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Embellished Candles

by Jane Windham on November 29, 2012

I’m in the midst of a decorating chaos right now. Anyone else feel like that, too? We pulled out the Christmas storage tubs over a week ago and some of them are still lying around, partially emptied. I thought I’d have more decorations to show you by now, but everything is half- finished.  So I thought I’d show you just one thing I have completed.

white candles wrapped in burlap

 My color theme for this year’s decorations is burlap, silver, white, green, and just a touch of red. So I took some burlap ribbon and wrapped these two candles with it and secured it in the back with hot glue.

white roses trim

Last week I found this pretty trim with white roses at Hobby Lobby.

white roses trim on burlap

I wrapped the trim around the burlap ribbon and then hot glued it to the ribbon.

pine cone candle ring

I already had these candle rings so I decided  to use them with my decorated candles.  They have these small pine cones on them, and they fit in perfectly with my other pine cones that I’m using in my decorations.  You can see how I painted and decorated my large pine cones in my previous Decorating Pine Cones post.

decorated candle on mercury glass candle holder

 And so here is one of the embellished candles on top of a mercury glass candle holder that’s part of my mantel display. I’m almost finished with my mantel so I should be able to show it to you soon!

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Melanie November 29, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Jane, I love that!!! Wonderful idea!! I am in the midst of decorating chaos too!! But it is fun!!


Kris November 29, 2012 at 7:01 pm

That is a wonderful idea! I have lots of candles that size that I can put burlap around and add a pretty red ribbon for xmas. Thanks so much for sharing.


Dolly Sarrio November 29, 2012 at 7:59 pm

I love these very pretty!


michelle November 29, 2012 at 8:06 pm

I have a few of the fake candle that could use this touch. Thanks for sharing.


Robin November 29, 2012 at 8:37 pm

So pretty. Amazing what a few simple supplies can do for a candle. They look amazing.


Ann November 29, 2012 at 9:57 pm

I love burlap ribbon. I had a huge roll and it’s almost gone. I like the way you added the lace. Very crafty of you! I’m in the same boat as far as decorating. There are bins still in my garage and in our family room. Maybe this weekend…haha!


Gee November 29, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Oh Jane, how pretty.
I get overwhelmed with the many. many tubs of decor. So, I MUST empty them all before the day is done. or i will be a mess….. So every year I do. I work really hard ( the men help) and we empty them all.. each tree gets put up and decor placed on them. We sprinkle Christmas throughout the house. The for the next few days, I tweak…… and tweak….. Still tweaking :-)
I luv the candles!!!
Cheers, Gee


Linda@Coastal Charm November 30, 2012 at 12:05 am

Your candles are very pretty…you are not alone with Christmas tubs still out. I hope to have all of mine back up in the attic by tomorrow at midnight.



Eileen November 30, 2012 at 7:01 am

You’ve just given me an idea. I have burlap strips that I pulled threads off to create a fringe. I’ll try that on my candles that look just too naked and add some string/wire around and some bling. Thanks for the inspiration.


Dawn November 30, 2012 at 8:08 am

That is just darling. I love the rosette garland you found. Perfect candle decor:)


Kathy November 30, 2012 at 8:53 am

This is an awesome idea! I love the candle on the mercury glass candle holder. Just beautiful!!


Terri November 30, 2012 at 9:04 am

I feel so much better now………. I was beginning to think I was the only one who was living in the chaos of “Christmas Bins”…. I too have bins .. many many bins…. everywhere.. half full… half empty?? Slowly…. but surely it is coming all together !!! WHEW….. ( the first two sentences could really have been me talking.. LOLOLOL) … The candles are soooo pretty…. Love the burlap!!!! Terri


Jean Windham November 30, 2012 at 9:26 am

What a pretty way to embellish candles especially since your theme is an all natural Cottage at the Crossroads. The little roses are so pretty. Thanks for sharing…… Jean


Danni Baird November 30, 2012 at 9:42 am

Jane what a wonderfully simple way to make elegant candles!


Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage November 30, 2012 at 9:43 am

Jane – love the rustic burlap mixed with the bit of bling from that gorgeous candlestick!


Barbara F. November 30, 2012 at 10:19 am

Beautiful! I love that dainty ribbon with the rosettes. xo


Kathleen November 30, 2012 at 11:37 am

What pretty trim! The candles look lovely!
Yes, bins pulled out all over the basement, then to carry up bit by bit! I need someone strong to help me for sure!
Enjoy the weekend!


woody windham November 30, 2012 at 11:52 pm

You are so burlap. I love you, Woody.


Savannah Granny December 1, 2012 at 12:12 am

Love the look and especially the rose ribbon. I so wish we had a Hobby Lobby. Probably a good thing tho.


Glenda Childers December 1, 2012 at 6:35 am

I love projects like this that are simple and beautiful.



Keeping it Cozy December 1, 2012 at 8:33 am

Beautiful! I can’t wait to see your finished mantel… your colors sound lovely.


Shirley@Housepitality Designs December 1, 2012 at 11:44 am

Oh Jane…I love it so!!…just love the combination of the burlap and pretty silk roses…natural beauty!!!


Kelly December 1, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Oh my gosh Jane, I just did a post on about the same title. However my candles have the burlap red webbing along with upholstery tacks. Love the candles and your silk roses.


Mary December 3, 2012 at 5:38 am

I love your embellished candles Jane! Decorating chaos is a good description for our house right now :)


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