Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Frosty Sheet Music Candles

These frosty sheet music candles are a quick and easy holiday craft project and a great little gift idea!
 

And they just happen to be super cute and thrifty too!

 
You'll need some glass candles (mine are from the dollar store), holiday sheet music, Mod Podge (white glue would work too), a sponge brush and some glitter. You could use fancy glitter, but I like this glitter from the kids craft section at Michaels. For holiday projects, it has a nice frosty look.
 

Simply tear out your sheet music and size for your candle.


Use a sponge brush to liberally coat the back side of the paper with Mod Podge.


Then wrap the paper around the candle.

 
And gently smooth out any air bubbles.


Then apply a layer of Mod Podge to the outside of your candle.


And sprinkle with glitter. If you sprinkle over a piece of wax paper, a paper plate or a plastic bowl, it's easy to pour the excess glitter back into the original container.


After they were dry, I gently dabbed on an extra coat of Mod Podge to seal the glitter and keep it from flaking off when you handle the candles. That worked great. I also experimented with a spray sealer and that worked fine too, although I'm not a fan of the fumes.

 
I embellished my candles with red and white bakers twine and tiny bells. You can just thread the bell right on the twine.
 

I especially like the cute graphics on this sheet music. And if you don't have any holiday sheet music on hand, there are lots of free printables out there.


You could use this same method to make all kinds of cute candles with different kinds of paper and embellishments.


I think Jolly Old Saint Nick is my favorite!

 
 
 

32 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i adore these, sharon! what a great idea!

Gail Wilson said...

wow! the candles look so great! What a fabulous gift.
I love the sheet music you used, perfect for these candles, the glitter is just an added bonus!

super cute!
gail

Nici @ Posed Perfection said...

These are adorable! I think I need to make one for our piano teacher! I'd love for you to link these up to our All Things Thursday Blog Hop when you get a chance.
Blessings,
Nici

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

So cute, Elizabeth! I did the same thing a few years ago and loved the results. I used vintage-looking Christmas sheet music and added some bling. Great idea.

NanaDiana said...

Those are really cute. The St. Nick is my favorite, too. Yep- must be the week for red and green totes-my halls are full to the max with them- xo Diana

Laurie said...

What an awesome idea! I'll be doing this one for sure!! thanks for sharing Sharon!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Such a cute project idea!

Robin Johnson said...

What a fabulous project! I can't wait to make my own.

Amy of While Wearing Heels said...

Those are gorgeous. What a great DIY gift or home decor. I love anything embellished with sheet music. Beautifully done.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are so pretty. I made some similar to these but now I want to do more. I printed the music out and it worked good, too. Happy holidays. I'm following you on pinterest now!

Hetty said...

Thanks a lot for this great idea! I need a few gifts for my knitting buddies and this will be a great gift!

Judy said...

These are so darling! Does anyone know where I can find some printable holiday sheet music?

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

You can find a wide variety of printable holiday sheet music on Pinterest!

LittleMyoo said...

What a great idea! I love these!!

-andi

Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

Hi Sharon! I hopped over from Serenity Now :) This is SUCH a cute idea...my mother-in-law is a retired music teacher, and loves everything music related. I'm definitely doing some of these for her!

Http://whatmeeganmakes.com said...

Sharon,
I adore these candles! I am sharing on my FB page and pinning.
Thanks for linking up to Tickled Pink Times Two xoxoxo

bj said...

These are so stinkin' cute and I am determined to make a few for gifts.
LOVE this idea....
Here from Carlene's. :)

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Very fun idea! Thanks for linking up to the party!

Gail said...

Very cute Sharon! The Santa one is my favorite one too. Loved seeing the new little one too........so very sweet! Gail

Karen said...

I absolutely love them!they are really pretty and a great gift idea.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

These are adorable! Such a great gift idea. Thanks for linking up to Dare to DIY!

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Oh my goodness Sharon...those are sooooo cute!! Pinning!!!

Tuula McPhee said...

These are so pretty! What a fabulous idea!

Lorraine said...

Sharon these are soooo cute, and I love the extra touch of the red and white twinr and jingle bell! Pinning this! Merry Christmas! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

michelle@decorandthedog said...

Oh my, are these ever cute!!! Cute and glittery are always good in my book!

Ornate Splendor said...

Very pretty, Sharon! Love the added touch of white glitter - festive! Catherine (newest follower of your blogging adventures!) : )

Laurel Stephens said...

Wow, what a terrific and thrifty idea, Sharon. These candles are so cute!

Http://whatmeeganmakes.com said...

I am so happy you linked your Frosted Candles up with Tickled Pink Times Two, Sharon!! Featuring them tomorrow night at the party :)
Merry Christmas!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

LOVE these!! Pinned for next year inspiration :)

Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog said...

These are so incredibly cute! What a fun and simple way to add to your Christmas decor! Thanks so much for sharing at Get Your DIY On! I hope to see you back on Sunday at 7 pm EST to link up any of your favorite projects! Have a wonderful weekend!

~Abby =)

srpprcrftr said...

I'd sure love to find the sheet music you used. It's perfect for your project. The graphics really make the candles come alive. I have two of those candles but have yet to do anything with them, maybe some pretty gold paper I have would be good. Maybe put them in the bathroom to make it more Christmasy. I don't have any bells tho, they're all out in the box that can't be reached so think I'll have to buy some after all.
These would be great gifts for anybody. Wonderful post.
Merry Christmas and Happy New year