I don’t normally go crazy with making centerpieces and specialized holiday decorations, but this year I wanted to do something a little special for the dining table.
After some web surfing for inspiration and a trip to Whole Foods for flowers, Michaels for votive candles and Paper Source for fabric tape, I was ready to make a custom holiday centerpiece…and I love how it came out!
Below are the super easy instructions for how I made my custom votive candles! After a first attempt with some textured ribbon that didn’t want to stick to the glass votives, I discovered such a thing as fabric tape and am in love!
And the best part? You don’t need a separate adhesive – genius!
What You Need:
Fabric tape (or any kind of decorative tape)
My choice of festive red stripe fabric tape came from the Paper Source
The entire crafting process consists of three steps: 1) peel the backing from the tape and lay in vertical rows along the candle
2) start the tape under the bottom of the candle for a cleaner look and 3) trim the tape with the X-Acto knife when you reach the top of the votive
And voila – you’ll be done in no time!
Finished candles surrounding a beautiful bouquet from Whole Foods
In addition to crafting, I am also thankful today for my healthy and happy family, friends and sweet fuzzies.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends across blog-land! I hope your day is filled with lots of love and lots and lots of turkey!