Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Votive Candle Party Favors

We made these cute Votive Candle Party Favors for Charly's Baby Shower.  Laurie, Ryan's mom, and I spent an afternoon getting to know each other better, and putting the votive candles together.  There was a lot of trial and error, getting the ribbon to stick to the glass and finally settled on double sided tape, which was Charly's suggestion.  That worked, after trying regular tape and a hot glue gun.  They were pretty simple to make once we figured it out.  

Votive Candle Party Favors


24 votive candles
18 feet of 1 1/2 inch ribbon (we used pink and white striped ribbon)
36 feet of 3/8 inch ribbon (we used pink with white baby feet ribbon)
double sided stick tape
(The ribbon that we used came on a role of 3 ribbons from Party City the brand is Offrey)


1.  Place your double stick tape in the center of the votive candle, all the way around meeting at beginning of the tape.

2.  Measure the circumference of the votive candle and then measure your ribbon adding an extra 1/2 inch for the end.  Cut the ribbon.  

3.  Place the ribbon around the candle. Sticking it to the tape.

4.  Next, place a small piece of tape over the beginning of the ribbon and stick the end of your ribbon to that piece of tape.  That way the ribbon is secure all the way around the candle and the last 1/2 inch lays nicely over the beginning of the ribbon for a nice seam.

5.  You will need to cut your 3/8 inch ribbon the length for the circumference of the candle plus an additional 14 inches for the bow.

6.  I found it easiest to wrap the thinner ribbon around the center of the first ribbon, and then tie it into a tight knot.

7.  Then I tied the bow.  I did the old rabbit ears trick, like tying a shoe lace.  Make two sides of the bow and then wrap them around each other and tie the bow.

8.  Next, adjust the length of the bows and trim the ends of the ribbon at a right angle.

You are done.  These little candles were so cute and a huge hit.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me leaving your email address.  I always love hearing from you.

Have fun!!!

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