In today’s economy, we are all looking for ways to save money, so there is no better way than to make your own Christmas decorations and Christmas gifts. Most of us enjoy a flickering candle on those dark, cold winter nights, and the scents of candles remind us of the yummy food we’ll be enjoying in the coming months. Whether you are making this candle holder for your own home or for a gift, it will be enjoyed by everyone.
Everything needed to make these candle holders can be purchased at the dollar store, so one candle holder costs about $5.00 to make and takes only about 10 minutes of your time. Create a bunch of these and put each one in a gift bag with a bow and gift tag. You’ll have an inexpensive, yet elegant handmade gift for a teacher, your mail person, for a secret pal gift exchange, a friend, or for someone who unexpectedly gives you a gift.
1. Cut a piece of ribbon to fit around the candle holder and secure with a dab of glue.
2. Cut 18 inches of Bowdabra Bow Wire, fold in half, and place in the Mini Bowdabra that already has the Hair Bow Tool on it.
3. Make a 5 inch basic bow with 2 loops. Start by taking a long length of ribbon, fold in half to find the center and place center into the Mini Bowdabra.
4. Make one loop on the left that is 2 1/2 inches long. Note that the end of this loop should be facing up on the other side of the Mini Bowdabra.
5. Take the other end piece of ribbon on the right side of the Mini Bowdabra and make another loop that is 2 1/2 inches long.
6. Scrunch this bow with the Mini Bowdabra Wand.
7. Leave the bow in the Mini Bowdabra for now. Thread the 2 loose ends of the Bowdabra Bow Wire through the loop at the other end. Pull the wire tightly so the bow will not fall apart, then remove from the Mini Bowdabra. Separate the two loose ends of the wire and bring them around to the back of the bow. Double knot, then trim excess wire.
8. Glue bow onto the ribbon band around the candle holder, then trim and dovetail ribbon ends to the desired length.
9. Using wire clippers, cut a flower off of a Christmas floral pick. Then glue flower to the bow center to cover the wire.
10. Place candle inside the candle holder.
Your candle holder is now ready to be enjoyed in your home or be given as a gift. Merry Christmas!
**For safety’s sake, remember burning candles should never be left unattended and keep them away from small children and pets. **