Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Acorn Candle Wrap

My mind hasn't wrapped around the fact that Summer is over
and Autumn will officially start in a couple of weeks.
Yesterday was cold, gloomy, and smelled of Fall...
have you noticed how the air takes on a crisp, fresh smell as Autumn begins to arrive?
This week is supposed to be cool and rainy - yes, Autumn is just around the corner.


I realized I have not done a Fall craft for my blog so yesterday I decided to remedy that.
It was the perfect day for enjoying time indoors 
while creating something lovely for this time of year.
I started off with a quick trip to town 
and got myself a yummy pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks
and some praline pecans for a tasty treat :)


So grab a little snack and maybe a hot cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate and we'll begin :)

Items needed for making an acorn candle wrap:

candle
burlap 
acorns
hot glue gun and glue
pumpkin button (optional)


Cut the burlap to fit around your candle and hot glue the edges to it.
Then arrange the acorns into a flower onto the center of your candle.
Real acorns would be adorable, but unfortunately I don't have any big acorns here
so I bought some at Hobby Lobby.


Keep it simple and don't add a pumpkin button to the center.


Or add a pumpkin button for a nice pop of color :)


Place your candle out in your home for the beautiful Autumn season and enjoy!



Blessings to you, friends!

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43 comments:

harleygirl said...

Oh, I love this! So pretty!! Great job! :)

Teri said...

Dear Stephanie...I so, so love fall! Here in Kansas it continues to feel like summer. I love your touch of fall! Hopefully very soon we will enjoy some fall weather here! Blessings & Hugs ♥ Teri

Blackberry Lane said...

Good Morning, Stephanie. I love this idea. I am so ready for Autumn. Burlap is so popular currently. Your candle is perfect for the season. Wishing you a great day.

Laura said...

Good Morning Stephanie!

I just came in from the garden... checking on our pumpkins...to see your wonderful fall tutorial! I just love the colors and the use of burlap and acorns...so "autumnish"! I was just thinking about some burlap that I had in my stash...and was going to try some of the napkins rings similar to the ones you make...but I think I may try this candle wrap as well...

We don't have a Starbucks...or a Hobby Lobby...close to our little fishing village...lucky you! I have to wait for a trip to the "big city" to get to a craft store...and the best I can do for a coffee treat is good ole' Dunkin Donuts! So many of my blogger friends rave about "Hobby Lobby"...I'd really like to visit one someday!

I am so enjoying the fall approaching. God paints such an incredible portrait of His Majesty in the colors and landscapes. How can one not believe???

Have a blessed day, my sweet friend...
With love,
Laura

Miss Val's Creations said...

This is so beautiful Stephanie! I love fall colors and that fall air that complements it. Mmmm. A pumpkin spice latte sounds delicious right now.

Denise said...

I love fall, and I love, love, love candles.

Roberta said...

Hi Stephanie,the candle is very nice! I like autumn's colours!!
un baiser
Roberta

Robyn said...

That is so lovely, Stephanie. I am finally into embracing Fall, and those colours are perfect!

Hope your day is fabulous, sweet lady.

Melanie said...

Love that idea! Must try!

We are supposed to have a taste of fall this weekend, just a tease, only a small taste I know, but very welcome!

Julie Marie said...

You are sooo creative Stephanie!... Autumn is my most favorite Season of all... it has already arrived here... the early beginnings I notice each morning when Tessy and I walk the trail... I am going to make one of those darling acorn candleholders!... I gather acorns on our walk, along with all kinds of other treasures from the trail... can't wait to try it!... love your photos with all of the berries around it... xoxo Julie Marie Oh yes, I want some of those pecans now!...

Marilyn said...

That is a nice looking piece of fall! I'm finally going to believe autumn is on its way with the cooler temperatures this week out here on the eastern plains! Maybe I'll have some energy to do something without melting. Enjoy your cooler days!♥♫

Ceil said...

Hi Stephanie! I loved your snack! Although I would have gotten a peppermint mocha. And this candle is so cute, I love candles.

it's in the 90's today, and not much like Fall. More like Summer here, but soon enough the leaves will change. It's my favorite season!

Blessings my friend!
Ceil

Sherri B. said...

This is a perfect Fall project to get us in the mood! Thank you for always giving us ideas that most of us are able to put together quickly. Where do you normally get your supplies?

Have a happy day! xo

donna said...

I am so looking forward to fall and cooler weather. You are so talented. I the idea of the burlap and acorns on a candle. Thank you so much for sharing.
Hugs
donna

Debbie Harris said...

I love this idea, and even I could do this project, so my plans are to give it a try.
This morning I did up some orange slices so I can do something festive with them. This year I am really looking forward to Fall, usually I'm not ready when it arrives, but not this year as I welcome it gladly.

Your pecans looked delicious!!

Beautiful photography with those berries on lace.
Thank you for the tutorial. :)

Bless you!

Delvalina said...

