Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cone Candy Holder Candelabra inspired by a pretty project from Paperie for Inspired Living by Karen Bartolomei

Candy and a candelabra don't usually go together but when your flipping through a wonderful book like
Paperie for Inspired Living: Stationery and Decorations for Weddings, Parties, and Other Special Occasion
and Halloween is coming ideas just abound!
I don't do too much with candles because let's face it the fiber is flying around here and open flames just aren't my thing (the mountains burning as an example)

But I do love candelabras and I am always on the look out for fun things to do with them. Well Paperie for Inspired Living has a great project where you put paper cones of popcorn in champagne flutes.

This got me thinking, I wanted to see the candy in my cones so I wanted something clear. I recycled a plastic container that I think orriginally held paper. I made my cones by tracing a plate with a light score from an x-acto knife and then cutting it out. To form the cone I simply stapled it together along the seam a few times. (You can see my gray paper tests in this photo)

Need more fun and elegant paper ideas? Well grab yourself a copy of:

Paperie for Inspired Living: Stationery and Decorations for Weddings, Parties, and Other Special Occasion

"With this book from paper guru Karen Bartolomei, even the most budget-conscious host can now create beautiful, customized, coordinated suites of paper products for any occasion—a casual wine-tasting party, elegant dinner party, or backyard barbeque, among others.

To get started all you need is a computer, paper, and embellishments you can find in any craft store. Each suite contains several projects, from the all important invitation to smaller touches like labels, tags, and keepsakes. For instance, in the personal stationary suite you’ll learn to make a monogram, Thank-You cards, Mailing Labels, Business Cards, Letterhead, and Notecards, while in the New Year's Eve suite the projects include an Invitation, Menus, Resolution Sign-in/Postcards and Drink Signs.

In addition to providing inspiration for themed suites, Paperie for Inspired Living also includes indispnsable advice for invitation wording and etiquette, and provides tips for throwing unforgettable parties, like choosing a color scheme and ideas for breaking the ice.

KAREN BARTOLOMEI was hailed as the “Sky’s the Limit Stationer” by Modern Bride magazine. Her work has appeared in all the major bridal publications and she was featured as the paperie expert in HGTV’s The Ultimate Wedding Guide special. She is the owner and creative director of Grapevine Paperie. Visit her online at grapevinepaperie.com".



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3 comments:

Cyndi L said...

Oh great, yet another book that I need! Thanks for the find, Stefanie :-)

Eileen Bergen said...

Your candelabra looks sort of "Adams Family". Great Idea to use it to hold Halloween candy!

Wes and Tracy said...

Oh, I love the Halloween crafts! Keep sharing them.


Blessings, Tracy

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