Reindeer Candle Hurricanes with Washi Tape Plaid

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It's been a while since I brought out my silhouette and made something, but lately I've been wanting to make some reindeer inspired candle holders/hurricanes. If you're a regular reader, you know that sometimes I join in with some other bloggers on a Silhouette Challenge. This month's challenge was to make something for under $5. By using dollar store vases, spray paint I already had, and washi tape and vinyl, I made all of these vases for less that $5. Even if you don't have some of the supplies, I know that you can make each one of these for less than $5.

Here's what you need:

Dollar Store Vases/Candle Holders

Removable vinyl or contact paper (you only need a scrap)
White Spray paint or white all surface craft paint 
Red & white striped washi tape

First, find what silhouettes you want to show on your candle holder. I happened to already have a deer head, and I had some ornaments that had a leaping deer. 

I exploded the ornaments until I could delete everything except the deer, then I duplicated the jumping deer and flipped it, so I had a deer head, a jumping deer facing left, and a jumping deer facing right. 

I sized them all to fit onto my vases. Then I used my silhouette to cut out the shapes. I applied the vinyl onto my clean vases.

Then I spray painted thin coats of paint onto them. 

I allowed them to dry overnight, then I carefully removed the vinyl.

To dress them up and make them festive, I was inspired by my bloggy friend Amy's new book Washi Tape Crafts (affiliate link) and the huge plaid trend to use washi tape to make a kind of window pane plaid. Be sure to use a washi tape that is translucent (most of them are) to get the best plaid effect. 

Basically, you need to make a couple of horizontal rows of tape, and then a few vertical, using the washi tape to frame your deer. All done!

I intended these for candle holders, but you could easily use them as vases or even as containers for candy gifts.

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

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