Monday, November 15, 2010

Felt candle holder DIY

We were invited to a St. Martin's Day party this weekend and the traditional food served is goose (gans). It was an interesting evening and I have to say I really enjoyed eating goose! One of the things I took as a hostess gift was a little beeswax candle. Not wanting it to be too plain, I rummaged around and found my little stack of scrap felt and got to work.

candle 2web

I traced something round that I imagined I could easily fold up to be a kind of holder. Think cupcake liner, but sturdier. I started with a roll of tape, but then discovered that it wasn't going to make 'walls' high enough, so I ended up tracing the bottom of my sugar canister instead. Play around and see what works for your type of candle.

candle 1 web

I cut out my circle with pinking shears to give it a cute edge. Then I used regular scissors to make 4 cuts at the 12/3/6/9-o'clock points. If you mush up the sides they'll overlap; the more they overlap, the straighter your sides. I alternated the direction of my overlapping so it looked more intentional and used the glue gun to hold them in place. I cut out a few simple leaf silhouettes and glued them to one side. Add a cute tag and you're set!

candle 3web

I really don't know where I came up with this idea; it was more my thinking that I couldn't easily wrap candle with this shape (with what I already had at home), and there needed to be some sort of presentation, right? I actually think I'll do this in the future since it worked out so well. Candles can be such a nice hostess gift!

Pom pom flowers coming up!

1 comment :

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

What a lovely gift and project- I love the smell of beeswax candles!

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