 Walmart gift card


 *Game 2 WINNERS:  If you said TRUE you are correct.  Please send your address to: and tell me what you won!  I'm writing it down but want to make sure I get it all right!*  Also...  please comment on this blog entry for a $5.00 off coupon for a candle that I make.  Photos should be posted this weekend on a new note!*

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Hidden Easter Eggs in April every day!

Each day this April, we will be hiding virtual Easter eggs on our blog pages. The amount of eggs we will hide and when we will hide them varies from day-to-day – be sure to like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, follow us on Pinterest, and read our newsletter (coming in April!) to stay in the know. Just because you don’t find an egg one morning, doesn’t mean you won’t find one later on that same day!

Prizes will be announced and images will be here soon!

It's pretty much common knowledge that Easter is a Christian celebration of Christ's rising, but this holiday also has pagan origins. Where did the colored eggs, cute little bunnies, baby chicks, leg of lamb dinners, and lilies come from? They are all symbols of rebirth and the lamb was a traditional religious sacrifice.

Easter falls in the spring, the yearly time of renewal, when the earth renews itself after a long, cold winter. The word Easter comes to us from the Norsemen's Eostur, Eastar, Ostara, and Ostar, and the pagan goddess Eostre, all of which involve the season of the growing sun and new birth. The Easter Bunny arose originally as a symbol of fertility, due to the rapid reproduction habits of the hare and rabbit.

The ancient Egyptians, Persians, Phoenicians, and Hindus all believed the world began with an enormous egg, thus the egg as a symbol of new life has been around for eons. The particulars may vary, but most cultures around the world use the egg as a symbol of new life and rebirth. A notation in the household accounts of Edward I of England showed an expenditure of eighteen pence for 450 eggs to be gold-leafed and colored for Easter gifts. The first book to mention Easter eggs by name was written five hundred years ago. Yet, a North African tribe that had become Christian much earlier in time had a custom of coloring eggs at Easter. Long hard winters often meant little food, and a fresh egg for Easter was quite a prize. Later, Christians abstained from eating meat during the Lenten season prior to Easter. Easter was the first chance to enjoy eggs and meat after the long abstinence.

Some European children go from house to house begging for Easter eggs, much like Halloween trick-or-treaters. Called pace-egging, it comes from the old word for Easter, Pasch. Many old cultures also attributed the egg with great healing powers. It is interesting to note that eggs play almost no part in the Easter celebrations of Mexico, South America, and Native American Indian cultures. Egg-rolling contests are a symbolic re-enactment of the rolling away of the stone from Christ's tomb. The decoration of small leaf-barren branches as Easter egg trees has become a popular custom in the United States since the 1990s.

*game results for 3/22/13:  you are all correct if you said TRUE!*  please message me at with your address when you have the time! CONGRATS!


Why Host?

Why host a Scentsy party?  To earn FREE Scentsy of course!  Hosting a party is a fun and easy way to earn free and half-priced Scentsy products of your choice.  A formal party doesn’t always fit everyone’s personality or schedule, so there are different parties available so you can choose the one that best suites you.  Once you book your party, invite everyone you know-family, friends, co-workers and neighbors.  The more people you invite the more rewards you are likely to receive.  On the day of the party, have a great time with your guests and watch the rewards pile up.  Then stock up on your favorite Scentsy products.


Scheduling a Party
Contact me and we will choose the best date,  time, and type of party for you to host.  As a hostess you will be given access to the Party Assistant, which is an online tool that will help you plan your party.  Everything you need to host a fabulous party will be provided.  Once you have picked your date and time make a guest list.  Invite everyone you know to attend.  The more people you invite the more rewards you are likely to receive.  Send out invitations by mail, e-mail, and through social networking sites, such as Facebook, approximately one week prior to your event.  Call to remind your guests a few days prior to the party in order to ensure maximum turn out.  Let guests who are unable to attend know that even though they will not be coming to the party they are still welcome to place an order.  After your party, we will tally the orders to determine what your hostess rewards will be.

Below is a list of the different parties you can host:

Formal Party
This party would be held at your home and would include sending out formal invitations by mail, as well as e-mail, if you choose.  A 3-5 minute, formal presentation would be given to inform your guests about the products and business opportunity provided by Scentsy.

Open House
This party is a little less formal, but would also be held at your home.  You can send out formal invitations or just send invites via e-mail or social networking sites such as Facebook.  Guests would be invited to attend at their convenience during designated hours to view the catalog and available products.  There is no formal presentation, however I can be there the entire time in order to answer any questions your guests may have.

