Even through every hard time we've ever had, we still have so many reasons to find ourselves blessed. I believe it's the hardships that make us treasure the happiness we find in our hearts. Especially at this time of year when we celebrate with our family and friends at Thanksgiving.
So for this post at The Cutting Cafe, we're celebrating With Gratitude.
This printable stamp set comes with over 75 images and what you can do with them is so incredibly diverse. Let me show you how I made this little mason jar candle holder for our Thanksgiving table.
Here's a clear mason jar that I applied crackled patina to after I'd mod podged the blessed sentiment on. The jiffy pot came from the lawn and garden center on clearance in a package of a bajillion and the battery operated candle came in a set of two from The Dollar Store. The little crocheted doilies were given to me by my Grandma's friend, Arlone, oh...and some raffia because that's just pretty with crackle.
I've since removed the plastic looking candle, covered it in a layer of Mod Podge, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and then resealed with Mod Podge again. You can see this on the very first picture I've added.
I slipped the doily and the jiffy pot into the mouth of the jar then added a torn off piece of Styrofoam for height. A handful of brown mossy stuff, also from The Dollar Store and viola, the candle sit's snug in there perfectly.
The raffia bow tied for a ribbon and the metal stars were made from metal tape and inked with Adirondack inks myself.
I have other designs I'm going to make too with the remaining sentiments that will complete the table centerpiece perfectly. Nice and rustic and with gratitude, just like I like. it.
Hugs and Happy Crafting,
All DT projects are posted at The Cutting Cafe Blog on the 7th and 21st of each month. We'd love for you to visit and be sure to leave a comment for Regina. She selects one lucky person to receive 3 FREE files of their choice!
Challenges I would like to enter this into are:
Frilly and Funkie - An Altered State
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - #18 Texture