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  • Seahorse Hurricane Candle

    Designed By Elizabeth Barboza

    Bring the enchantment of the sea to your tabletop with this stamped seahorse hurricane candle. As the candle flickers, the seahorses look like they are dancing in the ocean’s current!     


1. Use the flexible tape measure to find the circumference and height of your glass vase. Cut a piece of vellum to size allowing an overlap of 1/2".

2. Lay your piece of vellum horizontally. Lightly pencil a line 1 3/4" up from the bottom long edge—this bottom section will be covered by the decorative paper border later. The stamped portion of the project is done partly on this piece of vellum that is wrapped around the vase, with additional seahorse and seaweed images stamped and cut separately from other pieces of vellum and attached for a dimensional look. Our project was created with 5 seahorses and 3 coral images stamped on the horizontal panel, and 4 additional seahorses plus 3 seaweed images stamped and attached separately.

3. Using rust and golden yellow markers for the coral and seahorses and olive green for the seaweed, stamp, emboss, and heat set the images on the vellum panel and also the ones on separate vellum pieces. Use the same colors to fill in the images on the reverse side of the vellum. Set aside to dry.

4. When dry, fussy-cut the extra images on the separate vellum pieces. Attach the seaweed pieces to the panel leaving the upper portion free from adhesive so it becomes dimensional. Do the same with the extra seahorses you stamped and embossed, adhering with a line of tape runner just down the center.

5. Wrap the vellum around the vase, securing the overlap with the tape runner.

6. Cut a 2" strip of the teal patterned paper to fit around the vase. Ink the long edges with gray chalk ink. Cut and chalk a 5/8" strip of a contrasting patterned paper the same length.

7. Align the smaller strip along the upper long edge of the teal paper. Machine stitch 1/8" inside both long edges of the smaller strip.

8. Secure the assembled border to the lower portion of the vase.

9. Knot a length of the cording a random intervals with single overhand knots. Wrap cording around the vase and tie in square knot. Insert your tealight or votive.

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Other Supplies

  • Clear glass vase
  • Vellum
  • Chalk ink: grey
  • Pigment ink markers: rust, golden yellow, olive green
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Cording, white
  • Sewing machine with white thread
  • Flexible tape measure
  • Ruler
  • Battery-powered tealight or votive candle

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