17 January 2013

Dollar Tree Valentine's Crafts

When I read that Debbiedoo's and Fox Hollow Cottage are hosting a Valentine's Party where all the crafts are made with items from the Dollar Tree I knew that I was up for the challenge.   When I walked in the Dollar Tree my mind drew a blank and my creativity was gone.   
(It didn't help that I took my 4 kids with me.  Mom. Mom. Mom. MOM!)
After browsing the whole store I went back to the candles and found these.

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I melted the candles on the stove.  I took the wicks out of the candles to use later.  I used a few more red candles, I already had, to get enough wax.
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 For the heart shaped candle I poured the white first and added a little red to make pink.  When It was dry I added the red to make a layered candle. 
 

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To make the tall candle I tied a string to the wick and wrapped it around a pencil to hold it upright.
I then poured in the remaining red wax. 

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For the next craft I glued a candle dish and a candle stick together.

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 They turned out beautiful and all for $6!  
 
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24 comments:

  1. Cute candles, Callie! Visiting from Debbie's Valentine's Party.

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  2. Wow, for someone who drew a blank - these are some great ideas. I would never have thought of melting candles to make other shapes - love the layered one. Deby @so-sew-easy.com

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  3. You are so clever! I could never have imagined doing this--so cool.

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  4. Smiles all around here. How cute! Glad you joined in on the fun.

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  5. Very creative! I've never thought of just melting candles to make my own. They look so pretty! Visiting from the Dollar Tree Valentine Party :)

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  6. Those turned out really cute! Love them all. Visiting from Debbie's party! :)

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  7. So pretty! Love, love your candles!

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  8. Clever idea...they turned out really cute!

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  9. Visiting from Fireflies and Jellybeans link party...LOVE how you turned dollar tree finds {love the $tree!} into such cute holiday decor!! Pinning ;)

    - Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow, Callie! I am so very impressed. Your creativity didn't leave you stranded!! I luv what you did w/$6!!

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    1. Thanks. It took me browsing the whole store for my creativity to show up.

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  11. Love these ideas. I was wondering what kind of glue you used to glue the candlestick and candy dish together. Thanks

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    1. Thanks, I used Elmer's glue. It's hold is pretty strong after it cures a few days.

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  12. Hi, found you via Southern Lovely. The candles look great. Did you reuse the wicks from tea lights in the big heart candle?
    Anjana @ www.happyandharried.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you. I used the wicks from the slightly bigger votive candle.

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