Is it possible to be "craft-bi-polar"? I keep alternating between crafting for Halloween and Christmas. It's making my head hurt a bit. Well, today you get Christmas. I made these Tis the Season beaded bobeches with recycled soda bottles for the candle stick part.
I started with a bobeche that I had taken the plain crystals off of.
Then I picked out a fun assortment of beads and charms from the Prima bead Tis the Season collection.
I simply formed a small loop on one end of a 3 inch piece of wire. I linked a charm onto the loop. Then a few beads and then through the hole in the bobeche from the bottom to the top. Then I trimmed the wire down to about 3/8 inch and formed another little loop.
The bobeches worked great on regular candle sticks but I wanted to use some cool soda bottles I had that had red and green labels. I did need to trim the candles down and used a bit of quake wax to secure the bobeches but I really like the look.
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