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Basketmaster's Weavings is about my passions, much of which revolves around basket weaving. I weave with reed and I love teaching others to weave. Many of the patterns and styles that I show in the blog are geared to the beginning weaver, or even the brand new weaver. If you have been thinking about wanting to learn to weave, then this blog is for you. Throughout the blog and videos I take you step by step through each and every process of weaving. I want you to be successful in weaving the very first time you try. For the intermediate and advanced weaver, my wish is that you take ideas that I show, mix them up a bit, and incorporate them into your own beautiful creations.

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Nancy

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

How to make a Glitter Candle Holder and My Valentine Tablecloth

Dear Friends,
I've been busy sewing and crafting today. I think these fabrics are so pretty and two of them will become a Valentine apron for me. The third became a fun tablecloth for the family.



Next I began to work on the centerpiece for the table. Before I begin I must say that I was on a program showing my baskets and everyone on the program received a complementary sample of Beacon Glitter-It to try and review from Signature Crafts. I used Beacon's Glitter-It which was originally designed to coat the inside of clear Christmas ornaments and then put glitter in the ornament for a stunning look. I used it to coat a clear glass votive for a candle. Once the inside of the votive was coated with the Glitter-It which is very runny, I sprinkled different colors of glitter into the votive. I will tell you that this does dry fast so you need to be ready and move quickly.

Below is the finished candle votive. Glitter-It dries clear.

Finally my finished tablecloth and centerpiece. The kids love this!


Thank you Signature Crafts for letting me try your product. I think the results ended up being very pretty.


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11 comments:

Carmen C. said...

Hi Nancy~ What a beautiful candle holder and those candies there look good too;) Love the valentine's fabrics, they are so pretty and romantic:)

Flea said...

Ooo! I like the votive holder with glitter. Let us know if the flame effects the glitter or the glue? It's a pretty look!

Juliana said...

Nancy, I love the fabrics....they are gorgeous! The candle holder is so pretty and sparkly, I bet it looks awesome when the candle is lit!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

I am in love with VDay! :) such whimsy and fun--- Ohhh and love love and romance!

Nice job.

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TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

Liz@HoosierHomemade said...

What great Valentine's Day goodies! Thanks for linking up to Fri Favorites!
~Liz

Anonymous said...

Just love your material and will be glad to see pictures of those aprons when they are done!! Jane

Maridith said...

I bet your kids love it!! The candy would not be there very long in my house! Very nice.

Lianna Knight said...

Great project! You can check out my DIY Valentine's Day project here...
http://growingourowngarden.blogspot.com/2010/01/valentines-day.html

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

I love that votive!

Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com said...

I just love how many cool Valentine's Day crafts there are right now!

Please feel free to link them up at Talented Tuesday on My Frugal Family!

http://theherberfamily.blogspot.com/2010/01/talented-tuesday-links-january-19th.html

Michelle said...

Oh, I love it! This opens up a whole new world of glittering options!


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