Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Jeanne d' Arc style candleholders

I have been wanting to create something...anything , but just haven't had the time so today when I had this idea I got right to work. They were very quick to make and I love the results.

Can you tell what I used? Vintage bandage fabric (gauze) and then I rubber stamped pretty images and words, wrapped it around a glass votive holder and glued it together.
Didn't they just turn out so cool? I think so.

I even made some for Christmas and used my new Joyeux Noel stamp.
Fun, easy and S.I.M.P.L.E.

I will be linking this post for White Wednesday again this week. I had to think up something quick as it crept upon me too fast once again, but I do look forward to it every week.

Hubby used a vacation day yesterday and we removed a door from our den/studio/computer room, filled it all in, resided that side of the house in new siding and got the shutters back up. YAY! All in one day. I had my doubts, but we kept plugging along. We were done before 6 pm and I must say it looks great! {picture later} We still have to finish the inside yet , but all in due time. Always something to work on in old houses, but I love the character they have...most days anyways. ha!


Ozma of Odds said...

...such a creative girl you are!
and in no time?? pishaw!!
(sound of disbelief!)
they turned out simply lovely:)

and just think, the holidays will be here in a blink of an eye...

xo, Rosemary

Donna said...

These are just adorable Sandi!
I am making something similar for Christmas at Horton's
Can't wait to see pictures of your project...I love it when projects get taken from the "to-do" list and get added to the "ta-da" list
Have a wonderful afternoon

Ido said...

Love them Sandi, grouped together they make a big impact!

Suzann said...

Hello Sandi

Those are so sweet!!!
Thank you for sharing!!!

Suzann ~xoxo~

Beverly said...

What a great idea, Sandi! Sooooooo cute! I think these would make a great gift, too. Oh and I have a drawer of rubber stamps upstairs.......better get busy. Have a great day!

Susan said...

How clever of you Sandi! I love their warmth, and the lovely stamping on them. You are so creative!
- Susan

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Hi Sandi... your candleholders are sweet... Our vacation weather is not good... Rain and chilly every day... WE will most likely only have one day of sunshine before we turn around and come home and that is Thursday... Bit of a bummer....Sending blessings...

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Ummm I ADORE these. They are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Hummmmmm.... I got gauze & I got stamps!! Your ideas??!! Priceless!!

Trisha said...

These are wonderful! Perfect for any time of year I can see!


Polly said...

love those!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Beautiful simplicity. They look dreamy. Congrat on your feature at Faded Charm.

The French Hutch said...

Hi Sandi, I'm visiting over from White Wednesday. Your candles are gorgeous and your blog is lovely.
Hope your evening is great, congratulations on being featured at WW.

The French Hutch

Donna said...

I love your idea, Sandi! They turned out beautifully! Congrats on your feature today over at Faded Charm! I was so happy to see you there:)

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh sandi..these are sooooo lovely! truly! Did you use some of that old gauze you had purchased from me a while back??If so.... oh my..i must dig out whatever stash i have leftover and give this a try!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

of course, you know..i've pinned these!!

Honey at 2805 said...

What an adorable idea! These are so pretty!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

On my goodness--love these-you win the creativity award today!

Amanda Kaake said...

Those are gorgeous! And yeah to getting that finished in the house. I LOVE the character of your old house too :)

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Love these candles! What an awesome idea! Love your blog, I'm over after reading your feature on Faded Charm. I'm going to check out more of your posts!


Pink Roses and Teacups said...

I love these! thanks for the creative idea!


Faded Charm said...

Well, I think it's unanimous.....these are fabulous! I wonder if it would work if you actually put it on the candle as well??

Thanks for always inspiring us:-)


The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Sandi!!! These are GORGEOUS to me!!!! I just love them all....hugs and love, Dawn

Barbara Jean said...

Love how you did those!

barbara jean

margarita ♥ Stipje ♥ said...

♥Your candles are gorgeous♥
Margarita xx

Pleuntje said...

Very lovely, I wonder what kind of stamps you used.

manon 21 said...


belle journée


BECKY said...

These are sooo lovely! And such a simple project! Thanks for sharing what you did!!

Your blog is so beautiful!! I am a new follower, and look forward to more of your wonderful posts!!

Have a cozy evening! Happy White Wednesday!

Linda said...

So creative...the candles are adorable!

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh Sandi I just love these!!
Very JDL...pinning away!

Karen said...

Hi Sandi~
What cute votives! I love your creativity. They are so perfect. I am looking forward to your home project pics. :)

Pia said...

Lovely, lovely! But where on earth do I get stamps like yours???

Greetings from Finland!

Marydon said...

You are so clever, sweet friend! I love this idea ... so romantic.

Raining torrentially today, ugh! Heading for the ark at this rate!!

TY little Miss M is adorable, looks just like our Joshua.

Have a great day!
Hugs & love,

Heaven's Walk said...

No way......really, Sandi???? You used just regular old bandage gauze from the pharmacy???? I adore this idea!! Guess what I'll be buying on my next grocery store run...??? lol!

xoxo laurie

Marti said...

These are adorable! I saw a reference to them on Heaven's Walk and had to come search for your candles. Where did you get your gauze? The last time I was at JoAnn's, I tried to find gauze for another project and they didn't have any like that.