Monday, June 17, 2013

~Inspired Vintage Papers~

I found some old vintage shelf paper 
and wanted to make candles with it.
I noticed it was made by Revlon.
I found it buried underneath some things at a thrift store.
When I looked at the print, I loved it!
It looks like a scene in a Paris Park.
I painted some Mod Podge on both sides of the candles 
and glued the paper down
and waited for it to dry.
I like the way the scenes light up.
I will probably just use them once in awhile
 because they look so pretty, I want them to last.
I also would not leave them burning, unless I was home.
I've seen people covering candles with sheet music too.
I had an old opera book with sheet music.
A little opera music throughout the house sounded good.
With some lights on the mantel.
I can hear music everywhere.
A fun project with some vintage paper!

36 comments:

  1. The candles looks sooo beautiful.

    Hugs

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    1. I think so too! Thanks for stopping by.

      Take Care,
      jody

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  2. I love that paper too. Such a pretty way to show it off. I love your photos with all the lights!

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    1. You're so sweet! I think there is so many pretty vintage papers. I love seeing all the ideas on different blogs!

      Hugs,
      jody

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  3. Your paper is very pretty and the candle idea is lovely, they would make a beautiful gift and have got me inspired for things to make for Christmas. Another thing you could do with the paper (and it won't get burnt so lasts forever) is to cover a glass vase or jar with a strip of your paper and a little strip of silver wrapping thread to edge it top and bottom - and put a little sand in the bottom and a candle in the middle, when your candle is alight the paper 'lantern' glass will light up and look so very pretty - it is safe too - hope you won't mind my idea but your paper would lend itself so well to this, Betty.

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    1. Great Idea Betty! I will have to try your wonderful "Paper Lantern" suggestion! Loved having you stop by!

      Love,
      jody

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  4. I am absolutely loving that print as well! And even better on your candles! Good for you for seeing the potential that others would just pass right by!!! Stunning!

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    1. Look what you can find in Thrift Stores. That's why us girls love the thrill of the hunt! Thanks for your wonderful comment!

      Hugs,
      jody

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  5. This all looks so cosy! What a wonderful idea to make candles a little more personalised. I can just imagine them flickering on a summer's evening or a cold winter's night. Take care. Chel x

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    1. What a romantic thought! Love it!

      Hugs,
      jody

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  6. Love that paper on your candles. It almost looks like a toile print, doesn't it?

    Judy

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    1. It does Judy. I love the illustrations of all the people.. Almost looks like a watercolor finish to it. Thanks for stopping by.


      Take Care,
      jody

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  7. Ooooh, how very lovely...cozy...romantic!
    Sending joy your way...
    Judy

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  8. Judy, sending you a Romantic Monday! Don't forget to light a candle tonight!

    Hugs,
    Jody

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  9. Gorgeous!!!! Love how you found new life in them!!! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Vel, that's exactly I how feel. Vintage paper that someone gave away and now it will be enjoyed! Thanks for your comment!

      Love,
      jody

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  10. The paper reminds me of the illustrations in the "Madeline" books. They look really nice on the candles ... great idea ;) Wendy

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    1. Wendy, I love to draw and wish I could capture these wonderful scenes this artist did. So glad you stopped by!

      Hugs,
      jody

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  11. Lovely! Now, where did I put that paper so I can wrap some candles, too?

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    1. Lois, Hope you let me know when you do! Would love to see your creativity! So happy to hear from you!

      Take Care,
      jody

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  12. These came out so nice. I love that shelf paper you found at the thrift store. The candles are so sweet.
    Kris

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    1. Kris, You always have such inspirational ideas! I'm always inspired by your blog! Thanks for the wonderful comment!

      Hugs,
      jody

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  13. Oh I love that shelf paper and how you used it Jody. What a great find that was!!!

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    1. June, I am so lucky! You know how sometimes you look at thrift stores and don't find anything. I guess you have to be at the right place at the right time...Or so they say. Thanks for your comment. Always love to hear from you!

      Hugs,
      jody

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  14. I am in love with this. The candles are so beautiful and you did such a great job!

    Cynthia

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    1. Cynthia, You're so sweet! Thanks so much for the compliment coming from an inspirational person as yourself. You made my day! Glad you liked the idea!

      Hugs,
      Jody

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  15. Such a lovely way to use those papers. Did the scent last on the sheets?

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    1. Heather, I love the papers too! I think the paper lost it's scent through the years. So it works out good when the candle is burning.
      Thanks for stopping by!

      Take Care,
      Jody

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  16. I love the water-colored toile paper. What a find! It's so pretty.

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    1. Isn't it so pretty. I'm panning on making some gift boxes for Etsy with what was left. Lots of wonderful vintage things I can add to them, can't wait. Thanks so much for your wonderful comment!

      hugs,
      jody

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  17. Love the vintage music sheets around the candles! What a great feeling they evoke. Love this post! -Aimee

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    1. Aimee, There's something about music sheet paper everyone loves. Probably all the music lessons we had when we were little.
      Wonderful memories! Thanks for stopping by!

      hugs,
      jody

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  18. Your candles are beautiful. I love the shelf paper you found, how lucky!!! Hugs, Beverly

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  19. The paper you found is fantastic. Once the candles burn down some I am sure the scene will really light up good. I used to sell candles for PartyLite and I have a suggestion; to save on your papered pillar candles once your candle is burned down to a level where you like it best, at this point burn a tea light in the pillar candle (just set the tea light in there making sure it is level or course) this will save the pillar candle and no one knows there is a tea light in there. Hope this is helpful, this way you can enjoy your candles without using them all up.
    Found you today from Common Ground.
    Michele

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  20. Love the paper you found. Both sets of candles are so pretty. It sure adds a lot of charm to plain candles. Great for gifts!
    *hugs*deb

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  21. beautiful!!!!!! Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

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