Candle Brooches

Thursday, January 6, 2011
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I’ve seen numerous ways that people “dress up” candles and decided I would like to do something to my candles. This project was very inexpensive because I was able to use many items I already had. What I didn’t have was the brooches I used so I went to GoodWill to see what I could find. Here is what I found…
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There is only one true brooch in the bunch (the others are earrings- hence that they are pairs).
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So I didn’t find as many brooches as I would have liked so I made due with earrings. I knew I didn’t have to do anything to the brooch (it already had a pin in the back to place in the candle). I first lightly sprayed the earrings with a dusty coat of charcoal colored spray paint to give them the appearance of a pewter color.
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After they had dried I wanted to add a little something so I found some red beads to hot glue on the earrings. Then I simply stuck the earrings and the brooch into the candles by using the backs of the earrings and the pin of the brooch (no glue required). I ended up using two of the same earrings because I just didn’t care for how the others looked on the candles.
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30 comments:

Pamela said...

I love this. I did something similiar with candles for a bridal shower but they didn't have this "rich" look. I'll be adding broaches to my good will list.

Kimberly said...

Wow. So simple. And so cute! Why is it the simplest things that have the coolest impact and are impossible to come up with on your own?? ;)

Grace said...

This really is such a great idea and you did such a great job. I so love thrift stores. I always find such treasures.

Frugal Invitation said...

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P.S. Love the candle brooches! What a fantastic idea!!!

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Bella said...

Awesome, it looks so pretty, and just curious, how much does your goodwill charge for jewelry. Mine is outrageous, something like $3.00 for the cheapest, even some rinky dinky piece. I hate that!!!

Oh, and YOU are SO VERY welcome, about the FEATURE. That is why I take such pride in doing them, it's my way of saying THANK you to all of you who take your time to support me in my blog. I appreciate it so much!!!

Can't wait to see what you link up next girl :)

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Camilla Jones (CioCo Photography) said...

What a pretty idea! Saw you at a linky party and glad I clicked over, your blog rocks! Following you now!

Val said...

What a brilliant idea.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

This is such a cute idea! I love that you spraypainted over the gold color too!

Lauren @ 31diy said...

It looks so great! What a fantastic way to dress up your candles. I've got to try this. :)

Madigan at madiganmade said...

What pretty embellishments! (using earrings is a great idea, too.)

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Great idea!! Super cute. Love your chevron background too :)

Ana Paula from Get Craftin {crafts and a little fashion} said...

What a fun idea. I'm loving it. Thank you so much for following my little ol' blog. I'm following yours too and so far loving it. LOVE YOUT LAYOUT!!

mousee23 said...

These are so neat.I read your question about what a yoyo maker was over at http://keepinitthriftyandrea.blogspot.com
The yoyo she was talking about is where you have a circle of fabric.You run a stitch along the edge of the circle and gather it.Some people put stuffing inside.you iron it flat with the gathering in the center.It makes a puffy round that people sew together to make a blanket or some such thing.I hope that helps.Aghain, LOVE the candles.

jcrafts said...

Oh, I love brooches! These are fabulous! Now following!! Check out our new weekend linky party @ trendypockets.blogspot.com/

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

What a great idea. I have some pretty brooches that I no longer wear. I may have to consider this. Your candles have such a rich appearance.

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Day 2 Day Living said...

Oh those are so pretty. I have never seen anything like it before.

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

Love this idea! Never seen it before! I will be featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. tonight. Grab my "featured" button.

jcrafts said...

Thanks for linking up @ trendy pockets! I hope you come back next weekend!! trendypockets.blogspot.com/

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there~ What a great idea- your candle brooches look darling and the candles with a little treasure like this would be wonderful as gifts! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Meg said...

Very cute! I love this idea. What a fun and simple way to make your candles dressy and classy. Thanks for sharing!

Life with the Lebedas said...

What an easy cute idea!! :D Love this!
Thanks for linking up to Craftify It Thursday!
Hope your having a great weekend!
Jennifer

alba said...

I have a fiend give me a bag full of costume Jewelry Though I have had some Ideas this is not one of them But it is NOW.

LivingSoAbundantly said...

I saw the same idea in Rachael Ray's magazine about dressing up vases. Your candles look great. :0)

Amy (naptimecrafters) said...

Thanks for auditioning on American Crafter! What a unique idea- LOVE it

Holly said...

Beautiful!

linda @ CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

Very pretty!
Happy crafting!
Linda

Cabby Crafter said...

Great idea! I should look for brooches when I visit good will stores. thanks!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Thanks for sharing this great project with Madigan Made readers this past week!