Hello! I was thinking of some inexpensive and handmade gift ideas and remembered these candles I made last year. They really are a lovely gift and cost next to nothing. You can find these unscented glass candles for around $1 at Dollar General or Dollar Tree stores. --Even some grocery stores cary them. Then simply raid your lace and millinery stash to embellish them.
Wrap different laces around your candles and adhere with a strong adhesive. I used the Ultimate glue, as usual, because it holds everything and works on every surface.
You could also add a bit of vintage millinery, or leave them simply covered in lace. Give them as hostess gifts, party favors, neighbor gifts, or to just about anyone that enjoys a candle. No one would ever know how little they cost you to create!
The other thing I love about these particular candles is that they are unscented. I have had allergies most of my life and the older I get the more they seem to bother me including most scented candles. I have even had to leave shops that had candles burning---but these candles burn nicely and have no scent. :) Perfect for gals like me.
This is the original post I did about these. It also has some other lovely lace covered candles I had found around the web as inspiration. There are probably tons more on pinterest as well.
Are you making handmade gifts this year? What are you making? I would love to hear about them!