Christmas in July Blog Hop ~ Anything Goes!

Welcome back to the Christmas in July Blog Hop! This weeks theme is Cricut Christmas ~ Anything Goes so you’ll see all sorts of wonderful projects created by our amazing and talented designers. There may be anything from layouts, home décor, cards, and more! Don’t forget to stop by each blog on the list and leave a comment and follow them to be entered into the drawings for a Cricut cartridge!

If you've hopped over from Cindy's blog, In Love with Paper, then you are right on track.  If you'd like to start at the beginning of the Blog Hop please visit Paulette's blog, Around the Block with Scrapalette, so you don't miss a thing.

For this week I decided to create a Christmas home décor project! Christmas Etched Candle (7)Christmas Etched Candle (8)

I purchased a tapered candle stick and larger candle holder from the dollar store (can’t beat those prices, lol) and adhered them together with E-6000 adhesive.

Christmas Etched Candle (5)

Then I cut out 2 images from Teresa Collins December 25th cart both at 2.75”. I cut the frames of each image first in scrap vinyl – you can just use small pieces of leftovers in any color at this point. I transferred the positive vinyl frame images to the candle holder and then applied etching cream on the entire thing. Usually you would put the negative vinyl piece on before applying the etching cream but I wanted to do the opposite. Christmas Etched Candle (2)

After a few minutes, I rinsed the cream completely off and let the glass dry. While that was drying, I cut the other 2 images – Santa’s head and ‘Dec. 25’ – out of red glitter vinyl. I removed the scrap vinyl and then I carefully transferred the red pieces onto the candle holder inside their frames.

Christmas Etched Candle (9)

Christmas Etched Candle (6) 

I really hope that you can see the reverse etching that I did in these photos! It’s something that’s a little different (to me at least!). I added a battery operated candle inside instead of a real one. I love this little candle because 1) it looks real and 2) it gives off a vanilla scent when it’s turned on!

Christmas Etched Candle (10)

  Here are two more photos with the lights turned down and the ‘candle’ glowing:

Christmas Etched Candle (1)

Christmas Etched Candle (11)

Well I hope that you enjoyed seeing my Christmas home décor project! Please leave a comment below and follow me for a chance to win some blog candy – I will pick a winner on July 31st!

Next up is the fabulous Theresa at Scraps by Gracie.

Here is the lineup just in case you lose your way. Scrapalette is awarding a Cricut Christmas Village cartridge this week and each blog you comment on will give you an entry in the prize drawings!  And, the prize drawing at the end of the month is for a brand new Christmas {Noel} cart!

1~Paulette at <<---Starting Point!
2~Sis at 
3~Maria at
4~Laura at
5~Brenda at
6~ Lisa at
7~Donna at
8~ Cindy at
9~Angela at <<—You Are Here!
10~Theresa at <—Next!
11~Beth at
12~Betsy at
13~Loraine at

Merry Christmas in July and Happy Hopping!

{The winner from last weeks hop is #26 ~ Brenda! Thanks Brenda for visiting me! Please email me with your addy so I can get your blog candy in the mail!}



  1. Angela, another very cute project. I love how you incorporated the lights and all I can say is WOW! They came out great! Thanks for sharing with us!!

  2. Beautiful candle holder! Love the red glitter vinyl.

  3. Wow, Angela! This is awesome. I love how you made the candlestick by combining elements, the terrific etching, and of course, the glitter vinyl. It's stunning!

  4. Really beautiful! I love glass etching. You should make a bunch to give a gifts.

  5. Wowsers, Angela, they are both stunning. :-) I've always been hesitant in using etching cream but you have given me a glimmer of hope that I might be able to try it out. :-) TFS!

    Thanks for a chance to win your blog candy! :-)

  6. I love love love this. You can so see the frosted look of the reverse etching and how much fun. Love the red foil vinyl as well.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous! I've always wanted to use etching cream - I think you may have inspired me to try it.

  8. Holey Smokes! I love the way your candle holders turned out! :)

  9. What a beautiful project! Glass etching is something I have never tried and quite frankly intimidates me. Your candle holders are quite elegant and may have inspired me to try.

  10. WOW! I really like your project. I have never tried the etching cream but may have to give it a try.

  11. Love the candles you made!! I did the glass etching last year and while they turned out ok..I think I like your reverse etching better! Much more dramatic than the monogram I did.

    Tracy G

  12. WOW! Just BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE the reverse etching!!!

  13. Your candle holder is beautiful. I haven't tried glass etching yet. TFS.

  14. WOW, your candle holder is just beautiful. I would never have thought to make something so great. Thank you so much.

  15. Ooooooooo, those are just amazing!! :)

  16. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I have to try these! Wow!

  17. Love these and best of all LOVE the price! I have never tried the etching. What product do you use?

    1. Thank you, Anna! I have only used a product called Armour Etch and I got it at Michaels but I'm sure that other craft stores carry it or something similar. Make sure you use a coupon! Although it's not cheap, I've been using the same little bottle for a few years! So give it a try - you won't be sorry!

  18. I always love seeing projects with etching. They look so lovely. Yours looks just beautiful!

  19. Gorgeous project -- love the reverse etching!!

  20. These etched candle holders are so cool! I need to try some etching :-)