If the sun is shining where you live Christmas may be the last thing on your mind. But now may be the perfect time to get started on your Christmas crafting long before the holiday rush begins. So if you are looking to make some Christmas decorations or make someone a personalized Christmas gift one of our Christmas craft ideas may just be the perfect project for you to do now-
Votive Candle holder-This lovely candle holder can make a nice addition to your holiday decorations or a great gift for someone.
What you will need:
•Votive candle holder
•5″ hunter green velvet ribbon
•Ultra fine point permanent black marker
Instructions for the project-Carefully cut the ribbon to fit all the way around the candle holder. Carefully cut enough to provide a clean seam. Draw or trace five 1″ stars on the inside of the piece of ribbon. You will want them to be evenly spaced. Poke the tip of one side of the scissors through the center of one of the stars from the inside of the ribbon and carefully cut around the lines of the star you drew. Cut out the remaining stars in the same way. When you are finished cutting out the stars, wrap the piece of ribbon around the votive candle holder with the velvet side facing out. Make sure the edges of the piece of ribbon are lined up with the top and bottom of the votive candle holder. The ends should overlap slightly. Lift up one end and squeeze a line of hot glue along the edge of the other end. Pull the piece of ribbon as tight as possible without distorting the shapes of the stars and press it into the hot glue. Hold it in place briefly until secure. Add a small drop of hot glue at the bottom of the votive candle holder where the ends of the piece of ribbon overlap each other and press the ribbon into the hot glue. This is just to secure the ribbon to the votive candle holder so it won’t shift and it won’t show or get hot from the votive because it is at the base of the candle holder.