- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
DIY- Lace, Twine and Satin Ribbon Candle Holders (from my personal blog Good Things Come to Those that Wait)
I’m going for a vintage, rustic, romantic look for our wedding. I’ve seen a lot of DIY candle holder ideas on the wedding blogs, but nothing that was unique. As I got day dreaming about candle holders (yes, candle holders) and the look of a candle shining through the glass, I came up with the following candle pattern.
Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Wide Lace Ribbon (this is from Michael’s and found in the wedding supplies aisle and cut it in half lengthwise)
5/8 inch ribbon of choice of color (these are 3 yard spools from Michael’s $1 ribbon crate)
clear glass votive holders ($34.87 USD for 72)
Start by wrapping the lace around the candle holder to figure out the size to cute for the lace. Allow a small portion to overlap, this is where you will glue later. Do the same for the ribbon for the amount of candle holders you want to use ribbon on. Cut as many pieces as you need.
Measure out twine long enough to tie a bow around it. I cannot give exact measurements because everyones candle holder could be a different size. Cut enough pieces of twine for as many candle holders as you would like to use it on.
Take the candle holder and apply a small zig zag of glue going from top to bottom on the candle holder (or high enough for how you cut the lace). Immediately place the end of the lace on it. Be careful not to burn your fingers. Wrap the lace all the way around the candle holder and apply more glue over the overlap of the lace in a straight line and glue the end of the lace down. Apply the same technique to the ribbon.
If using twine, simply wrap the twine around the candle holder and tie in a bow. Apply a small amount of glue to the back of the bow to either the candle holder or lace. Hold down for a couple of seconds (and be careful not to burn your fingers on the glue).
And there you have it. Gorgeous rustic lace votive candle holders.
Now, I am trying to figure out to go with the battery operated candles or real tea light candles…. Thoughts?