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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Milk Cartons + Mini Candles

Hi there! So, I've made some more little "treats" for my coworkers. I usually make things that they can eat. Or rather, I decorate the packages that contain the yummy treats. ;) This time though I found these ADORABLE (and yes, it's worth putting that in all caps) mason jar candles at Bath and Body Works. They are seriously the cutest candles I have ever seen. I have a thing for mini things. So, without further adieu--

Excuse my cute little kitty. His name is Pete. And he's hyper. And of course he's adorable.

See what I mean? Those candles are probably 2 1/2 inches tall. And they're wonderful fall scents. Mmmm....

So how did I make these? My Silhouette Cameo! My Cameo is the bomb-dot-com when it comes to making cost-effective treats. This milk carton cut file is my absolute favorite. I altered it a bit by adding a window in the front so you can see the candle inside. After cutting out the cartons, I lightly glued some plastic behind the cut-out windows and then sewed around the perimeter of the opening. Pretty and functional at the same time! (Wanna know a secret? I didn't have any clear acetate sheets, so I recycled and used the fronts of clam-shell packaging for the see-through part!) 

After I put the candles in the assembled milk cartons, I decorated the tags with some stickers and tied them on with ribbon or twine. I used the Crate Paper "Open Road" line for the majority of the papers and embellishments. Oh! And one more thing! The letters I used for the names  are from the Dear Lizzy "5th and Frolic." I have had them for such a long time, not knowing what to use them on because of their small size. Then wa-la! The perfect project! I think they fit perfect on these tags (except for Chazlynn's name... her name is tooooooo long).  

And I added a few sequins inside, just for fun. ;)

And there you have it! My most recent project! Sometimes it's just FUN to make little treats like this. :)

On a side note, yesterday was my first day of college and it was fantabulous (as Laura would say)! I switched my Math class from Algebra to Pre Calculus so that will be a little change for this coming week. Because let's be honest. My 15 year old sister could do the Algebra. So I'm switching to something a *little more challenging. I took Pre Cal in high school, so it will still be review. But I don't think I will be as bored. ;) Other than that, everything worked out perfectly! And I totally took the little bit of free time that I had to type out this post. Hope you enjoyed it! I have school and work this week. And it's gonna be busy. But I like it. ;) 



katie said...

These are the cutest little candles ever. In the history of ever. :)

GLOANN said...

Heather, you have so much talent! Don't often leave a comment, but I read all your posts. These are such cute containers for the candles.

craftykellyj said...

Ohmygosh Heather these are soooo pretty!!! I need a Cameo so bad so I can make pretty things like these!! I'm totally pinning these. Gorgeous!

Auntie Em said...

Wow! You are an awesome co worker! These are so cute and such a sweet way to present them. I like the little windows and the sequins you added inside. It really makes them a little more special.
Thanks for sharing your lovely idea! :)

Chark said...

stinkin' cool!