Friday, November 18, 2011

French Script Candles

Just call me a copycat.

Sandi at Wayside Treasures posted a wonderful tutorial a little while ago
about making some beautiful 

French script candles

[that girl is so creative,
and when she's making something JDA...
well....I'm just all over it].

So, of course,

me being me ~

I just had to try my hand at making some.

I couldn't find small, glass votives,
so I purchased some tall white glass candles instead -
at the Dollar Store
for a buck.

Although Sandi used some vintage gauze,
I just purchased regular gauze
and stamped it with pretty French script.

I wrapped it around the candle and Super Glued it,

added a piece of hemp twine


an instant Jeanne d'Arc inspired candle!

Quick, easy, and pretty little Christmas gifts.

Thanks, Sandi, for sharing another sweet little project!

{ Blessings }

PS ~ I spent a recent evening panicked, frustrated, losing sleep,
spending hours on Google reading about "sploggers",
and following over-my-head instructions on how to restore lost blogs

because my own blog had disappeared.

[yup, GONE - pffffft!
Like it never even existed]

I'm sorry, but I will not be replying to any of your comments
unless you have your email address enabled in your Blogger profile
or you leave me your email address with your comment.

Evidently, from what I think I understand,
"sploggers" set up dummy blogs that you can be erroneously be directed to
when you're trying to reply to someone who's email address you don't have...?
And when you do that, something bad happens to your own blog?

I don't even know if that makes sense or not,
but I just won't be taking any chances any more.

I also quickly learned how important it is to
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors
has a very easy tutorial on how to do this.
I'll be backing up on a regular basis, believe me.
AND investing in an external hard drive
very soon.

Thank you Donna, Tete, Heather, Kerrie, Ann, Diana, and Michelle
for your help and support during my panic-filled evening. ♥

Linking to the parties on the lower right of my sidebar.
Click on the buttons and discover some beautiful holiday inspiration!


  1. Oh, I love this idea! I'm going to have to look at Sandi's post too. Okay, you have me kind of worried about the splogging thing...I don't get it. Do mean if you go to their blog to respond or you respond in an email?

  2. Your candles are gorgeous !!!

    I am totally on my way over to see how to back up my blog! thank you for letting us know about that ~ I don't really understand how it happens but I don't want to take a chance ~

  3. LOVE the candles Laurie! They turned out so pretty!!

    I had no clue about splogging! So sorry you had to go through that!!
    Sandi@Wayside Treasures

  4. Your candles are tre magnifique, Laurie! I love the French script, and the twine adds the perfect rustic touch! Thanks so much for the warning, sounds like I need to learn how to back up my blog asap! And so glad you recovered yours, I would have been totally panicked, too!

  5. Beautiful! Love the candles! Thanks for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

  6. so pretty, I love the tall candles and the touch of twine, french bliss!

  7. Love these candles! May have to try my hand at them. Except I don't have the script stamp. hmmm...

  8. Your candles look so amazing! I've been wanting to make those for a long time! I've never even heard of sploggers....???? what in the world!?

    You'll have to fill me in on this!


  9. you did a great job, they look beautiful!

  10. Sploggers what is that ?? how do you back up your blog ?? please tell me???....have a nice from me.............♥.. ♥... ♥....

  11. aww, i love the candles!!!


  12. What a great idea! You could use that new printed burlap at JoAnns too.

  13. I have that French stamp and have used it to make coaster and to stamp directly on pillar candles. However, I love the stamp on the gauze - very clever and a beautiful look! Linda
    p.s. never heard of sploggers - why are there such destructive people out there??!!

  14. Oh the candles are heavenly! But I am really freaked about the Splogger thing. Funny thing is I just backed up my blog for the first time last night when I was looking for blogging tips at Sneaky Mommas Blog Tips blog. She had really easy instructions on how to do it too. So from what I understand if a blogger leaves a comment with the noreply and you want to write back, that is when you get in trouble by heading over to the fake blog. Could you tell when you got there that it was a fake blog? Yikes. Scary.

  15. So so beautiful Laurie. And you're the 2nd person I have heard that happened too recently. So glad you have it back and your beautiful works of art on here are safe and sound! xo ~Lili

  16. They look lovely. Now I need to find me some of that paper and put around my candles.

  17. Very pretty, Laurie!! I have to try the gauze look!

    You have me worried about the slogging. Very scary! I know I have to back up my blog...thanks for the info!


  18. Oh Laurie what a nightmare for you. I have never heard of sploggers but did read awhile ago about backing up my blog but it's been months since I did it. I'll have to do it right now.
    Doesn't it figure that someone so nice like you that replies back gets hurt like that.
    On another note love your candles!!!


