Fabric Wrapped Fall Candle

In this post, I happily shared with you my fall decor for this season. Mice, mums, pumpkins and a cute Chocolate Lab — oh, it doesn’t get any better!

Part of this year’s fall decor was an easy, fabric wrapped fall candle. I wanted the fill my foyer with the smells of fall — specifically mulled apple cider. Here’s how I took a boring, inexpensive candle and turned it into a beautiful fall accent.

First, I purchased this Mainstay Three-Wick Candle from Walmart in Mulled Cider for less than $5.00. Oh, does it ever smell good!

Next, I went through my box of fabric scraps and decided on this beautiful outdoor fabric that I had on hand from another project. I simply cut the fabric to size using pinking shears.

I carefully attached the fabric to the candle with a hot glue gun. I also glued a variety of buttons onto the fabric for some added interest.

Oh, does the mulled cider ever smell good when you walk in the front door!

This project was so easy and affordable, I had to make a few extras as gifts. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, these candles are a perfect hostess gift, or are great to give to someone you are thankful for. In my case, this candle was for our cleaning lady. Oh, how thankful we are for her!

I added some light blue ribbon and a gift tag to complete the look.

So, there you have it! An easy, affordable candle project that you can complete in no time flat. Who doesn’t love a project like that?!


May 31 is a special day for my husband Ted and I. For one, it’s our wedding anniversary (we tied the knot on May 31, 2008). But, it’s also the day that we got possession of our home — exactly one year before our wedding date on May 31, 2007.

Move In Day at The 236

Move In Day at The 236

The house, which we affectionately call The 236, is very special to us since it’s the house that Ted grew up in. When his parents were looking to downsize to a condo so they could enjoy a carefree retirement, we jumped at the chance to buy the home from them.

Built in the late 70′s, the house is located on a wonderful tree-lined street in quiet Burlington, Ontario, just minutes away from the lake. With three bedrooms, two baths and a decent sized lot, it was the perfect house for us.

Since we have lived in our home, we have completely renovated, updated and redecorated the home to suit our tastes and lifestyle. The list of projects is long — from gutting the basement, to putting on a new roof…and everything in between! It has been quite an interesting ride, but it has been fun, especially since we are both “project people.”

With the four year anniversary of our house purchase upon us, I thought it would be great to create a blog to look back on all of our projects and to document our future ones, with a focus on creative, crafty solutions that offer a big bang, without a big buck. Because, really, after four years of pouring money into the house, there’s not a lot left to throw around!

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