They are simple and lovely sister.
I love the flower on burlap. I can't wait to have coffee with you in the warm room while the fall season coming. Fall is my most favorite season, it just warm and lovely :)
thanks for sharing sister.
miss you!
Eva

Haddock said...

Wonderful.
Adding that burlap makes it very ethnic.

Karen Frost said...

Such a nice Autumn centerpiece and so creative. I love the display with the branches and the berries. So pretty. We had rain and gloom last week, but sunshine this week. It comes and goes this time of year. Wishing you sunshine soon! Hugs xoxo

Jazzmin said...

What a lovely way to dress up a candle! Truly creative and beautiful. I love decorating for nature's seasons with nature, and adding things like pinecones and acorns is such a pretty way!

This is so lovely to put in your home. It is so pretty with the burlap and the rich color of the candle and the orange pop of the button combined. And your acorns are so perfect and smooth! Our trees here make acorns that are big and really rough. They are neat, but I'll have to look for smooth ones like these because I'd love to do this :)

Your beautiful creation got me even more excited for Autumn. It sounds like it is definitely in the air where you are- how wonderful! And of course it's so much fun to get something tasty and warm and start a project- a pumpkin spice latte and praline pecans sound perfect :)

Have a blessed day, Stephanie!

Love and hugs to you!

Sarah Louise said...

This is a great idea, I love it!!! It looks so pretty and autumn like (which is my favourite time of year). :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How beautiful! I think I have a candle just like that! I need to get busy! Sweet hugs!

NanaDiana said...

Stephanie-That is just an adorable craft! You had me at Starbucks though! xo Diana

Vicky Hunt said...

That is adorable Stephanie and I think I have everything on hand to make a couple myself! Thanks for sharing...:) Oh....those praline pecans look so yummy! Enjoy my friend!

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Wonderful way to dress up a candle. Love acorns in fall decorating.

Carol Z said...

Thanks for the beautiful candle design. I'm so looking forward to fall decorating.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Thanks for sharing this sweet candle/fall idea!
I remember "grandma's kitchen towels"! I see them at craft shows.
Warmly,
deb

Ellie Rae said...

Very pretty.

Danni Baird said...

I love this Stephanie and you have inspired me to make something similar! Can I link to you and this pretty candle when I post about it?

kitty said...

I love your Fall inspiration project, dear Stephanie. I just can't get motivated right now, but hopefully I will soon. xo

Conniecrafter said...

such a cute candle wrap I like it both ways without the button it looks a bit more rustic but with the button it gives it a bit more touch of whimsy, very sweet project and lovely display with it!

podso said...

Really cute! Thanks for the tutorial

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Simple and cute! Those pecans look yummy, too!

Camille said...

What a pretty candle project Stephanie...I am sure it would make a lovely gift. Don't we all love candles? Blessings to you! Camille

Amy said...

Now, I'm just curious... but where on earth do you get these crafty ideas from and when do you find the time to do them all?

This is the perfect gift for my mom! She loves any kind of candle whether she burns them or not. I might have to run to Hobby Lobby this weekend and make some up for her for Christmas. Thanks! :)

It's been raining near Pueblo all day today and it's suppose to continue through the week. I'm ready for Fall, it's been too hot for too long here!! The coolness is here (for now) and I'm going to enjoy every moment of it!

Blessings to you Sweet Stephanie!
Amy

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, I will be so happy to have the cooler weather around here also. But, I do not like candles (okay did I really say that) YES!
I almost burned down my kitchen many years ago. So if it's not a plug in or a real pie cooking no go around here. But I do have a few of those FAKE candles, and my Hubby cracks me up, when it's time to go to sleep He will blow on it as he is really switching the switch. Guess ya have to be there!
Blessings Always, Roxy

Renegades said...

Cute craft.

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Stephanie, you are really busy doing fall crafts and I love them! You are so talented. I want to crochet a pumpkin but really need to just find the time! Have a great day. Thanks for sharing, it's beautiful.
Julie

Ana Lopes said...

How lovely project, Stephanie!!I love fall decorations and candles too. Thanks for sharing tutorial!
Have a fabulous rest of week!
Blessings from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

TexWisGirl said...

that is really cute. :)

Kat White said...

Stephanie I love these, I want to make a cozy for coffee mugs with crochet. I have wanted to do that for a long time. These are lovely. The candle is almost like the one I did awhile back, but I used thread made out of the burlap, or a fabric quite like it. Lovely enjoyed your lovelies. Hugs

Maria said...

What a perfect autumn decoration for the home! Love how you arranged the pretty acorns for a flower shape! And the pumpkin for the center tops it off beautifully! What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

Libby said...

What great fall decor! This is a great centerpiece. Fall is one of my favorite seasons, mainly because of the temps and the colors! It has such a relaxing feel to it. Now I need to reflect the season in my home as well. Thanks for sharing.

And I've heard so many wonderful things about the pumpkin spice latte. The next time I cross a Starbucks, I'll have to give it a try.

Kate M said...

This is so pretty and i love the addition of the pumpkin button in the centre of the acorn flower!!
xx

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