  19. I love a project that involves the dollar store. Yours turned put beautifully.

    Thanks for stopping by ~ Mary @ SeaQuilts

  20. These candles are beautiful. I love them. They are perfect for the holiday season. I am going to bookmark this post and copy copy copy! And thank you for the information on where to find out how to back up your blog. I need to do that. I have an external hard drive. I learned my lesson last I will be doing this soon!!!

  21. I love this charming project and I am inspired to try it! Thanks for sharing your project! I tried to change a font on my blog this week and lost everything...I was panic stricken, too...all the time and work put into it! I finally got it back...its been awhile since I had backed it up, and I am getting an external hard drive, too! Thanks for your sweet comments about my front porch!

  22. Eeek, I've never heard of splogger before. Now I'll have to learn all about it. I'm bad about not backing up either. Ugh, if those people would put half the effort into doing something productive, just think how much better the world would be!

    But I got sidetracked. I love your candles. I'm trying to think how I can get French script on gauze when I don't have a stamp. I'll have to work on it. I love tutorials and plan to try it soon. Thanks!

  23. very PRETTY!!!!


  24. Hi Laurie,
    Love your candles!! Beautiful! I just bought a bunch of those same candles at my grocery store, I had never seen them and was surprised to see them here!
    I have never heard of sploggers before either, and will be learning to back up too... yuck!! Thanks for the heads up!

  25. Sp pretty and they really look like they came right out of Jeanne d Arc magazine. I really need to make some of these for the holidays. Thanks for sharing. Thank you for the additional information!!

  26. The candles look great. Sorry to hear of your blog troubles. I find I read and/or comment less and less on blogs that make me type in web addresses, names and email...

  27. Oh happy you are back on track! I am going to read how to back up my blog, thanks!!

    Candles are so pretty! Sandi is such an inspiration isn't she!!

  28. I have never heard of 'splogging'. Isn't it awful when people use their creative impulses for the purpose of evil? I regularly back up my blog ... but it's been a while. I think I'll go do that now.

  29. These are so lovely- I am going to give them a whirl for Christmas gifts!
    Sorry about the "splogging". That sounds awful- I am going to back up my blog asap!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Kerry at HouseTalkN

  30. Thank you for the information. I will have to do something myself to prevent anything from happening. Your candles look so "French". Very pretty and a great idea (even if you did copy it!)

    Robin Flies South

  31. Oh ! What a darling idea !
    Candles are very pretty !
    Best to You !

  32. These candles are best described as understated elegance. I love them. Thanks for sharing!

  33. Love! What is it about candles and French script that make them utterly amazing?


  34. I have seen those candles in jars before and have seriously COVETED them ! you have done a gorgeous job on them and they are perfect for Christmas gifts...I'm not sure if we have them over here but I will definitely check just in case.Thanks for the info on backing up the blog I will try to do that this week .
    Gail x

  35. You must be very happy to have recovered your blog and everything connected to it.
    These candles are so pretty!! They look great on the mantle.
    I'm having difficulty leaving messages again....not sure what's going on??? It's becoming more and more fruststrating...grrrr.

  36. what????? i have never heard of this at all; i am going to have to look into that; would hate to lose everything!!! love your little project laurie! and i must be a bit blonde tonight... took me a while to get what jda was !! duh!!
    cant wait to see more of your projects; you are so creative!
    Laura xx

  37. Thanks for the great idea...I love to copy too. I'm a new follower, so stop by and follow if you like.
    Warm wishes, Lori

  38. Those candles are so pretty, Laurie! Thanks for the great gift idea. :)
    That sploggers thing sounds really annoying. It's too bad there are people like that out there...
    Wishing you and yours a happy Thanksgiving!! :)

  39. Love how the candles turned out! I tried stamping directly on the straight sided taper like candles once. I forget what they're called. It was a lot harder than you'd think, but they look pretty neat.

    Eek on sploggers! I've never heard of such!

  40. Laurie- LOVE these!! I am sorry to hear about your blog- have had similar issues as well. Chat with you separately sometime about it. Thanks for linking these pretties up at FNF!

  41. Those candles look so great...and easy too.

    Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

  42. ahh so very nice ..... Hugs Karina

  43. Your candles are gorgeous Laurie!! I can't believe that happened to your blog. I'll check out how to back mine up right away.
    Wishing you and your family a lovely Thanksgiving holiday.

  44. Laurie,
    These are so pretty. ! I want to run right out and buy those French script stamps now, what an adorable item. I haven't been to visit your blog in a while, and I see I was missing out on your style!
    Have a Happy thanksgiving.

  45. These are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  46. cute idea, they look beautiful xxx

  47. These are absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing this lovely idea. I'm a new follower to this lovely blog.

  48. Hello there and many thanks for taking the time to share your project. Your photos are delightful. Love it! Lella xx

  49. Beautiful Laurie! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  50. Love your website. You should add a "pin it" button so people can pin your stuff. It great!


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