Thursday, November 3, 2011

Paper Touches your paper stash living up to it's potential?  I want to show you a few simple things I have done with paper to make my power room look finished.

I started by building a look around a Bella "Capri Olive and Lemonwood" candle (from Target) that comes in a paper-covered tin - it looks great and smells fresh and wonderful.  You could ceratinly rim your own tin with 2-coordinating papers and it would look darling! Go a step further and make a simple candle for it with a kit from the craft store.  

Long ago, I decoupaged two images from a set of Cavallini Decorative Labels- Paris onto an empty jam jar.  One side features the Eiffel Tower and on the other side I chose this interesting crest.  By facing the crest side out and filling the vase with fresh variegated sage leaves and green envy zinnias, I am echoing the tan and green tones in the candle.  Cute, eh?

My final touch was to glue scrapbook paper in the same tones (a bit like this) to an empty matchbox with craft glue.  For a perfect fit, trim the excess paper off with an Xacto knife.  I placed a "gem" sticker on top to finish the look.  Now the candle has some matches and the whole look makes sense.

I hope this inspires you to glue/decoupage paper to vases and matchbooks to make a few quick and easy design elements for your home.   


Barb Velasco said...

Thank you, thank you. I have stacks and stacks of paper I need to put to use!!!

Elaine said...

Very pretty, Anne!