Friday, 16 December 2011
Scented Candles and Gift Box
I finally finished my scented candles and gift box yesterday. Unfortunately they didn't turn out quite as planned (I'd made the candle transfers BEFORE making the candles, based on measurements of a shop bought votive. My candles, however, weren't filled enough so the transfers were slightly too big! I had no tissue paper left to make more so I've just ploughed on and used them. If you can't read what the label says, it's "Bougie Parfumée - Un cadeau a la main de Clare" (Scented Candles - A handmade gift from Clare). They smell amazing if I do say so myself! (Jasmine & Rosemary) The label graphic is from The Graphics Fairy (thank you Karen!) and I edited the text in Photoshop.
The box is made with this gorgeous K&Co paper, covered in French newsprint and a "stamp" of the Eiffel tower. After using lace around the lid I decided to keep the top simple with a label saying the same as the candle labels. I was lucky to have the insert from a box of shop bought votives to hold the candles neatly, and made the box around that.