Friday, June 28, 2013


Hello everyone and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
Today is my last post as this month's Guest Designer over at Twine it up with Trendy Twine.  I've really enjoyed my time working with Lesley Ann and her awesome Designers.

Since the 4th of July is just around the corner, I decided to create a patriotic project for today's post.  I came across a pretty, dark blue candle recently at one of my favorite stores (ok, it was Hobby Lobby).   The candle was very pretty, but it was just crying out for a bit of bling.  So, out came the glitter and some gorgeous twine and this is what I came up with ......

After blinging up my candle, I decided to bling up a gift bag,  just in case I decide to give this as a gift (probably gonna keep it for myself).

So, here's how this came together:
* I used some beautiful Cranberry and In The Navy Twine to wrap around the neck of my candle and to make that big, beautiful bow.
* Next, I used my Silhouette to cut out a few stars in red and white cardstock.  I glittered up the stars and glued them to the ends of the twine.

I love the way my candle turned out....

Again....just in case I actually decide to give this as a gift, I have the perfect matching gift bag all ready to go.  This was super simple to put together.....

* I punched a few holes around the top of a plain white gift bag and threaded my twine through the holes.  I tied a bow off to one side of the gift bag.
* I added a few of my glittered stars to the bag and a fun sentiment using the "Teeny Tag Greetings" Stamp Set by My Creative Time.

Okay - that's it for me today!  Thanks so much for stopping by. I always look forward to your visits and your sweet comments.  Have a wonderful weekend and I'll be seeing you soon!

Until next time,


  1. Gorgeous project Tanya!! What a fun was to dress up the candle and gift back!!! And SO perfect for the upcoming 4th of July!!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing and being an AWESOME Guest Designer all month over on the Trendy Twine blog!
    Have a GREAT Friday!!!!

  2. Hi ya Tanya!

    Love your bag and candle fun and festive! Perfect for the holiday! Have a fabulous weekend!!


  3. What a gorgeous gift set, Tanya!! The candle looks amazing all dressed up!! The twine and stars are so fabulous!! Perfect patriotic gift!! Happy Friday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. These are so fun!! Thanks for being a fabulous guest designer with Trendy Twine :)

  5. Super cute projects!!! You have been a great guest designer for Trendy Twine!

  6. OMG! I love your cute gift idea! You are on a roll with all these amazing idea's girl! Anyone would love to receive this! I love all the fun and so clever!
    Have a super wknd my friend!
    Sherrie K

  7. Your projects are fabulous, such a creative and fun gift! Thanks for joining Trendy Twine as our guest designer this month!

  8. Oh my goodness!!! I so love how you blinged up the candle!! What an awesome idea! I will be lifting this for sure!!! And that gift bag is great. Love how you punched the holes to add the twine around the top. I'll be lifting that idea, too!!!! :)

  9. This is so beautiful, Tanya. Love the stars and how you embellished both the bag and candle with the twine. Someone is going to be very lucky to receive this.

    Thank you so much for guesting for me this month and spending some time with us. It has been such a pleasure :)

    Lesley @ Trendy Twine

  10. This is super Pretty my friend. Love how you used the twine and I just love the candle. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  11. This is "simply" gorgeous, Tanya. My favorite part is all of it but especially the way you did the twine.

  12. Fabulous gift set. Love how your took 2 simple items and made them look like they came from a designer store.
    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  13. This is really cute!! It's perfectly fine to give yourself a gift!! :)
    I love the twine through the bag top!!

  14. I've LOVED seeing your creative take on twine! It's been super fun to watch your creative talent shine with twine! :o) This turned out adorable! I love the glitter... and nothing wrong with keeping the candle for yourself.... I'm ALL FOR IT! :o) Super cute bag to hang onto for next year! Yup that's the ticket! :O)



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