Book Advent: Day 13 {Santa Belt Candle}

A new day, a new story at our house!  Little Man is getting really quick at spotting the books under the tree and tearing them open.  He loves just about ALL of the books we've read so far, and has them stashed in his crib because he begs to read them to fall asleep to.  (He reads books for 30-45 minutes to fall to sleep each night... never tears a page!)  Today's featured story was another one of my vintage Christmas favorites:
Poor Santa wishes he had more time to play with all of the toys he makes... he devises a clever plan to make time to play!
Today I was craving a "Mommy" project.  So during nap time, I created this Santa belt candle.  Well, at least it started out as a Santa belt.  I decide to make it a ruffle belt, so I think it looks more like Mrs. Claus than Santa Claus!  But that's fine with me!
For this project:
* I bought a red candle at the dollar store.  You can't get any cheaper than the dollar store!
* I wrapped the candle first in white felt.  I love all of my felt scraps left over from my quiet book!
* I tore a long strip of black fabric.  I created a ruffle and then sewed the ruffle in place.  I hot-glued the ruffle over the white felt.
* Next, I just added a gold button in the center.
It really brightens up my kitchen window ledge.

I love an easy project!

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  1. Just wanted to let you know that I shared a link to your label: Book Advent on A Glimpse Inside's FB page!!/AGlimpseInside

  2. Teaching a child to love books is one of the best gifts you can give him. How sweet that he doesn't tear them.

    Your Mrs. Claus belt is just adorable. I love that deep red candle and it looks good on your window ledge.

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  7. So cute! I would love to make one with some black faux leather, too… Next year…

  8. she wears flowers says

    Cute–I love that it is "Mrs. Claus"!!

  9. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says

    Really cute, Alison! This is so not what I pictured when I saw the title of your post, but I LOVE the ruffled belt! So very Mrs. Claus. 😉

  10. Valerie Durham says

    Oh, my goodness – we have that book at our house, too! Wow! I agree…time for a mommy project!

  11. Life with the Lebedas says

    What a cute idea!! Thanks for sharing & Linking up for Craftify It Thursday!

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