Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Key to my heart

What do you think about my latest candle
makeover? This one was so simple and fun
and it will not be going to my booth. It is staying
at my house. lol.

I purchased the cardboard keys at Michaels
a few weeks ago and picked up the metal embossed
heart somewhere in the past because I just knew
I would find a use for it eventually.

I started with a tall glass candle from the Goodwill that I spent 1.00 on.

and then I took one of these vintage lace sleeves
out of my *stash*...

...slipped it over the candle...

...and finished it off with ribbon, string, heart
and the key. Love how it turned out and the
best part is when I get tired of it I can change
it up because I didn't glue the lace to the candle.

I will be linking up with Kathleen over at
Faded Charm for White Wednesday tomorrow.



Victoria said...

That is so pretty and feminine, perfect for Valentine's Day too!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Your candle makeover turned out great, Sandi! It looks so pretty now!

Bonjade said...

So georgeous!!! Reallly
But where did you find the key to your heart...?
Love it

Donna said...

How pretty and oh so creative, Sandi! I really love how you used the lace sleeve, genius! And I would never have guessed that the neat key was cardboard! I love working with prayer candles, too! Happy WW:)

Passionate for White said...

I'd have a hard time parting with that beauty as well. You did a great job!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Now that is lovely and so girly.. Love it....

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oh my goodness Sandi, that is gorgeous! Please let me know if you decide to make any more to sell, I would love to order one!... xoxo Julie Marie

Suzann said...

The candle is so lovely!!! The key does not look like cardboard it looks real.
Thank you for sharing is looks so romantic perfect for Valentines Day!!!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh it's soooooo beautiful mon amie! I am happy you are keeping it! Too lovely to part with (unless, of course, you wan to send it to "moi!" :))


Very pretty! Love how it turned out and I would keep it too!

A Cottage Muse said...

Love is in the air! Doesn't it feel good when you make something and it's a keeper!!

Ellen said...

Oh WOW!! I love, love, love that look!! How stunning and so creative! I don't blame you for holding this one out of your booth. It's a keeper!


Blue Creek Home said...

Coming over from WW - i love the candle's romantic makeover. Using the lace sleeve was so very creative.


Irene said...

how lovely.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

This is pretty darling, Sandi!

Tammy said...

Very creative! I love candles and have a LARGE stash of lace myself...these will be great gifts for my BFF's for Valentines!
Thanks for sharing!
Tammy :-)

Barbara Jean said...

It's beautiful!!!

barbara jean

Bead and Needle said...

What a great makeover for such a simple candle - LOVE it! Happy White Wednesday - Tanya


Hi Sandi,

Looks like we were on the same wavelength this week! I did a candle redo too! Happy WW!


Miss Gracie's House said...

This is so pretty! LOVE it! and all of the pics of the babies, too...having fun, grandma?!
Happy White Wednesday!

Gypsy Brocante said...

Very romantic! A wonderful makeover to say the least!!

Janet said...

I just love the way you transformed the candle using the vintage dress sleeve! It looks SO sweet!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Beautiful candle. I cannot blame you for keeping it for yourself. Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry~~

June said...

It's beautiful Sandi! I am so glad you are keeping this little pretty all to yourself.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Sandi,
Your candle creation is so pretty! I will have to try it when I get a second to create some new beauty. Thanks for the tutorial!

Thank you for posting my giveaway on your sidebar too, sweet friend.

I haven't been here for a while, Ainsley is so beautiful.

Have a great day!