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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Revamped Pumpkin Candle Hostess Gift - Dolloar Store Crafting

This DIY project was so easy and frugal (cheap) that I'm almost embarrassed to share it.

I'm always in the hunt for hostess gifts and found some wonderful pumpkin scented jar candles at the Dollar Tree for of course only a $1.00.  Unfortunately they were plain with a simple silver colored lid.

I simply couldn't leave them plain!  So I removed the lid spray painted cream & once dry I antiqued with a dark brown paint that I already had and clear coated for protection.  For an extra touch I tied oak leaves left over from my Fall Felt Rose & Just Wreath using some of the jute string along with an adorable Pumpkin Tag.  The Pumpkin Tag I created using a vintage pumpkin image set on top of an ornate orange frame I downloaded from The Graphics Fairy printed on card stock and cut using a tag punch. This little project really only cost me $1.00 for the candle since I already had all the other items on hand.

By the way did you know if you have Microsoft Word 2010 that you can easily remove the background from an image?  You can and it works amazingly well!

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  1. Love the Dollar Tree and you made a great simple and thoughtful gift! Thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best =)

  2. Love this idea! thanks for sharing! New follower and hope you'll follow me back!


  3. Great idea! You added your touch and made it a very thoughtful gift. Thanks for sharing!

  4. How clever of you... You did a great job giving that candle jar some real personality. I like the way you think! Thank you for sharing your thrifty and creative idea!

  5. I love it!.. it caught my eye since it is the image I used for some art this season .. is it not just the best little pumpkin image ever.

    Love the candle idea.. tucking that into the back of my brain! :)


  6. Very good idea for a hostess gift! You sure improved the look of a simple candle into a beautiful gift. Great job.


  7. Love how the Dollar Store provides a canvas for the real magic to take place! Very nice. Stopping by from {made by you monday}

  8. Wonderful idea! Thanks for linking up! ~Jen @

  9. I love it! I would love if you linked this up at www.thecsiproject on Thursday. The challenge this week is Thanksgiving/fall so this would be perfect and you have a chance to win the top prize and a great giveaway.
    Come on by for great tutorials this week too!

  10. I love the smell of pumpkin! It's so the scent right now, I liked how you painted and aged the lid, great idea. I wish I had Word 2o1o, Ive been using 2003 It does the job. How do you remove the background? Any who it really is cute. Great job, and a BIG thanks for linking up with Sunday's Best. Projects like this inspire us.!

  11. Hello there.. Thanks so much for linking to Pin'Inspirational Thursday's last week. I picked this awesome feature as one of my fav's to be featured tomorrow.. Hope you can link up and share again tomorrow.. TY SO much.. : )) Please stop in and grab a button :))

  12. I love easy ... and cheap! :) what a cute idea! Makes me wanna go to Dollar Tree tomorrow! :)