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« on: November 26, 2012 08:39:38 AM »


I'm always looking for a nice placecard holder/ornament for our family Christmas eve dinner. This year I was very excited to find a little basket of vintage candle clips at a local antique mall. These are the things that Christmas tree fires are made of! I don't want to be burning down my house, but I love the shape and patina of these clips.


Here's what I decided to do with them: I gently bent down all but one of the prongs intended to hold the candle, and attached a large metal snowflake that I embellished with some rhinestones. I then took some white garland I found at Ikea and wound it around the cup of the base. I gave a little plastic deer a quick spray with glitter mist, hung a jingle bell around his neck, and then glued him into place with some E6000.



For the table, I'll use the clip to hold everyone's name card, and then everyone can take the ornament home to use on their tree next year. This particular ornament was my prototype, and went to cinnamon_teal in the HO HO HO swap. I'll be whipping up the rest as soon as my order of tiny deer comes in the mail. Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2012 08:54:06 AM »

This is absolutely adorable. Who wouldn't love a tiny deer with a jingle bell around it's neck?! So sweet. Where did you order the deer from?
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2012 08:58:18 AM »

Thanks! The deer came from tiny things are cute. I used my last one on this ornament, so had to order 10 more for the family.  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2012 09:04:32 AM »

So lovely! Thats such a sweet little deer.

And so much safer than using them for tree candles! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2012 09:06:03 AM »

Thanks! The deer came from tiny things are cute. I used my last one on this ornament, so had to order 10 more for the family.  Cheesy

Thanks! I will check them out.
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2012 09:33:07 AM »

I love this so much!
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2012 02:01:16 PM »

This is so wonderful! Thank you for sharing - the tiny deer with the bell is absolutely adorable Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2012 03:43:06 PM »

You gave these old candle holders such an adorable new life. They were neat to begin with but now they are ADORABLE! It's a great idea to use them for a name card that your guests can take home after din din.
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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2012 03:59:37 PM »

Thanks!

I'm trying to think of a good way to put everyone's name and date on there in a permanent way too (that way everyone remembers what year the ornaments are from). So far, all I've thought of is a little tag somewhere, but if anyone has a better idea, I'd love to hear it!
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