Sometimes finding someone that "perfect" gift is near impossible. I always long to give people gifts that are "so them." Often times the gift I've imagined doesn't exist...or at least I can't find it. That is why I love slightly modifying found/bought objects to give them a personal touch.
I bought this beautifully scented soy candle and wanted to give it a little more personality. This gift was to be given to my father-in-law and his girlfriend. Their house has a Tommy Bahama theme and so I wanted the candle to fit their style.
- First I added a large paisley printed sheet of scrapbook paper.
- Next I added a band of twine (that was a given).
- I then cut out a piece of cardboard and placed it with the textured side exposed to add some interest.
- The Final touch was to add a lovely sticker which embodies the free-spirited beach theme in their home.
My goal was to subtly add character to this simple glass candle. By adding a few simple elements, I was about to achieve a personalized candle which did not stray from the original integrity of the candle.
PS: They loved it! Mission accomplished!