Thursday 17 January 2013

Tutorial Thursday - Valentines' Day Crafts

Happy Thursday everyone!

Today I am going to show you all how to create this quick and simple decoupaged Tea-Light candle holder.

I did cheat a bit on this project as I am really quite useless when it comes to woodwork :(
So, with that in mind, I bought a ready made MDF Tea-Light candle holder in the shape of a heart.

If you are better than me in working with wood, then I am sure you could make one of these yourself. 
If not, check your local craft shop, I am sure they should have something along these lines.

For this craft you need:

MDF Tea-Light Candle holder
*Basis Decor (Base Colour)
A serviette image that you want to use
*Finisher (A waterproof topcoat)
*Dekopointers (Deco pen for the dots)

First, apply the base coat to the top and sides of the candle holder. 
Allow to dry.

Whilst drying, cut off a 1/4 of the serviette and remove the back layers. 
(You should be left with only the top layer)

Once the base coat is dry, place the serviette on top of your candle holder as you would like it to be in the end.
(You can cut it to size if you would like to do that, but I plan on decoupaging the sides with the rest of the serviette, this is why I leave it whole.)

Using the Finisher, work carefully to "Glue" the serviette to your holder. Be sure to work from the middle outwards, this prohibits the serviette creasing. Use the lightest of pressure, otherwise you will find that the serviette can start to tear. 
(I do find that decoupage allows for many mistakes, so if your serviette does tear, don't panic, just place a similar piece from the serviette over the hole and cover it up. Once it is dry you will not notice this.)

Using sharp scissors, cut the centre piece (The actual candle holder) out.

Now, glue down the serviette over the sides of the candle-holder.

Allow to dry.

Once dry decorate with Dekopointers until you have the desired effect.

And there you have, a cute little candle holder to help light up your Valentines' Day!

Join me next week for another quick and easy Valentines' Day Craft.

*I use Gonis Products as I am a distributor of these amazing crafty helpers. If you cannot find these products in your area, you will have to substitute them. Hence the descriptions in brackets. For more information on these products, please feel free to contact me.

Now it is your turn-----
Are you ready to get your craft on?

I hope so, I would love to be able to visit your Blogs and be in awe of your amazing handiwork.

Thank you to all of you who linked up last week.

Please feel free to link up your crafts below.

They do not have to be tutorials, I would love to see any crafts.

I understand that the point of linking at a party is to gain exposure and share your goodies, but please stay a while and visit some of the other links available. 

I love hosting the Linky Party, but it would be so much more fun for everyone, if all of you, would take a couple of minutes to visit at least 2 other links below. 
We all appreciate visitors and comments, so please be so kind and do so.

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I have picked my favourite 3 links from last week to Feature here today. They are:

What a nifty way to keep your leftover wool neat and tidy!

Ooh, I love the look of these! I am always on a look out for something homemade as snacks for my girls when they get home from school. This might not end up as a breakfast anything, but as a yummy in-betweener :)

Iris Folding - Heart Project by Ellen @ Confessions of an Overworked Mom
This is a beautiful Valentines Craft, I will have to give it a try! 

Thank you ladies, your crafts were super.
Please feel free to grab your button below if you haven't already.
Your crafts will also be pinned on the Tutorial Thursday Board :)


  1. Thanks for hosting, Natalie! I love your project today :-) {I am also busy with a heart shaped MDF, but doubt if I will finish it before V/Day :-( } Have a great weekend!

    1. Hi Linda,
      Thanks, was a very spontaneous craft today :)
      Thank you for linking up.

  2. beautiful heartcandle!
    thnx for linking up again :-)

    1. Hi E Strea Chikitu,
      Thank you very much :)
      Thanks for taking part.

  3. Thanks for sharing our breakfast bars! Always love your ideas!

  4. Thanks for the party! The candle holder is so cute!

  5. This is a lovely valentine's day idea. I really like it!

    Thanks so much for linking up :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  6. What a cute idea! I love Modge Podge!

  7. This is adorable!! I love the pattern you used. Thanks so much for the great tutorial, and for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. I am so thrilled to have you share with us. Hope to see more of your talent at the new party tonight. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

    Your newest GFC follower, too!

    Kathy @


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