Tuesday, December 6, 2011

RCC32 - Peppermint Twist with Wendy

It's time for another challenge at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge blog!  

Wendy Ramlakhan is challenging us to use the following photos from Pinterest as inspiration for this week’s creations.  They are gorgeous and evoke LOTS of different feelings so get inspired and show us what you've got!

This week’s challenge is being sponsored by our favorite ribbon company in the whole world, MAY ARTS!!

One lucky random entrant will win their choice of 2 rolls of May Arts ribbon! Now that’s a GREAT prize!

And for the first time, we will be teaming up with our sponsor, May Arts, ALL WEEK with giveaways on Facebook, so become a FAN of May Arts and Ribbon Carousel to get in on the action!

I was inspired by the middle picture in particular.  I liked the wood panels behind the red and white plates.  So, I decided to make a Holiday candle for this challenge with some cinnamon sticks to mimic the wood paneling!

I wrapped a strip of of CS around the candle first and then used my glue gun to adhere cinnamon sticks around the white candle.  It smells yummy!  Then I wrapped some beautiful 1" red grosgrain /satin edge ribbon and some red and white rope from the Ribbon Carousel  around the candle.  I used a stamp from the There She Goes Clear Stamps Holly Jolly stamp set and coordinating die, colored in the inage, and added a button and natural jute / twine.  I sprinkled some red button around the base of the candle......though I plan to replace these with some red hot candies when I get some.  It looks so cute if I do say so myself!  :)

Now be sure check out what my fellow DT members have created before you head on over to the Ribbon Carousel Challenge blog to link up your own creation!   And don't forget.....you must use ribbon, twine, or jute (anything that comes on a spool) in your creation!

Andrea Ewen 

                                              Corinna McGregor

                                             Danielle Lounds

                                              Jessie Rone

                                                 Kim O'Connell  (that's me!)

                                              Lindsay Amrhein

                                              Savannah Hoover

                                              Wendy Ramlakhan



  1. I agree - CUTE! Such a fun idea, just don't burn it...I never burn candles anyway.

  2. You are so creative. Love the cinnamon candle. Love the candy cane image with the red/white rope.

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  4. BEAUTIFUL! I LOOOOOOOVE the idea of using cinnamon sticks around a candle--I bet this smells divine!! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

  5. In a word...AMAZING! This is such a rustic beauty. I can almost smell its fragrant fabulousness from here. Clever lady!

  6. Clever, clever! The buttons look fabulous but red hots are a great idea!

  7. This is Adorable Miss Kim! What a Fantastic Christmas gift & home decor item this makes! Love this! I bet it smells Wonderful! 8-)


  8. Oh how pretty! I just love it, and I bet it smells completely wonderful, too!


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