Basket/ Catalog Party
This party is great if you do not want to clean your house or find someone to watch your kids while you hold a party or open house.  I will give you a basket with catalogs and order forms as well as some sample products and testers of all of the available fragrances.  Then you take the basket with you wherever you go-work, family gatherings, social funcions, etc., or just keep it at home and tell friends about it when they come by.  Tell your family and friends about Scentsy and collect their orders.  You may keep the basket with you to collect orders for up to two weeks.

Online Party
This party is also a great option if  you don’t want to clean your house, find someone to watch your kids, or are short on time.  I will set up a special party in your name on the home page of my website.  You can then invite friends verbally, or via e-mail or social networking sites to get onto the website and purchase products from your party.  They can view products and place their orders right on the website.  Your online party can remain open for up to two weeks.

Not local to my area?  Not a problem.   You can still host a party through me.  We will make arrangements for you to receive all of the materials necessary for you to host your party and the products will ship directly to you to distribute to your guests.  If you would feel more comfortable hosting your party through a local consultant, please contact me and I will tell you how to locate a consultant local to your area.

Host a Scentsy Party

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

First GIVEAWAY! Diamonds are Forever!

GIVEAWAY! Diamond Wrap for a pillar candle. Size as shown in picture. (candle is not included) All you need to do is join some of my sites (not a bunch of pages of other bloggers that you don't want to be on in the first place!) Starts SPRING (USA) 3/20 - 3/31 and the winner will be announced on 4/2. Thereby giving the winner 2 days to reply. If you know you are not going to be online at that time, please don't enter... that slows the process down making me choose a different winner.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Be sure to enter all the places listed for my sites on the ENTRY FORM.  Failure to do so and you CAN'T be the WINNER.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Candle In A Bottle

I love using hearts because I'm a heart kind-of-gal. If you're not one, you can use any other shape, or initials, or cut out a word!

What you need:
2 sheets of reading book paper
an old clean glass bottle
rope or ribbon depending on the size of the neck of the bottle... about 20 inches

Take the page and measure on the bottle what the size of the paper should be. The circumference of the bottle will be wider on the outside than the inside, but measure it to get an idea.

You will have to stick the sheets together, but to start off first stick the one side together and make sure that it is cut straight. Then and cut off the wrinkled edges.

Now measure approximately where you want to cut the hearts or shapes. Lightly fold the paper and cut out your shape.

Before you put the paper in the bottle, glue the one end of the paper, put it in the bottle and spread the paper inside the bottle. Then stick the other end of the paper to the bottle. Almost done.

Now to just finish off the project tie a ribbon or piece of rope around the neck of the bottle, and place a tea-light candle in the bottle.

They are beautiful for the middle of your table or to put a few of them on your windowsill and light them for a pretty picture in the evenings.

Happy crafting and enjoy your pretty candle holders.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Welcome to all things Candles and Cards by Carolyn!


We are a FLAME and FLAMELESS site!

Primitive stick clothespins

Primitive Lighted Basket Arrangement

Make your own primitive candles workshops!

We have Clove Soy Candle-candles, jar candles, soy candles, primitive candles, grungy candles, beeswax, soy, cotton wicks, clove, grungy jar candle, hand poured, cheesecloth, made in the USA


Large Vintage Mold Spiced Melts -Primitive-Rustic-Scented-Spiced-Hand Poured Tarts

Primitive candle

Primitive Hope Grubby Candles

grubby jars

Grubby Warm Spicy Word Candles

Grubby fixins

Primitive Grungy Can Candle

Hungry anyone?  We will share recipes!

Candle sack

Primitive Candles & Primitive Potpourri

Primitive CANdles

Primitive Candle Tea Light Battery Country Decor Grungy

primitive candle mat images

Primitive Candles & Primitive Potpourri

Grungy Primitive Candle

Americana Primitive Candle Warmer

Primitive Candle 

Primitive Candles - Scented & Battery Operated
Projects for All

Primitive Candle Holdersand candles

No Drill~ Primitive Candle tut

very primitive candle holder and candle

Primitive Candle

Primitive Candles & Primitive Potpourri

Colonial Soap/Cup Holder

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We are more than Primitive!  We sell handmade cards that we make and that others have made that we bought to sell!

Indulge your senses with our Hand-poured Candles and Tarts!

Primitive Folk Art Craft Mall
Primitive Folk Art Craft Mall