Monday, April 1, 2013

Easy pastel spring candles

I put together these simple spring candles to go on my Easter mantel. These were so easy and pretty that I think I'm going to keep them around a little longer and possibly try some other colors for different holidays. Wouldn't this look cute in red, white, and blue for Independence Day or green and red for Christmas?

Materials and Supplies

  • Candle
  • String (I used crochet thread, but embroidery thread would also work)
  • Scissors
  • Clear tape

How to Make This

1. Start with a solid-colored candle.

I found this white one at the Dollar Tree.

2. Measure the string to go around the candle.

Leave a couple extra inches so you have enough room to tie a knot in the back.

3. Cut multiple strings to cover the candle.

Use the first string that you cut in step 2 as a template.

4.Continue tying the strings on the candle. 

Line up all the knots in the back.

5. Trim excess strings off the knots.

6. Line up the thread so it's straight.

I also used some clear tape over the knots to keep the string in place.

7. Sit back and admire your work.

Also see how these candles looked as part of my  Easter Mantel.

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  1. Just stopping by from the Sunday Let's Get Social Link Party to follow your blog on GFC & your Pinterest Boards. Would love for you to follow back if you enjoy cooking and recipes :)


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  3. Hey- thanks for stopping by my blog! i wish I had a mantel!

  4. This is so cute and easy! Thanks for sharing :)

    P.S. Dollar Tree is my home away from home.

  5. cute! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite things hop xo

  6. So pretty! Thank you for sharing at Pretty Things this week, hope to see you again tomorrow night :)

    xo, Tanya

  7. So cute and easy to make! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

  8. Thanks for linking this up last week at SHOW IT OFF Wednesday. This week's party started this morning I would love for you to stop by.


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