I was searching for holiday decorating ideas when I found this project for embellishing a candle with lace embroidery over on www.embroidery.com. These candles also make nice Christmas gifts. My mother made candles, and she always gave them as hostess gifts.
The instructions say to remove the design when the candle burns down and use it as an ornament, or as an embellishment for a scrapbook or greeting card. But typically these types of candles only burn down in the middle. You can extend its life by putting a tea candle or small candle in the hole and burning that instead.
Click here to find out how to make the Embroidered Holiday Candle. There’s a complete tutorial written with illustrations, a video, and a pdf you can download.