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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

"I am the shadow on the moon at night"

Happy October! Crisp air, earlier evenings, leaves changing colors - well, not so much here in LA, but you get the point. It's the start to my favorite time of year!

This year, I've planned to decorate my living room to the theme of 'The Nightmare Before Christmas.' Previously, I whipped up a few of the characters:
Oogie Boogie
Jack and another Jack

So this past week, I made some character silhouette candles.

Easy and quick to make! Here's how:

Black scrapbook paper
Candle holders
Modge Podge
Foam brush
Exacto knife and cutting board

1. Using these patterns (click here!), cut out the stencils and trace the designs onto the black paper.
2. With the knife, slice out the images.
3. With the foam brush, spread a thin layer of Modge Podge on the glass. Apply image. Cover with another thin layer of the podge.
4. With a damp paper towel, gently wipe up some of the exposed glue and let dry.