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Lori Whitlock Christmas Blog Hop – Glass Etch Vinyl Nativity Scene Candle

Today I’m participating in a Christmas Blog Hop using digital files created by Lori Whitlock.  I used the Silhouette Cameo to do all my cutting.  I heart that machine!  I used Lori’s Nativity file AND…GLASS ETCH VINYL!  Say what?  You haven’t heard of it?  It’s super cool!  It gives a glass etched look to things without you actually having to glass etch.  That’s perfect for large areas, things you don’t want permanently etched (your windows) and hard to etch things.

Dollar Store, what treasures you hold!


I used a Dollar Store tall glass candle and vase/glass cylinder.  Woo hoo we’re at 2 bucks!  I bought that sand in the clearance aisle at Target one year because I knew one day I’d need some sand.  True story.  Remember when I made hurricane lamps from those?  So fun!   I bought my glass etch vinyl from Expressions Vinyl.com.  They call theirs “dusted crystal” vinyl.

That’s Glass Etch Vinyl.

I cut the vinyl out using my Silhouette Cameo and Lori’s Nativity file .  Honesty time.  I was originally creating this on a glass block which better showed the glass etched function of this vinyl but I had some candle issues and that project could not go forward.  Methinks SuperJoy was super tired and shouldn’t have been playing with fire…(including electric candles…)…so sad.  <whistle…whistle…eye avoidance>

Let’s Take It from the Top…Hit it!

No, don’t hit it.  It’s glass.  Some days I think in theater terms and show tunes.  It’s a curse.

I used transfer tape to adhere the vinyl Nativity scene to the glass jar and then I stuck the candle in there.  I added sand to keep the candle in place.  Using something removable to hold your candle in place allows you to exchange it for a new candle when necessary.  You can add sand or other non flammable substances…like…brownies because then you can eat them  seasonal items that won’t burn your house down.  I stuck those rocks in the top to keep the sand from being disturbed and landing in anyone’s food during a feast.  DH saw this and loved it.  He already stuck it on the mantle.  I hope you like it too!


If you missed the free tag give away, they are now available for purchase at Lori’s store. 🙂

Check out all the blogs on the hop!

Joy – (YOU ARE HERE @ Joy’s Life.com)
Lori is giving away a $25 gift card to her shop at loriwhitlock.com to one randomly chosen person who comments at each of the seven blogs. Lori announced the winner HERE.

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  1. This came out beautifully. So peaceful looking.


  2. christinew says:

    WOW, gorgeous! I am getting so many great ideas and learning so many new things that I can do with my new Cameo.

  3. That is beautiful!!!

  4. RachelMarie says:

    So pretty! As always, great job Joy!!

  5. Joy, what an amazing project! Love, love, love the final results!

  6. DanielleMW says:

    How very pretty!

  7. love the candle. great job

  8. What a beautiful project! And so very creative!!
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  9. This is a great project. Love the nativity scene. Thanks

  10. Really lovely as always. I grabbed some of Lori’s files at Design House Digital last weekend. Would love to win the gift card. Thanks for the fun!

  11. Gorgeous! Such a great idea! 🙂

  12. Super cute project you think outside of the box and I love it
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  13. Terrific candle. Definitely a unique idea.
    Thanks for the tag and for participating in the blog hop.
    Seeing all these great projects really makes me want to win the gift certificate.

  14. Great project. Thanks for sharing.

  15. ha ha, love it – your sense of humour as well as your project!

    Thanks for sharing,


  16. Joy, you are such a hoot! I love reading your blog. The candle is awesome!

  17. Beautiful job! I really like this technique and I’m going to try it! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  18. Your candle turned out stunning! I love how the white sand brings out the wonderful Nativity scene! Great job and thanks for the inspiration!

  19. nativetexangirl says:

    Thanks for the free tag. I love your glass etch vinyl nativity candle and I already own that file! Love it. Thank you for the inspiration! 🙂

  20. ashleymcook says:

    Beautiful Project. Thanks for sharing.

  21. sueremembers says:

    You are hilarious. If you don’t want to play with fire–try flameless candles that are battery operated.

    Love your glass eitch candle. I will have to try this. Love your inspiration and creativity.

  22. SnippetsByMendi says:

    What a great way to stretch our diecut shapes. Love the finished results.

  23. Love the beautiful etching on the candle. Great project! I cna see why your DH would be proud to display it!

  24. This is beautiful! I love this blog hop and all the talent! Thank you so much for sharing the etch vinyl that is awesome!

  25. Beautiful candle perfect for holiday gifts or decoration 😉

  26. this is beautiful – thanks so much for sharing it!

  27. The candle is beautiful…I think I’m going to try it and give them as Christmas gifts. Thanks for the idea!

  28. wickedwunder says:

    These are gorgeous! I am loving this idea. Thanks for sharing.

  29. Cardsbyjo says:

    I love this idea. Thank you so much for sharing! Off to check the rest of your blog.

  30. zachary35 says:

    That candle is so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

  31. Actually, I am looking for the Clapper. My daughter is too lazy to get out of bed to turn off the big lamp that I insist she needs to have on when she’s reading!

    Lovely candle project!

  32. Beautiful Christmas candle!!

  33. Joydee1963 says:

    Joy,Beautiful Christmas project! I Love your new stamps.Joy

  34. Fantastic home decor and gift ideas. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  35. What a nice way to decorate a plain jane vase. Thanks for sharing your super pretty project.

  36. ChelleBelle says:

    How pretty, again, a stellar project!!!! I LOVE using the contct paper that looks like etched glass. (the cheapo version over here!) Fab job! TFS!!! ChelleBee

  37. Such a beautiful project!

  38. I love this, Joy! So cool that you took some things from the dollar store and made it so beautiful!

  39. I love the idea that you can get great things at the dollar store and make fabulous gifts from them. This is terrific!

  40. plumpdumpling says:

    I can see why your husband put it on the mantel. I’m sure it will be greatly admired throughout the holiday season. Love those dollar store finds when they are finessed!

  41. What an elegant project!

  42. That is so lovely! I can’t wait for my Cameo to arrive, so that I can try this!

  43. This is very pretty. Nice job. Thanks for sharing with us.

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