Saturday, December 10, 2011

BugBytes Blog Hop


Welcome to the Red, Green, Silver or blue blog hop! If you arrived here directly, please go to the beginning at The BugBytes! You don't want to miss any of the awesome projects from Pam or The Bugbytes design team members! Below is a complete list of the blog hop links. Please leave some "blog love" along the way, we all love comments on our projects!

I decided to do a winter theme candle using vinyl. I used the MS Seasonal cartridge and the Christmas cartridge. I picked up a 6 in. flameless candle from JoAnn's. Using design studio, I put together 3 snowflake borders @ 1.5 and welded them together. I stretched them to 9.44 by 1.53 to fit the width of my candle. I then cut several snowflakes from the Christmas cartridge in sizes from 1 to 1.5 in blue and white. After cutting them, I weeded one of the borders and took a picture to show how it looks weeded. Of course I can't do anything in my craft room without Sassy supervising me!

Weeding the snowflakes was a bit more difficult since the pieces are so tiny, even at 1 inch.

I used transfer paper to attach the borders to the top and bottom of my candle, although next time I think I'll forgo using that. It was more difficult to get them smooth using the paper. For the snowflakes I just peeled them off the backing and placed them around the candle.

These pictures just don't do it justice. Unlike the tealights, the larger candles flicker just like a real candle.

Here's the line up...
Pam from- The
Jeannie from - Scraps In My Life/
Jen from - 3 Cats and a Bug You are here!
Carole from - On my craft room wall
Lisa from - Rather B Scrappin
Audrey from - Cute and Some
Mila from - milamemories
Sheila aka sassylady from - She's a Sassy Lady
Elizabeth from - 217 Creations
Kelly from - Kam's Crafty Place
Dayna from - Sabriolet Designs
Lori from - Scrappin My Stress Away
Denine from - Pumpkin Spice
Melissa from - Melissa Made
Allison from- Goody Bag Diva

Thanks for looking and have fun hoppin!!


  1. The candle looks so lovely. Will make a great centerpiece or a gift. TFS

  2. Jen this project turned out fantastic! I might look for one of these candles today I am so inspired. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Love the candle! Thanks for sharing

  4. Love your Sassy supervisor LOL! I also love your candle! I would have never thought to use vinyl on one! Battery operated candles are the best when you have little people and sassy pets around!!

  5. So pretty Jen! I may have to borrow your idea!
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

  6. so pretty! I always use painter's tape with vinyl around round objects - works really well. I think a trip to Js might be in order for these!

  7. Beautiful, and it is sooooo pretty in blue

  8. Love your candle! I have never used vinyl but your candle gives me inspiration to try it.

  9. I need to try this. Thanks for sharing

  10. Great candle... don't you love working with vinyl? Love it!

  11. Wonderful idea. Your candle is very pretty!

  12. Your decorated candle looks wonderful!

  13. Oh I love this idea. Beautiful Candle and you can make them for every holiday... eeekkk.. I am excited to try this.
    Thanks for sharing.

  14. What a pretty candle, Jen!!! You did great!

  15. Will have to look for the flameless candles. This is a cool idea.

  16. I have been wanting to try my hand at decorating a flameless candle. Thanks for the tutorial and inspiration.

  17. Beautiful candle!!! I have not tried vinyl yet and now after seeing your project, I am excited to try.

    plese.cathy at yahoo dot com

  18. What a beautiful candle and I love snowflakes.

  19. Cool candle project.