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Friday, March 27, 2009

Candle Winners.....Your Candles Are Ready!!

Well everyone knows that I have been wanting/needing some rain........Well, we sure have been getting it, so today I finished the Giveaway Candles. Blossom at http://lili-aimhigh.blogspot.com/ first place your candles are the three to the right, blue, peach and the little striped one in front.
Carolynn at http://aglowingember.blogspot.com/ yours is the light orange one to the left. Last but not least by any means is Catherine at http://agardenerinprogress.blogspot.com/ yours is the green one! Click to enlarge.
I etched some little pictures on the containers and then I used some glass paint to decorate them a little. There's a bumblebee at the end of the yellow dots and some tulips coming out of the grass.
Here I etched three little flowers and put a red dot in the center.You can see the Bumblebee on this one to the left of the tag and below the tag is a lady bug.This one has a vine coming down the left side and across the bottom I put a red dot in the center
of the flowers.
Once you burn the candle completely, clean the container with hot soapy water you will be able to see the etching better. You can then reuse the containers to hold candy or whatever. I sure hope you enjoy not only the candles but having a cute little container later. If you would like to know what the candle will smell like before you light it, plug in your hair dryer put in on the highest heat setting and melt the top of the candle, let it sit still to dry. Will be mailing them this Monday!

22 comments:

Carolynn said...

Yummy! Those are wonderful and I can't wait to smell mine. You're very sweet and generous to have gone to all this work and I'm absolutely thrilled.

Big Hug!
Carolynn

flowergardengirl said...

They are perfect and I noticed the etching right away. I bet your house smells good. I think I'll put on some simmering spices in your honor. You made me want to get creative too. It's infectious isn't it?

Susie said...

Oh how I wish I was getting one. Those are so cute Darla, you are just so creative!!!

We are suppose to have storms again tonight, can you believe it? Then 39 in the a.m. Can you believe that???

Leedra said...

I am sure these smell as good as the ones you sent me. I am still hanging onto mine. (Lindsey has not taken it with her yet!)

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gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

They are beautiful!! I can't wait to use mine. You could sell those! Thank you so much!

Dennis said...

So, I don't think you ever answered before: As far as smell is concerened, is it worth making your own or just buying some Yankee Candles for $24?


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Darla said...

Dennis, I have sold these for a dollar an ounce with your choice of fragrance and color. The start up is somewhat pricey, but it does pay off. You can add as much or as little fragrance as you want. Not to mention these are safe for all to use, the others are made from the bottoms of petroleum barrells, which is the same as burning auto gas in your home. Maybe I will try to sell them again. They really do burn a lot longer and cleaner than the parrafin candles.......

Darla said...

Oh by the way Dennis, I would never spend that much on a Yankee!!

Blossom said...

Darla, how sweeettt. I love those candles. The containers are pretty. With a bit of your touch, they're prettier. Thank you so much.

Jake said...

Glad you are getting a lot of rain! We only got .15" Monday and it rained tonight for about 30 minutes. I hear we may get some Saturday night into Sunday morning and next week apparently looks really good for rain(crossing fingers)!

Jake

Valerie said...

Congrats again to all of the winners. I have some of Darlas candles and they are heavenly. I love them. You will too.

niartist said...

Oh - I'm so sad I didn't get one of these - I wish I had a smell screen - I know they're as beautifully scented as they are in looks! You're so creative Darla! Have a great weekend!

marmee said...

darla,
can't seem to keep up with posts for everyone.
i went back and saw your walk thru your yard, isn't it great to plant from seed and wait and watch all the new things coming up.
your sunsets are wonderful.
some very happy ladies will be getting some very nice candles made with love and care. thanks for be a giver.

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Darla~~ Your sunset/skywatch pictures are beautiful. I was just out with my youngest daughter. She's taking a photography class and the assignment was to capture a sunset. Unfortunately our skies weren't quite as pink and peachy as yours but she did her best. Glad you're getting the much needed rain, Darla.

I planted my celosia seed yesterday. Fingers are crossed. :)

TC said...

I love scented candles and yours look yummy! How can I get one? Of course, I'd buy it! ;~)

perennialgardener said...

Lucky winners! Your candles are gorgeous Darla, you should start a business with these creations of yours. :)

Chrissy said...

Lucky ladies is all I can say!!! All the best, Chrissy

Tootsie said...

those look wonderful...I wish I was a winner!

Bren said...

Youa re going to love these! Wonderful work - thank you for sharing your creative ideas with us all. The etching is wonderful touch.

Happy Spring

Handpainted Roses said...

Your candles look wonderful. Julie

MNGarden said...

The etching is a nice touch.

Frances said...

Hi Darla, you have done such a good job with the candles, well done! Lucky are the winners. :-)
Frances