Sooooo, today I would like to share with you the candle I made recently for my husband's grandma and grandad's diamond wedding anniversary.
Having just made it to my 1st wedding anniversary at the weekend, 60 years for a diamond wedding anniversary seems like forever away. I remember my great grandparents making it to their diamond wedding anniversary when I was a kid, but I'm not too sure any of the rest of my family will ever make it that far - maybe my auntie and uncle (who have made it to 30 years so far), but everyone else is divorced at least once, so to make it to your diamond anniversary, I think, is something to be applauded. Fingers crossed me and the hubby make it.
Anyway, enough rambling from me, about le candle.
I made this using the usual tissue paper/wax paper technique, which I use for my advent candles and wedding candles. I used the same image I used for their card, but changed the colours to fit in with the silver/diamond theme I was trying to go for for the candle.
I also cut away the sentiment and used this on the back of the candle, where I also added a bow and made a '60' from flat backed crystals.
I also added flat-backed crystals to the front of the candle, together with a little wire heart and a silver bow and tied the whole candle with a silver ribbon.
To finish, I created a little bundle of a silver bow, some heart pins and some curled wire. I finished t his with a little crystal star and added this to the side of the candle. It handily hides the ribbon join.
I hoped Phil's grandma and grandad liked it, and it survived transit, as neither me nor Phil is the most careful person!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges: