Wednesday, March 21, 2012
First, using a print shop or design program on your computer (you can use Microsoft Word for this too), type in the above words or use your own along with the couple's names and date. You can also scan into your computer the couple's invitation and using a print shop program, you can import that image and size it to fit the candle. It helps me to practice first on plain paper. Center the writing while editing your image. After you have printed the image onto the scrap booking paper, using a paper cutter, cut the edges evenly. I tore the edges on this paper by placing the paper into the cutter and holding down at the paper holder, I gently tore the excess paper away making this type of edging. It all depends on the type of paper used if it will work. You can practice on a separate sheet, if you desire this effect.
Next, take that image and center it onto your candle. Using the 1/2" or smaller straight pins, pin a pearl or bead at each corner of the paper. Hold the pin straight and slowly push in with your thumb or a flat item against the head of the pin. I like this method better than gluing because I make a mess with the glue. ; )
You can pin just about anything you'd like onto the candle after that. Ribbon, bows and charms were all attached with the pins. You can also make the couple's or your own unity candles with this method. We've made memory candles for the couple's loved ones to display during their ceremony who passed on with an image printed on with a favorite poem or "in loving memory of" and the name onto the decorative paper. Have fun designing your own candle!
Here is another idea for a couple's anniversary candle. All items were purchased at Hobby Lobby Crafts Store. Wouldn't this idea make for a pretty centerpiece on the tables at a wedding reception? You could use the couple's invitation or photo for the larger candle.
2 cups of watermelon, diced
15 1/2 ounce can of crushed pineapple
1 cup of diced red onion
3 tbls cilantro, chopped fine
1 tbls jalapeno pepper, diced fine
1/4 cup of lemon juice
Salt, pepper and sugar to taste
Combine above ingredients into a large bowl. Let set in the refrigerator for one hour. Serve with favorite chips.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
For Kristen and JR's wedding favors we made these cute gifts for their guests. You can purchase the seeds at a feed store or nursery. We printed the front and back on one sheet of card stock using a Print Shop program for the computer. They were then cut to a seed packet size and a heart shape hole punch was used in the top left corner. They can be tied onto the bag using the ribbon ties.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
This is what Kristen thought of for the same baby shower where we did the John Deere diaper cake. She was able to get several empty baby food jars from a day care and we made the labels on a program called Print Shop for the computer. We filled it with white chocolate candies made from some baby item candy molds. The lids were discarded and the tops were then covered with fabric and ribbon. We cut a circle the size to fit over the top as shown. After placing the fabric on top of the jar, it helped to place a clean rubber band over the fabric around the top of the jar before tying on the ribbon. Below the photo are the two labels that were used. I printed them onto the mailing address labels for your computer that you can get at places like Wal-mart or Office Max. The bottom label went around the back of the jar.