Thursday, July 24, 2014

Candle Wraps...Tying One On.

Lakshmi with Crystals
When you get your candle wrap from Frogbirds House you will need to tie it on to your LED Candle. That seems simple enough, but if you are like me and sometimes feel a little Ribbon and Bow challenged here are some tips for "Tying One On"... a candle wrap that is;-)

For demonstration purpose I will tie the Lakshmi wrap with the 8" ribbon upgrade onto an 8" tall by 4" diameter LED candle. You will do the same for single or double ribbon candle wraps on 6 or 8 inch LED candles.

1. Wrap and Candle on a Pillow.

1. What I find most helpful is when tying a wrap on a candle is to lay the wrap on a pillow, face down and then place the candle on top. This will keep your candle from rolling around while you tie on your wrap. I like a soft throw or bed pillow that will cradle my candle.

2. Now tie the ribbon bows like you are tying a shoe. No Granny Knots Please! Also at this time make sure you have the first tie centered left to right on the candle.

2. Right over left and
 line it up on the 

Remember this little rhyme...
      Right over left, Left over right, 
     Makes a knot both tidy and tight.

2b. Left over right and make
your first bunny ear... 

3. This is how I taught my children... Make a bunny ear with the ribbon in your right hand. (Image 2b) Next take the ribbon in your left hand and circle around the first ear then pushing through the rabbit hole (Image 2b). 
Finally pull both ears... and there's your bunny rabbit. 
Your bow is tied. 

3. Push the second ear through the hole.

4. Fuss a little till you are happy with your Bow. 

4. Now you can fuss a little getting your ears even and just the right size and when you are happy with your bow all that is left is to turn on your candle and enjoy the beautiful light.

I hope this helps you tie one on... a candle wrap that is. If you have any problems be sure to completely untie the bow and re-tie it from the beginning. If all else fails call up a friend who is good at tying bows and when they are is done, sit down together, get a bottle of wine and...
Tie One On;-)                                                                                                                                                                      

Amanda and Frogbird, Where ever he is.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Choosing LED Candles.

I know it has been awhile since I have posted anything but I have been so busy creating new candle wraps for Frogbirds House. I have however received a lot of questions on how to choose the best LED Candles.

You will find there are many styles of LED candles on the market and as people are finding out how beautiful and safe they are they are becoming even easier to find and price friendly. You can find them at most home and craft stores and even online. That means however, with more to choose from it is even harder to choose.
So much to choose from!
First lets take into consideration where do you want to put your candle. Remember you can use LED candles safely anywhere, bathrooms, bedrooms, kids rooms, dorm and nursing facilities. So first decide where it is going.

If it is going someplace that is not easy to reach or you just want to be free from turning it on and off, then I recommend you look for a candle with a timer. There are so many more options now for candles with timers ( 4, 5, and even 8 hr timers). You might also want a candle with a remote that will turn your candles on with a touch of a button. You may not think you need these functions but it is so nice to come home in the evening to the glow of candle light or have the ability to turn on your candles with the touch of a button.

Some LED candles have the light coming from the top of the candle and may even have a faux flame at the top. These are pretty and do have there place but if you are going to decorate a candle yourself or you want to use a House of Frogbird candle wrap the you will want the led bulb placed so the candle will glow throughout the whole candle to best show off your decorations or new wrap.

Here is what I tell people who want a best candles for Frogbirds House Candle Wraps...

Most LED Candles will look like one of these three basic types.
What you are looking for is the one that will give most of its light where your new wrap is tied on.
See the next Image…
As you can see where the bulb is set in the candle can make a big difference in how much light you get
 and how much area of the candle is lit. 

So pick out a candle that best suites your lifestyle and live safely with LED Candles.

Amanda and Frogbird, wherever he is:-)

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