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Sunday, September 23, 2018


Autumn Decoupaged Candle Holder or Vase
This project can be made in any size. Use a larger jar for pillar candles, a smaller one for tea lights. You can also fill the jar with autumn foliage or flowers instead of a candle.

Smooth-sided glass jar*
Autumn print fabric
Decoupage glue
Foam brush
Rope or twine
Glue gun and glue stick

*Note: If using a real candle, choose a glass jar that will withstand heat, and for safety’s sake, omit the raffia tie at the top of the jar. If using an electric candle, any jar will work.

Wipe down the outside of the jar with alcohol to remove any grease or oils from handling.

Cut out the fabric to fit around jar. You can either use a print that works as shown or one where you cut out individual items and use randomly around jar or layer.

Using the foam brush, paint a thin layer of decoupage on the jar. Apply fabric as desired. Paint more decoupage glue over fabric, making sure to smooth out the edges. If layering fabric, apply decoupage glue to each layer.

Using the glue gun, adhere rope or twine to bottom of jar, wrapping around jar two or three times.

Cut several lengths of raffia and tie in a bow at top of jar. Use your fingers.  It helps when trying to mold the leaf around the jar.

Find more decoupage crafts in Decoupage Can Be Deadly, book 4 of the Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mysteries.

Decoupage Can Be Deadly
An Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery, Book 4

Anastasia and her fellow American Woman editors are steaming mad when minutes before the opening of a consumer show, they discover half their booth usurped by Bling!, their publisher’s newest magazine. CEO Alfred Gruenwald is sporting new arm candy—rapper-turned-entrepreneur and Bling! executive editor, the first-name-only Philomena. During the consumer show, Gruenwald’s wife serves Philomena with an alienation of affection lawsuit, but Philomena doesn’t live long enough to make an appearance in court. She’s found dead days later, stuffed in the shipping case that held Anastasia’s decoupage crafts. When Gruenwald makes cash-strapped Anastasia an offer she can’t refuse, she wonders, does he really want to find Philomena’s killer or is he harboring a hidden agenda?

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