Monday, February 15, 2016

Simon Says Recycle/Upcycle Style


Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

We are welcoming 4 new Design Team members this week, KathZoeyCathie, and Macarena! Please give them a nice warm welcome and pop by their blogs to say 'Hi'

This week the challenge is,


With the throw away society that we live in we thought we should take a look through our 'rubbish' and use something that we would normally put in the bin!

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away $50 voucher to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store


I like to make marmalade so throughout the year I collect jars of all shapes and sizes. I always think it's a shame to throw them in the recycle bin and prefer to re-use them whenever possible. So with that in mind I made one into a romantic candle holder.

I started by tearing a strip of  tissue wrap and inked the edges with gathered twigs distress ink before adhering to the jar with multi medium matte glue.

 I then inked a die cut heart parade with tarnished brass distress paint and adhered this over the top.

 I wrapped some twine around the rim and added a brass tinted rose and a few gold sequins for extra glamour. Perfect for a romantic dinner setting don't you think!

and here it is all lit up :-)

So now it's YOUR turn, Happy Crafting


If you use instagram add  #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in 

Come And Get It    Love Is In The Air
Craft Your Passion   Anything Goes
Crafty Boots   No Stamps Allowed
Avenue 613  A/G with option of create a shaker
Eclectic Ellapu  Pink Team   Love Actually

Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x


Karen B. said...

Woah this is cool! I save berry packaging and use them to give bake goods!

Catherine said...

Lorraine, these are beautiful! My son is getting married in May and I'm going to use this idea for pretty centerpieces for the rehearsal dinner. Thanks for the inspiration! Cathie <3

Virginia L. said...

How inspiring! I have some jars lying around and perhaps I can make good use of them your take on the Monday challenge, Lols!

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous way to recycle! Love that you filled the base with sequins too!

Snoopy :D

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

Lorraine, I always wanted to do something similar like this to put in the bathroom!!
I saved this for future reference!
What a lovely creation <3

ALSO SO HAPPY to be teaming with you <3 Much love dear!

xx Zoey

Dee's Craft Room said...

Really pretty candle holder and a great way to recycle. The sequins must make a lovely twinkle when the candle is lite. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Debs said...

Debs xx

Maura said...

Lols, this is a fabulous idea! Love how you made this romantic for this time of the year, and I can see the possibilities are endless. Someday, you will have to share your marmalade recipe - sounds yummy!

Kath Stewart said...

fabulous idea and a safe way to burn candles the romantic hearts decoration xxx

Linda Kunsman said...

I just love this-so pretty!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

I love this! Great recycling! You decorated it so beautifully!

Mrs Beez said...

Lovely idea and beautifully done. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh these are so cute lovely! hugs me xx

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous candle holders, Lols! They look so pretty when they're glowing :D

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Barbara said...

Great inspiration Lols, these candle holders are absolutely beautiful, perfect for the Valentine's table!! Barbara

Sandra said...

Such a fun idea to alter this and make it into a candle holder, Lols. Really fabulous. Hugs, Sandra

Michelle said...

Beautiful! I love the sequins. Such a special touch!

Patricia Alvarez said...

Great project!. I love your candle holder. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week. Good luck!!! Patricia

Sharon said...


N-Eva said...

Love these projects so much! The details in your candle are perfect! I love the colors and your photographs are beautiful!! :) ! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge. Neva

Anna-Karin said...

This is so pretty Lols and what a great idea! The hearts look wonderful and I love the sequins.

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is genius, Lols! I would never in a million years think to add sequins to a candle holder, but now I want to go find every boring candle holder in the house and bling it up! This really is lovely and it was a bonus to be able to see it in the daylight and at night.

Jo Ann said...

Oh wow, what an awesome idea...Great design and function. So glad you joined us in our neighborhood Challenge at 613 Avenue Create. Have a blessed day!


Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fun and beautiful creation! Lols. Love this great inspiration. :)

Michelle said...

This is gorgeous and very romantic. I like the vintage look.
Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.Good luck, Michelle (DT)

Emma Williams said...

I'm also a collector of jars for those "just in case I need them moments", lol and now you've given me a wonderful idea of how to use them! These are gorgeous Lols and a fabulous piece of inspiration! xx

Melanie said...

A lovely candle glass!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "love is in the air” challenge over at Come and Get it.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

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