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.
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.
Last week I found this pretty trim with white roses at Hobby Lobby.
I wrapped the trim around the burlap ribbon and then hot glued it to the ribbon.
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.
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!
I love your embellished candles Jane! Decorating chaos is a good description for our house right now 🙂
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.
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Oh Jane...I love it so!!...just love the combination of the burlap and pretty silk roses...natural beauty!!!
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Beautiful! I can't wait to see your finished mantel... your colors sound lovely.
I love projects like this that are simple and beautiful.
Love the look and especially the rose ribbon. I so wish we had a Hobby Lobby. Probably a good thing tho.
You are so burlap. I love you, Woody.
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!
Beautiful! I love that dainty ribbon with the rosettes. xo
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Jane - love the rustic burlap mixed with the bit of bling from that gorgeous candlestick!
Jane what a wonderfully simple way to make elegant candles!
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
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
This is an awesome idea! I love the candle on the mercury glass candle holder. Just beautiful!!
That is just darling. I love the rosette garland you found. Perfect candle decor:)
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.
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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.
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!!!
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!
So pretty. Amazing what a few simple supplies can do for a candle. They look amazing.
I have a few of the fake candle that could use this touch. Thanks for sharing.
I love these very pretty!
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.
Jane, I love that!!! Wonderful idea!! I am in the midst of decorating chaos too!! But it is fun!!