The May Arts Christmas Blog Hop Continues!

Today is day four of the May Arts Christmas blog hop.  If you missed the first three days and want to catch up, head on back to the May Arts blog.

Today's line up is below.  You should've arrived here from the May Arts blog. There's also a chance for a giveaway!

  • Christina    (You are here!)
  • Gini           
  • Emily          
  • Marie                
  • Montina   

Here's my project.  I have always wanted to dress up some candles.  I picked up some plain white candles and took my alcohol inks to them.  Add some marvelous May Arts ribbon and some embellishments and I now have some pretty candles!

Normally, if you just use alcohol ink, you can still burn them.  These candles aren't burnable because I used an acrylic sealer as well as mod podge and plastic glitter.  These are strictly for looks.

The "usual" way to use alcohol inks on candles is to drip them onto the candle and let them run.  Then roll in the excess ink that drips off the candle.  For mine, I wanted a more subtle look.  I applied the alcohol ink using my alcohol ink applicator and let it dry.  Then I sprayed an acrylic sealer over the whole thing.

To get the glitter on the bottom, just spread some mod podge onto the the candle and roll in clear, chunky glitter. 

Look for pretty finds and hardware around your house or in the dollar bin at the store.

To be entered in the giveaway, just leave a comment along the way!  You'll be entered into the drawing for FOUR SPOOLS of your choice from the Ribbon Lady!

Thanks for hopping along with the Ribbonistas.  Your next stop is Gini.