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Candles, Candles, Candles!

Friday, December 2, 2011

I have a real thing about candles.  I love them!  As you can see from some of my other projects.  I had this wonderful box sitting empty on our dresser in the living room.


I originally planted a great little herb garden in it and unfortunately with my super green thumb all my herbs withered away and I was only left with some dirt :-(

I am sure most of you have seen these and similar mason jars with Epsom salt and candles around pinterest and blogs.  I thought they would be perfect for my little box this Christmas season. 




I also made a couple others just because they are so simple and cheap!

P.S.  When using candles in your decor please light them!  There is nothing sadder to me (well maybe I'm exaggerating a little) than seeing perfectly good candles sitting on a table that have never been used.  To me the more a candle has been used, the more character it has...


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27 comments:

Sharon said...

Great idea ! I have a couple of old pop crates that would look great like this ! I am a new follower . Come by and visit sometime !

Briana Richardson said...

What a great idea! I'm your newest follower!
Briana @ babblingsandmore.blogspot.com

Jenifer Harrod said...

These are beautiful!
Please come share:
www.mychristian-life.blogspot.com

odetoinspiration said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

very merry vintage style said...

Beautiful! All those candles together are just gorgeous.
Mary

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Those little dribs and drabs of candles can be used as fire starters or, how I use them, lit and tilted to drip wax into the holder to stabilize a new candle.

Jenny said...

This is so pretty! I love them in the old crate. Have you linked up with Creative Me Monday? It's open all week long and I'd love to have you! You can link up as many projects as you'd like! The link is:

http://www.thesoutherninstitute.com/2011/12/creative-me-monday.html?utm_source=BP_recent

Hope to see you there!

Erin of Salvaged Whimsy said...

This looks so pretty. Funny, I actually have a RC Cola Crate with canning jars in it sitting in my booth right now...maybe I should add candles, though, as you said, unlit candles are so very sad looking. Thanks for sharing this great idea!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a great project! I love candles and have never heard of using the epsom salts! Great tip! ♥

Leslie said...

I am in love with the lighted candles in the crate - had to pin it!

Marcia said...

Looks great, Brooke. It's actually one of my favorite ways to display a candle lately. I've made them with popcorn kernels as well as beans too. They're fun.
Love your page. Don't want to miss a thing so I added you to my blogroll.
Much love!

WhyCuzICan said...

Nice job, Brooke :) Very festive!


Visiting from Happy House Project's Freestyle Friday linky party,
~Suzanne in NW Illinois

Cranberry Morning said...

What a great project! I love candles. Can't get too many of them. And I know I have a box like that around here somewhere, except mine's a Coca Cola box. Hm. Sure hope I didn't pitch it. Story of my life: find a great idea to use something I threw out the week before. I'm going to track down that box. Great idea. LOVE IT!! :-)

Shauna K said...

visiting from Tatertots & Jello linky party- what a beautiful project!! hehe, and I'm totally with ya- I managed to kill all my herbs too :/

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Love this idea! Looks very festive!
Stopping by from Homemaker in Heels :-)

Elizabeth said...

Love these! Thanks for linking up with the Christmas party @ the Girl Creative (coming from co-hosting blog Broken Treasures) :)

Erin said...

I got here from the Sundae Scoop party, I agree, candles are most beautiful when they have been used :)

Brooke @ Spruce Your Nest said...

Thanks for all the love everyone!!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Hi Brooke! What a cute cute blog you have here!! I love that vintage crate then mason jar candles! So festive for the Holidays!

I'm your newest follower! Stop on by sometime. I have a weekly linky party called Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays. It's for projects made for $10 or less. I would love to have you!

Sass - aka - Kathy said...

What a sweet project! Please consider sharing with my readers at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2011/12/sasss-sunday-salvation-show-4.html

Christmas blessings!

Snap said...

What a great idea to recycle your wonderful soda box! More epsom salts!!!!! Happy Happy and a Merry Merry to you!

Karen said...

That looks beautiful, I may try this.Visiting from Seasonal Sunday and new follower.

SUPAHMAMA! said...

Don't forget to link up to win the Eureka Vacuum and Kindle Fire at "The Sits Girls!!" I am grateful to be a fellow crafter in Creating Christmas, just thought you might like a chance to win big for being oh so fabulous. :) http://www.thesitsgirls.com/featured-blogger/good-clean-fun-vacuum-kindle-giveaway/

Jen @ Creating with the J's said...

I love the jars. So simple. Might be trying that. I also love love love your candle sticks!

lulumusing said...

What a clever idea and to think I just got rid of a bunch of jars. Wish you'd come along a little earlier!

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

Darling box & I love the candles in it. BTW, I think I remember my mother drinking this soft drink! Great blog.

Warmly, Michelle

The Tablescaper said...

Epsom salts, hmmm...great idea. Thanks for bringing this post to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

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