Practicing Creativity

What can you do with extra candle rings? Make a candle ring wreath Christmas card!

Upcycled candle ring, wreath Christmas card by Paperesse.

I found some brass candle rings reduced down to CHF 0.75 in the mark down corner of one of my favorite decorative shops. I bought three, thinking I'd take them apart for the bells, leaves and wire bits to use as embellishments.

At home, I got to looking at them and thought one would make a nice wreath for a card. Here you have the result. I wound some beaded thread through it, added some gold pearl beads, ribbon, a button, some twine, created a sentiment with my favorite Honey Script font, and glued the whole thing down.

It turned out rather nice I thought, but the darn thing's so heavy it will cost me a fortune to mail!

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, vintage sheet music, kraft paper, Bo Bunny Silver & Gold Collection
Dies – Die-namics circle stax
Embellishments – brass candle ring, beaded thread, gold beads, button, twine, ribbon
Font – Honey Script

I'm linking up with: Crafting with Dragonflies #48 – Christmas card add ribbon, Crazy 4 Challenges #314 – Think Square, Hiding in My Crafttoom #227 – Any Holiday, 613 Avenue Create #152 – Anything Goes, and Quirky Crafts #24 – Anything Christmas.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous piece! Make it one you can hand deliver... I save all my heavy or thick ones to use for locals I plan to see. If you INSIST on mailing it, I will send my address... I'd even pay the postage on that beauty! LOL!

  2. It is gorgeous! But I can imagine it is heavy. Send it to someone that lives in your building : )


  3. oh I love the look of this creation - fab x

  4. OMGosh--how stunning!!! The gold beading and beautiful bow are just fabulous along with the bells. That's a card to hand deliver.

  5. What a beautiful card. How clever to see the potential. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies!

  6. This is so beautiful! Nice enough to keep for yourself! :o) Clare x

  7. What a beautiful card, great details and a gorgeous ribbon, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  8. Hi, Shani, I think your design is just fabulous and you are featured on our FB page today! Please stop by to grab your badge or just to say hello! Thanks so much for playing along with us at 613 Avenue Create! We hope you will play with us this week, as well!
    Your feature project was submitted to our challenge #152 11/29 - 12/05
    Chana Malkah Harris, Owner


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