Thursday, February 16, 2012

cozy


I interrupt this basketball season for a bit of cozy.  We've been playing ball, coaching ball games, taking pictures of ball game, keeping score during ball games and driving to and from ball games.  It's been non-stop basketball and we've still got about a month left!  
Enough.  I found myself hankering to take some pictures of still objects and pretty things. (not that my kids in their basketball uniforms aren't pretty...but they definitely aren't still and there is a lot of sweat involved....)  So today with my little guy down with a fever I found a bit of time to take pictures of my newly made candle cozy. 
 I got this idea from Pinterest.  Instead of covering a can, I covered a candle with a seasonal decal on it.  I wanted to burn the candle, but my kids kept commenting on the fact that it wasn't Christmas anymore.  So I fixed that. 
 It was fun to make, used up some scraps and silenced my picky picky kids all at the same time.  Yeah! I made it to fit around a Yankee Jar Candle and found that it actually fits around several different brands (Target, Walmart and Bath and Body Works)  that I had on hand.  That elastic and button make it pretty adjustable.  I used insul-brite as my batting and so far...no fires!   
  Anyways, I hope you find some time to break away from the every day stuff to do something that makes you smile. Even if all that means is taking pictures of candles on a rainy afternoon!  









12 comments:

Plain and Joyful Living said...

your candle wrap is so pretty. Enjoy the basketball - I bet it make s the winter go by quickly.
Warm wishes,
Tonya

Christina said...

It's lovely! I'm glad you found a piece of quiet. : )

wayside wanderer said...

How pretty! What a fun way to change the look of the candle. I hope your son feels better soon.

Kristyn Knits said...

Perfect for each and every candle! Hang in there basketball mom!!

Tracy said...

LOVE the cozy and the basketball, Lisa! What a great idea, that candle cozy--LOVE it! I have found myself still enjoying bit of Christmas. The purple tea light candle holders and purple velvet table runners are still out...anything to cheer dreary February. ;o) Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

christinelaennec said...

Very pretty, and practical! I hope your son is all better very soon. I have been referring back to your post on refocusing!

Thimbleanna said...

What a fun idea! That's a super cute candle cozy!

Liz said...

That's a great idea. Your kids would be annoyed in my house - I still haven't taken down the little trees I put in my kid's rooms for Christmas!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

That's a sweet cozy! It's a great use of scraps and so pretty. I'm glad to here there hasn't been a fire yet! :)

Gigi said...

Perfectly done -- as is everything you make! And what a great idea for disguising those not so pretty candle holders!
Blessings,
G
Oh, and I love The Gilmore Girls too and tivo it every morning, so I can watch it in the afternoon at tea time --- while knitting of course ;).

no spring chicken said...

Very clever. You can always find wonderful candles on sale after the holiday they were designed for but then you don't want to have it showing that it's outdated! Great idea.

Blessings, Debbie

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Love the candle cozy!!! Great idea. I still haven't made my way over to pininterest but I hear about it all the time :)