Good morning Thursday Crafthackers!
I bring you a small project that is super cute and can lead to a lot of different customization depending on how creative you are. I’ve taken the photos and you can find the full tutorial from The Fanciful Miser, who provides a lot of excellent photos and tips.
To make this beautiful piece, you will need some supplies:
Two colours of ribbon
Six glass votive candle holders (you can easily find these at a home store, dollar store or craft store)
Six battery operated tea light candles (so there’s no homes burning down)
Wide burlap ribbon
Branches – sturdy ones (either scavenged outside or bought from a garden or craft store)
A large glass vase
Sand and medium sized rocks
Glue gun and stick and thread (for the sewing)
Your first step is to arrange your branches with the medium sized rocks in the base of the vase. These rocks will help to keep the branches sturdy and keep them from moving.
For further stabilization, you’ll need to add the sand and smaller stones. so that those branches won’t be blowing in any breeze.
Next cut your burlap ribbon to wrap around the vase to hide the sand and branches. Glue the ends together with your glue gun to secure it around the vase.
If the burlap is too plain for you, you can tie some of the ribbon around the burlap or decorate it as you see fit. Next, take your coloured ribbon and cut two strips of the same size and cross them under the glass votive holders at the middle. Use your glue gun to affix the ribbon to each other and to the glass.
Hold your votive upside down and pull the ribbons together tightly and folding the ends over. (Make sure the ribbons are held so that the votive will balance without tipping to one side.)
Take a look at the image below – this is how you want your votives to hang.
After you have balanced your ribbons, you can fold the ends over so they look a little more finished and either sew or glue the ends of the ribbon together
Complete those steps for all the other votive holders, and make sure that you have three in each colour of ribbon.
I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial. Remember that your creativity is your friend with this project. Use ribbons that match with the season or your decor, you can fill the glasses with glitter covered fruits for the holidays, or candy for halloween. You could fill your little votives with some water and even put fresh flowers in each. Have fun!