Pretty Candles for Mom
A new scented candle is always appreciated, but one that is made especially for Mom will light up the room with her happiness.
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A Mother's Candle
Turn ordinary candles into shining stars with family photos and embellishments. Print photos or digital designs onto tissue paper and cut out the images. Wrap the candles with the tissue paper and keep it in place with straight pins. A heat gun will melt the wax until it saturates and coats the tissue paper. A hidden brad embedded in the candle secures the flowers.
Sources: Digital elements: Vintage NewsPapier by Rhonda Farrar for Two Peas in a Bucket. Rub-ons: My Mind's Eye. Flowers: Heidi Swapp. Tag: Making Memories. Adhesive: Glue Dots International.
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Surround any pillar candle with zigzags of wire. Choose colorful buttons that will match Mom's favorite room.
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Small containers used as candleholders make striking mantel arrangements or centerpieces when grouped together -- perfect for Mother's Day.
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Mother Teacup Candles
Make these teatime treasures using dainty teacups filled with candle wax and sprinkled with a dusting of glitter. Then have a relaxing cup of real tea with Mom on her special day.
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Fresh Floating Candles
Fresh from the garden -- or the grocer's shelves -- fruits and flowers add a refreshing touch to floating candles.