Friday, January 18, 2013

XOXO Candles


This week I'm participating in my first giveaway...which, I must admit, is a little overwhelming for a new (extremely computer-illiterate) blogger like myself! I am doing my best to figure it out as I go, and I'm relying on lots of help from friends. But after a few days of feeling incompetent, I'm ready for something that's a little more up my alley!
So...as promised...I've come up with a week's worth of Sweet Kindle Fire-themed ideas. My first one is these XO candles! (Get it? Fire?.... Candles?) The truth is that themed posts are good for me. They keep me focused instead of letting my mind run wild (I've been known to spend hours wandering the aisles at Michael's, only to return home with a million new ideas but only half the supplies I would actually need to finish a project!)

I guess you could say I'm easily overwhelmed......


....which is why I love simple crafts like this. Candles. Letters. Twine. Done.


I actually came up with this idea on one of my long trips to Michael's, as I combed through the 80% off Christmas clearance. These red glittery letters were in a bin with other reject letters like V and K.... apparently not so useful for Christmas, but perfect for Valentine's Day!


The candles seemed like an obviously romantic Valentine's Day choice, too...and twine is always one of my favorites. I love its rustic quality, particularly as a complement to the glittery letters. Together, they're a good balance. Kinda like X's and O's.





Happy Valentine's Day!
xoxoxoxo



Thanks for taking a peek inside my Lemon Tree Dwelling!
I hope you feel right at home :)
-Cathy


51 comments :

  1. So simple and so cute! I love this!

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  2. That is seriously adorable! I never would have thought of that. Thank God for creative individuals like you! :)

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    1. Thanks, Kelly :) That is a really nice compliment!

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  3. I am all for simple projects that look so wonderful! you did good :)

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    1. Thanks, Jodi! I appreciate it! And you are reminding me I need to pass on the Liebster nomination....

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  4. SO CUTE!!! I'd love it if you would come share at the Funday Sunday link party that is open over at www.the-crafty-cowgirl.com! Hope to see you there!

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  5. So perfect! I also saw those red glittery letters on clearance (yesterday they were 90% off) and picked up a few needed letters, although the pickins were slim. Your idea is so sweet.

    Doreen
    altered-artworks.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Doreen! Wow - 90% off is something I've never seen! Way to go!! :)

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  6. Love this! So simple but makes a great Valentines decoration! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Kathleen! (Simple is my middle name :)

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  7. I love your candles! Simple, yet classy. I do the same thing when I go to Michael's. So many ideas swirling around in my head, that I have trouble getting everything for one thing. I am your newest follower and love your blog!

    Kelly from everythinginbetweenbykelly.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! Glad to know I'm not the only scatterbrained blogger... :) I'll be over to check you out!

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  8. Too lovely!!! Love all details! Thanks so much for sharing.
    Have a fabulous day!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  9. Pinning this! It's so so cute. Simple and pretty. 80% off candles? How did I miss that! Came over form Show off Sunday!
    Karen

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    1. Thanks, Karen! I appreciate it! No, the 80% off was only for the letters :(

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  10. Very cute, and simply elegant, Cathy! :)

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  11. These are great! I love the combination of the twine and glittery letters too :)

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  12. Super cute! Come link them up at our party: http://www.finecraftguild.com/party-48/

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  13. These candles are such a cute idea, I love it!

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  14. These are so adorable!! You are one crafty lady! I love them. Thanks so much for the inspiration and for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. :)

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    1. Thank you, Kathy! I really appreciate your comments. As always, thanks for giving me the opportunity to share :)

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  15. Well now, if this isn't love at first sight, I don't know what is ;-) Too cute!

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  16. Hi Cathy, I love these, I found your post on A Bouquet of Talent. They are so simple but look lovely! I am your newest follower and love your blog, looking forward to reading more!

    Sarah x
    http://www.lookingasuare.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hi Sarah, Thanks so much for stopping by and following me! I'm following you back - loved your post about dirty dishes, laundry and a giant mess...that pretty much sums up most of my days! :)

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  17. This is a fantastically simple way to decorate for Valentines Day. I would love for you to link up to Manic Monday - http://cupcake-n-bake.blogspot.com/2013/01/manic-monday-1_20.html

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    1. Thanks, Renea! And thanks for the invite - I'll stop by! :)

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  18. Cute and simple! My kind of project.

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  19. Hi Kathy! I love these candles. I wanted to thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog. I would have replied to you but you are a no-reply blogger, not sure if you knew that.

    Have a crazy beautiful day!

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    1. Hi Denyse, thanks for stopping by and letting me know about the no-reply setting...I tried to fix it today so we'll see if it worked...I am not always the best at these things! :)

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  20. I love these ideas....quick, cute and affordable! I hope you stop by to link- http://atozebracelebrations.com/2013/01/link-party-4.html
    Nancy

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    1. Thanks Nancy! And thank you for the invite - I'll be there! :)

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  21. really really cute project, but the candle to fire reference AWESOME! lol

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  22. I found you from the Strut Your Stuff link up. What cute candles! I love how simple they are to make and their perfect for Valentine’s. I just started a new Saturday Spotlight Linky Party on my blog this week, and would love to have you stop by and share! http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-1/

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  23. Hello!
    I found you from the Wow me Wednesday link up. I would love to have you come share your post with my readers over at Sassy Little Lady’s Show and Tell Saturday. Hope to see you there!

    Kathie
    http://www.sassylittlelady.com/blog/show-and-tell-saturday/show-and-tell-saturday

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  24. It’s a new Linky Party to create more buzz for your blog and connect with others! If you haven’t joined Creative Crafts Thursday yet, please share your projects at www.creativecraftsthursday.blogspot.com each and every week and check out what other creative divas are up to.

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  25. Simple and cute -- my kind of project! :) Thanks so much for linking up to our Pinteresting Link Party!

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  26. This is a super fun project..I LOVE glitter! ;) Thanks for sharing at the Loving Valentine's Day Party!

    Marilyn

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