Well it's officially time to start decorating for the holidays and I have a fun and easy idea for you to try this year. I love decorating my mantle with candles and they usually stay there year round. As I was thinking of ways to use my Petaloo flowers in my holiday decorating, I remembered some holiday candle rings that I had some years back. It was then that I decided to make some homemade ones using my Petaloo Holiday Darjeeling flowers. I think the candle ring that I made actually turned out better than the ones that I bought.
I will first show you some closeup shots and then give you a step by step tutorial on how to make some for yourself.
The first step in making a candle ring is to create a base. I took some chipboard and cut it into a 2 x 12 inch strip. I molded it around the candle using my hands, gently bending the cardboard. It might have a few bends in it but don't worry because we will be covering it with paper so they won't show.
I apologize for the following picture but hopefully you can tell that what is on the cardboard is some ScorTape. It's a very strong double sided tape and will hold the cardboard together easily.
Wrap the cardboard around the base of your candle to get a good fit and then seal it at the ends with the tape or strong fast drying glue.
After you have your cardboard base ready, cut a 2 x 12 inch strip of patterned paper and wrap it around the base. Secure it with more tape or glue.
If you would like to have a ribbon on your candle ring, now would be a good time to put one on. Just wrap it around your base and tie a bow or knot. Trim off the ends of the ribbon.
Then start putting your Petaloo flowers on the cardboard base. I like to use Glue Dots. They are very sticky but also flexible. Just start placing the largest of the flowers first and then fill in with the smaller ones.
Keep covering the front of the cardboard base until you like how it is decorated. I only covered the front and the sides of the candle ring. That is why I decided to cover the cardboard with patterned paper.
You might also want to add in some Petaloo Darjeeling leaves in between the flowers. I love the white ones in this collection. It really adds some unexpected color among the red and green flowers. I also added some glittery stems that I picked up at my local craft store.
My home decor project took me just under 20 minutes to make. With just some Petaloo flowers, cardboard, paper and ribbon you can have a stunning holiday decoration. Here are the flowers that I used. Have fun decorating!!
- Darjeeling Dahlias Teastained Reds
- Darjeeling Dahlias Teastained Greens
- Darjeeling Mini Mix Teastained Reds
- Darjeeling Mini Mix Teastained Greens
- Darjeeling Petites Teastained Reds
- Darjeeling Petites Teastained Greens
- Darjeeling Leaves Medium and Small Sizes