Friday, 16 November 2012

Frosty Festivities blog hop

Welcome to the 'Frosty Festivities' Blog Hop......the brainchild of the very talented Jennifer who is hosting a whole weekend of frosty fun over on her blog.
There's a whole host of very talented bloggers taking part in the blog hop......with loads of ideas to share with you....and there's a mega PRIZE to be won for commenting on all the blogs......and if you're following the hop you should have arrived here from Dapfnie
from our front door February 2012
I have to admit that winter is not really my favourite time of year.....which is one reason why I love christmas so much......it something to really look forward to during the cold dark days...unless,of course, you live in the southern hemisphere!!!
But there's something else I love about winter....candles......I do burn them in the summer......but it's in the winter I really love them.....on a dark afternoon.....or by the fire on a cold evening......a few of them bunched together.......especially if they have wintery,spicy scents.
I'm also a bit of a hoarder......and whenever I have anything that comes in a little glass jar I keep the jar....they are the perfect size for tea light candles.....but maybe too plain.....let's see if we can transform them a bit.
I added some snowflake wired ribbon round the jar with a few tiny pieces of double sided tape.......added a punched newspaper snowflake.......and secured it all with some twine.
Very simple.....but a bit of an improvement,I think.
And looking lovely in a group lit up in the evening.
I do hope you enjoyed my little wintery project......but it's time to move on now......and if you comment on all the blogs in the hop you'll be in with the chance to win a MEGA PRIZE.......of Basic Grey Aspen Frost and Carta Bella Winter Fun items [worth over £25!!!!].

You need to finish the hop at Jennifer's Jumbles [she has a list of all the blogs in case you get lost] and enter by Monday 19th November at 10.59 [UK time].....and now you need to pop over and visit Jemma......and see what she has in store for you.
But first......if you leave me a comment.....I'll also randomly select a commentator on Monday to win 2 cards made with Carta Bella Winter Fun.....Happy Hopping.



47 comments:

Cheri said...

love the photo of the candles lit up in the dark!

Louise said...

wow you transformed those glass jars. They look wonderful x

Jane said...

very pretty, perfect for a winter's evening x

humel said...

Oh Jacky, these are gorgeous - especially with the light shining through :)

K said...

They are soooo pretty!

hotpotato said...

love what you've done with the jars.

Fay aka Beautifullily said...

I'm not a winter fan either Jacky. But candles and Xmas are great!!!!

Tracy said...

Wow, so simple and clever. They really look pretty.

Jimjams said...

They are very sweet by day, but once the candle is lit they transform into something beautiful!

Jennifer Grace said...

Oooh, these look fantastic! So pretty all lit up in a group. Thanks for the tip! I miss candles, we don't use them so much since we had children who might grab them! But it makes it a real treat when they do come out.

Thanks so much for taking part in the blog hop! x

Lesley G said...

Very cute - I prefer the smell of candles when blown out - I know, I'm weird, I sniff new magazines, pulled crackers and popped poppers :)

furrypig said...

love how your simple adornments totally transform those candle holders very sweet!

JO SOWERBY said...

ooh what a gr8 idea and so simple.
Jo xxxx

Sian said...

Ooh, lovely! Your photos are so persuasive I think I might need to hunt out a nice candle and celebrate Friday evening with it right now :)

Julie said...

I love candles too. But I've kinda gotten out of the habit of having them around. You've made me miss it. I guess it's time to start up again. Thanks.

Angelfish said...

They look so beautiful all lit up. A great transformation Jacky :o)

Dawn said...

I love your tea light holders.

Kirsty.a said...

Pretty candles. I buy them, but rarely light them!

Mary B said...

Very Pretty indeed and with the light shining through it looks extra special

Lizzie said...

Oh that's so effective Jacky! Really pretty with the tea lights inside. Wouldn't have thought of using ribbon to decorate a little dish like that. Thanks for the idea!

Jackie said...

Super project with the jars!! I have lots...can't throw anything away....will have to use some for this idea!!!

Alison said...

These are really sweet Jacky..I love candles in the winter too!
Alison xx

Sarah said...

I love candles too ... in fact I have some lit now whilst blog hopping!! The decorated jars are gorgeous ... another project for my "to make" list!! x

Sandie said...

Jacky, I have bags of tea lights and glass jars that I keep, I always know they will be useful one day.
I used to light candles regularly and seeing how stunning yours look lit with the ribbon decoration I am just going to have to dig them out and use them!! A lovely idea for my grand-girls to make for Christmas presents.

KraftyKaren said...

These are really lovely - I love candles too especially Yankee candles, I love all the Christmas scents especially the ones with vanilla and spice scents that fill the house with lovely baking smells (with none of the mess)

Julie H said...

oooh, your candle holders are gorgeous! what a great idea!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

What a cute idea, Jacky, and I just love the photo of your candles grouped and lit. Well done!

Karen said...

These are so beautiful lit and in a grouping! Thanks for sharing.

scrappymo! said...

your candles glowing in the darkness are gorgeous! Fantastic idea!

Margie said...

Love your little glass jars!! Very pretty!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Those are gorgeous Jacky. It's funny, this year I'm really enjoying the fact that it gets dark early. It's a good reason to hunker down in the house with my family.
Rinda

AnnieC said...

How beautiful! I've been keeping those jars too (mine were from naughty puddings) - I will definitely have a go at some of these for Christmas - thanks for the inspiration :o)

Abi said...

These are so lovely. They look really effective when lit up like that. x

Missus Wookie said...

Oh those are pretty - I do like candles to warm the soul in the dark evenings.

dollysdreamings said...

They look so beautiful lit - really special

Zahra said...

Stunning idea, love the way they look when all lit up!

Lisa-Jane said...

How pretty do they look?! Wonderful little jars, thanks for the idea.

Sally said...

Those jars look gorgeous. Especially once the candle has been lit. What a transformation!

alexa said...

Aren't those just wonderful when lit! Beautifully put together and photographed.

dogmatix said...

They look so beautiful with the tea lights in it :-)

pinky said...

Gorgeous project Jacky, might have to case this one:)

Jo said...

Those candle holders look lovely, it's such a great idea x

Craftgirl83 said...

I love candles in winter, and your candle holders are so pretty!

Susan said...

Jacky, I love your candles and how easy it is going to be to add another touch to my holiday preparations. Thanks

Melissa said...

What a lovely effect!

Candace said...

Your jars are so simple yet effective. Thanks for the chance to win

Nathalie said...

I am sorry I missed the hop but still wanted to tell you how pretty I think those turned out!!! I love the glitter and string around them!