Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Bark Star Tealight Holders

Hi everyone,

How is your Christmas prep going? I feel quite behind, mainly because of my up and down freelance income, and I've still got shopping to do. I'm also stuck on what to buy some people, and have yet to make my family cards. There's still plenty of time to craft though, and I did have the chance to make a couple of tealight table decorations, using some bark stars, and a few other items from my Baker Ross blogger box, and stash.

Layered Flower Tealight Holder


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For this I experimented until I found 3 stars that would sit on top of each other fairly well flat, using the one with the flattest surface for the bottom of the flower. I arranged them on top of each other, twisting the top flowers around so the points filled the gaps, then stuck them together with a glue gum, and added some glitter and a tealight (which I stuck together with a glue gun as well. I wasn't sure how well it was going to stand up, but in the end it wasn't wonky at all and looks really effective. The combination of rustic bar and glitter works really well. and it's quite quick to make.



Long Star Tealight Holder 


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I had a lot of  fun doing the first candle holder, so decided to play around with the stars, and see what else I could create, that would stick together well, and sit nicely on the table. This long design is three stars stuck together with a glue gun, slightly overlapping. I then used self adhesive felt and stars from Baker Ross to decorate, and experimented making a bow with Baker Ross Twine. For me a double bow worked out best, and left a little room to use a flat back snowflake to decorate the centre. Both these tea light holders have been finished off with a glittery tea light and put on the sideboard with our other Christmas bits.

Really enjoyed these festive makes, and will definitely try and find more uses for the twine, felt, and bark stars, I am already planning some Thank You cards. Baker Ross have been a bit hit and miss with their combinations in blogger boxes before, there's been items that I've not known what to do with, or didn't fit with anything in my stash, but I was really pleased with this box, and the quality of the products I had with it. I look forward to seeing how the blogger network grows and develops in 2017. If you are a Baker Ross blogger or a fan of their products, I would love to see your makes.

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