Monday, November 16, 2015

BBTB2 - Cricut - Fall Leaf Candles

I have several different decorated candle jars to share with you today.  I used leaf cuts from various cartridges using my scraps (always like to use up scraps).  Then I inked the leaves with same and contrasting colors to make them more realistic.  I hot glued a strip of burlap onto a fall scented candle from the dollar store (frosted glass about 4 inches high).  I randomly adhered leaves and gemstones onto the front.

I'm putting these in the swag bags of our Crafty Girls retreat coming up this weekend.

Just so happens that this week Kelly from, is hosting our BBTB2 challenge - which is to use fall leaves in a project or card. I love it when my projects and our challenges come together like this.  Join in our fall leaf challenge at Bitten By The Bug2 to link up your project.

I also got these skittles from ABUSYBEE to go in the swag bags.   They are one of my favorite embellishments, in fact, I hoard them.  There will be 8 of us crafting the weekend away.  This is our 5th year together.  We are going to a new place this year that's only about an hour away from home (SF bay area).  We have challenges and a handmade gift exchange and this year we are adding a Christmas ornament challenge and swap.   I'll post some pictures.

 New Release!


  1. Oh Maureen, I wished I lived by you to go on your scrap retreat-it sounds like so much fun!!!!! These look very festive and fall and perfect for gifts. I'll look forward to seeing some pictures so I can imagine the fun!

  2. Your candles are so beautiful, anyone would be excited to get one of these. The leaves are so pretty with the burlap and embellishments.

  3. These are awesome Maureen!!! The other ladies are going to just love them!!!! :)

  4. Wow, these are beautiful!! The leaves are so life-like!!