Thrifty Gift Idea with Glade Candle

01/22/2010 2:49 pm · 26 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

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Over the last few months there has been some great coupons and sales on these Soy Candles from Glade.  I have been able to get several of them for Free.  In fact there is a great coupon out right now for $3 off 2 click here to print.  I wanted to turn these into little Valentines gifts for my kids teachers.  But I wanted to dress then up a bit, these will look really cute in a gift basket with a few other goodies.

IMG_0831I was able to make this in about 5 minutes, and think they turned out really cute!

IMG_0803I took the cardboard wrapper off the candle, and cut a piece of red card stock the same width and length.

IMG_0806I then used the cardboard wrapper as a guide to fold the new red cardstock wrap.

IMG_0807I then distressed the edges a little with a black stamp pad.

IMG_0810Stamped the image on a piece of white card stock with a Stampin Up Stamp.  Then used a punch to cut out the image.

IMG_0812I then cut out a red circle just larger out of red cardstock, and a scalloped black circle out of black cardstock.

IMG_0814I used a fine tip glue pen to cover the little heart in the middle.

IMG_0816Then coved the glue heart with super fine, red craft glitter.

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I then did the same thing to add little red dots around the edges with glue and glitter.

IMG_0821I then hooked them all together with the little red heart brads.

IMG_0825Tied a little silver bow on the bottom.

IMG_0826Then wrapped it back around the candle.

IMG_0827Attaching it with glue on the bottom

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And you are done….how simple was that!  Now I have a fun little gift to give!  The best part is, the candles were free, and I already had the craft supplies so they were free too!

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26 comments
ThriftyPuppy
ThriftyPuppy

How adorable! Thanks so much for sharing this creative idea, because I was trying to figure out what to do with all these dang candles I've got laying around the house.

shoppersdream
shoppersdream

That looks like a good idea. Thanks for the info

Lorrie
Lorrie

Thanks for the great idea!!! I have given lots of these little candles as hostess gifts but usually wrap in tissue paper with a cute ribbon on top. My daughter, age 13, got so excited about your idea she has all our stamp stuff laid out and is busy making gifts as I type!!! Thanks for the great ideas. (FYI...I got 12 of these little candles today at KMart for about $.25 each)

Tiffany
Tiffany

Just darling! I love it!

beth anne
beth anne

i have 3 of these in my 'gift' drawer right now! thanks for the idea-i even have the same stamp set! I KNEW I WAS FOOLOWING YOU FOR A REASON!!!

Anna
Anna

Too cute! I was just thinking of using my stash for the same thing. Now I just need to find some scrapper friends who have all the supplies!

Jen
Jen

Man, are you good! Love it! Wish I had seen this little idea before christmas. I gave away several as gifts, put them in a small cute colored "lunch bag" with a pretty ribbon. Your idea is much cuter though. Keep em' coming!

Jennifer
Jennifer

You take the simplest things (that we usually get free or close-to-free) and make them into these gifts that make me say WOW! You've done it again!!

ednelle
ednelle

cute!!! i'm hoping to get some ideas from you for kids' party give away. our boys are having their yearly birthday party (adults and children) in may and it's always a struggle trying to think of something fun and creative and at the last minute end up spending waaaaayyyyy too much. any ideas?

Modern Day Mom
Modern Day Mom

Oh My Goodness! What a great but simple idea! I hardly ever break my stamps out anymore because all my crafting projects seem overwhelming to me but this is just the type of project I could handle and at the same time make a cute gift for my sons teacher, babysitter, friends....absolutely love it!

colleen
colleen

You are so smart! Great job Sarah!

BamaVicki
BamaVicki

You are so crafty and remind me of myself! Because I try and do the same thing when putting together things for people as little gifts. As a matter of fact, I did the soda bottle thing for my two kids' teachers and then one for my sister at Christmas. They all loved them. Perhaps this is a great idea for something for their teachers for Valentine's day, or anyone else for that matter, if they are female. :) Thanks again and for all your creative ideas!

Pat
Pat

Love it!!! Now I know what to do with mine. I also found some purple (lavendar) and spring green (don't remember scent) on clearance at wag's for 79 cents. Could do the same idea for Easter, Mother's Day. Woo Hoo!

denise
denise

Cute idea. I think I will do that with my violet candles for spring time too!

Maggie @ Snag A Bargain
Maggie @ Snag A Bargain

This is so cool. I printed this and will be trying it for birthday presents! I can't wait!

Amanda
Amanda

You are truly a Goddess! You are so thrifty and creative! I love your site! Keep the great ideas coming.

Janae
Janae

Super cute idea! I think I might have to steal the idea for VT gifts. Thanks for your site! :)

stacy
stacy

I love your craft ideas. They are so cute and perfect. Thanks for all the ideas.

Crystal
Crystal

What a great idea!! I absolutely love it and will be sharing a link to this on my blog! Thanks!

Anne Hellmann
Anne Hellmann

Great Idea~ I used several of my free candles for small gifts. I wrapped them in colored sparkly red paper(the ones that are for gifts)and I put these at my foyer table, and when guest arrived or surprise guests, I gave them one of them. I was so glad I had them on hand. Thanks Anne

Tracy
Tracy

Very cute and what a great idea. The extra thought definitely shows without a lot of extra time. Thank you for getting my creative juices flowing!

ljennifer007
ljennifer007

So cute and a thrifty idea! You have inspired me to try it. Thank you.

Paula
Paula

Wow! What a great idea! These turned out great! Thank you!

Billy
Billy

Too dang cute! Thanks for all the fun ideas!!!!

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