Monday, November 28, 2011

A Little Christmas Light

So, I had this idea floating around in mind before Thanksgiving and had to give it a try, before we took off for the desert.  I just didn't have time to post it with getting the trailer loaded and all.  I used one of those twinkling, flameless tea lites, some vellum paper, a small candy cane stamp and some ribbon to make this little light.  It only stands about 2 1/2 inches tall, that is what I cut the vellum at and about 5 inches long, just long enough to wrap the lite and glue the edges.  The tea lite is about 3/4 inch tall, so I marked the vellum before I stamped the candy cane, so they would show when I turned the tea lite on, I also trimmed the top with deco scissors.  Around the base I added a bit of Christmas ribbon for when the lite is off.  The stamp is from Stamping Up.  I tried many versions before I got one to turn out the way I had it pictured in my mind.  I tried taller, about 3 1/2 inches but the tea lite wasn't strong enough to lite it all the way to the top.
So this is what it looks like when it is turned on.  Maybe I'll give the larger flameless ones a try next time I go to Michael's Crafts.  I saw different sizes when I bought this one.
So this my first holiday project, guess I should get busy on some Christmas cards, I have been blog hoping before I posted and everyone is creating some gorgous cards and decorations, You  are all just the "Bomb" as my 5 yr old granddaughter would say.........LOL
Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Jusdt gorgeous - perfect for the table at Xmas!!

  2. Beautiful! And you're one step ahead of me with your first holiday project finished :-)