Monday, October 29, 2012

Christmas Crafting with Jute Webbing

When I have three days off in a row from work, I have to clean the house, wash clothes, get groceries, etc., but also get my projects done and blog about them. (At least have the projects done and photographed). I may get time to write a post on work days.

I know it's not even Halloween yet, but I have started Christmas crafting. This is my third Christmas project post for 2012.

I saw something like this in a catalog and thought I could make it myself.


This is jute webbing. I bought a yard of it at Ben Franklin Crafts. I bent it over and formed a pouch to fit a flameless taper candle.



I glued the two sides shut with this fabric glue. I set some heavy books and bowls on the pouch until the fabric glue set up.



Then I pushed a wire through the pouch. (I ended up shortening the wire after this photo was taken. It was a little too long.)



This is the back side. The wires are curled on the ends so they don't pull through.



This is the most expensive part of this craft. These little flameless grubby candles with timers are $6.99. I have about 6 of them, and use them all year round in different containers.



Then I stuffed the little pouch with birch twigs and juniper greenery from my yard. If the junipers get dried or brown because it's so early, I will just cut more. I also tied a piece of jute in a bow around the little pouch.





I made two, and hung one on each window latch. I think they look good with my burlap valances in the kitchen.



The timers shut the candles off each day and turn them back on at night for 5 hours.


Another easy and inexpensive Christmas craft.












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19 comments:

  1. I think everyone should have 3 days off in a row.. one to catch up on household chores and 2, to play :)

    I love this project. It is warm and Christmasy, but would be great left out all winter long.

    where did you get your candles?

    take care,
    ~Diane

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  2. That is a very cute idea, and you did a superb job! Nice work. :-)

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  3. Yes, where did you get the candles. Before you showed the window pictures I thought, they would look great in a window, hah.
    very cute.

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  4. Oh it is sweet. I have a question...I have a candle like that, but I don't believe it has a timer. How would I know if it has a timer and if it doesn't where do you find the ones that do? Thanks!

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  5. The candles are available at Kruenpeeper Creek Gifts online.

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  6. Carlene, this is beautiful. I would like it even with a regular candle that I would not light. Thanks, Olive

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  7. That's a cool idea. A nice thing you could leave up all season for sure.

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  8. Another cute and amazing craft! I love those candles with the timers!

    hugs, Linda

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  9. OK, Carlene. I owe you a debt of gratitude. On a whim, a few weeks ago I bought one yard of Jute webbing and then when I got home, I didn't know what to do with it. Now I do!! and I have you to thank. I've got the candles already too..Thanks and Happy Monday..Judy

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  10. Carlene, that is so cute! How smart of you to whip that up. I was glad to see where to get the candles in response to a comment. I was going to ask the same thing. How nice it must be to come home to those sweet candle lights in your windows. I'd want to leave it up all year. laurie

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  11. I'm back. Did you post this project on Hometalk? You should. laurie

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  12. I've never seen those candles before. They look perfect for a homespun Christmas!

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  13. Very cute!! Looks great in the window.
    ~Cindy

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  14. These are very cute! Works for the whole winter season and not just Christmas...!

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  15. How warm and cozy these little candle pockets look. Candles with timers and already grubby? Great!

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  16. Gotta love jute webbing! That little pocket is just adorable....

    hugs ~ Crystelle

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  17. Super cute and easy! Gotta love that kind of project! Those flamelss grubby candles are really neat!

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  18. Those are cute! I'm ordering more webbing tonight! I just used up the last of my webbing - I put it around a vase I had and then added more jute/twine at the top of the vase. It looks cute! Thanks for sharing!!
    Kathryn@www.uglyducklingtransformations.wordpress.com

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  19. Wow! Another cute project by Carlene! Where have you been all my life? :) I have some jute webbing sitting around waiting for me to do something with it. Now I need to get busy! I'm now following your blog.

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