Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Spooky Enlightening Project!

I want to say right up front how excited it is see all the visitors who come to see my blog, and I hope you all get some inspiration when you visit.  You are inspiring to me!  I am almost to 2500 hits!  You are all great!  You inspire me to keep coming up with new projects and ideas.  Thank you! 

I have a quick little project for you today that involves lighting up your Halloween celebration.  I have a couple more lighting ideas that I might try later but here is my offering for today. 


These little votive cup covers were super simple to make and assemble.  As has been my goal for several months, I bought nothing to do this project and I was very happy to use some vellum that had been in my stash for several years.  I also had a bunch of votive cups squirreled away from a previous celebration, so with all my supplies in hand, the project was a cinch. 

The very first thing I did was measure the circumference  and height  of my votive cups and then used my Gypsy to set the size and added the little ghost about a 1/2” apart. I did not weld the two images. The little ghostie came from Paper Doll Dress Up and was cut at 1 1/2”, but really you could cut it at any size that would fit on the paper you are wrapping the votive in.  I added ribbon, double layered on the edges to give the wraps a finished look and glued the vellum to the back of the wraps so that the light would shine through.  I  purchased this colored vellum years ago when I was using vellum a lot in my scrapping.  The purple and green colors turned out to be great for this project. 

Once I’d completed the wraps, I slipped them over votive cups and added votive candles.  I would not recommend using candles for a long time burn because of the paper. I used them for the photo because I didn’t have any tea lights or battery powered tea lights.  I  plan on using the battery powered ones for the ghastly dinner I am planning for the kids. 

Here are some close ups of the little covers.  P1060745 P1060746

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Tomorrow check in for another piece to our spooky table setting. 


Holly said...

cute idea....

Thanks for sharing!


Stacey said...

I love these! Pretty spooky!