October 13, 2007

Tea Lights

This is my alternative to the Nugget craze (which consists of taking the top wrapping off Hershey's Nuggets and rewrapping them with stamped wrappers). I like the idea of it quite a bit, but in that it's not wise for me to be sitting around UNwrapping chocolate I came up with the idea of wrapping tea lights with strips of decorative paper. It makes a great little gift that you can convert to any occasion.
I've covered the tea lights (which are quite cheap and I happen to have quite a stash of) with small strips of paper 1/2 inch in width and about 5-1/2 inches long. I cut smaller widths with my decorative scissors and attached them over that. I kept the design simple, but there's any number of smaller embellishments you could add. Although you wouldn't need to take the paper off before you lit the candles (the paper when cut at 1/2 inch doesn't quite come to the top) some people may choose to, so the paper is attached to itself and will just slide off the bottom.
I also covered this jewelry box in some brown flocked paper I had (Paper Bouquet) to hold five tea lights. Much cheaper than buying the tins the nuggets are supposed to go in. I have a boxful of different containers I could alter for just about any occasion to match my tea lights.

10 comments:

Silvergirl said...

Gorgeous! This would make a perfect hostess gift this holiday season. Great idea!

Lisa

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Beautiful paper-crafting Louise! I thought at first you had used the paper lace and coloured around the holes. Its a wonderful idea - also that you keep empty containers to fit them into. ALSO, that you had some orange wrapping paper ready to put them in too! That would mean hoarding stuff for me! I really love this idea and TFS.

ScrappyPam said...

What a great idea! I've been avoiding that chocolate nugget thing... but tea lights won't go to my hips!! LOL

Rosella said...

What a faboulus idea! Who doesn't like tealights. Love how you decorated yours. Thanks for sharing.

~Stacy said...

this is really nice Louise,
when we did nugget boxes at the su party i went to, we did not unwrap them rather stamped on Avery mail labels the design then stuck those right over the packed nuggets...

Ila said...

I love these! what a great idea for a gift!!

Sarah said...

Aren't you the clever one! Great idea, Louise. TFS

Sonya said...

What an awesome idea....with Christmas coming I can see all the possibilities of this as wonderful gifts to family and friends. You did an outstanding job.

Sonya

Beth F said...

Oh my goodness! That is the most awsome idea. What a gal. Well done.

Barbara P said...

Hey Louise,

Great idea! Love how they turned out. I'd just eat the chocolate anyway, LOL!