4 Days to Decorate Your Thanksgiving Table – Holiday Votives

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By Sewing Contributor Jessica, from the blog Life Sew Good. 

Day 2:  The Votive Holder

I think it’s really pretty when each setting has its own small candle. There are 2 ways you can make a simple candle really pretty for your table. The first involves a small amount of sewing; the other does not. Choose your favorite, or judge how much time you have a go for it!

You need:

Option 1: Sewing option

Measure your votive holder.

Cut a piece of burlap that will fit around the holder, just barely overlapping. Cut for as many votive holder as you have or will need for each place setting

Cut a long piece of gauze that is the same height as the burlap you cut. Cut the number you need for each votive holder.

Using a basting stitch (long stitch), sew down the middle of your long pieces of gauze. It should gather easily. If you need more gathers, pull on the bobbin thread to create more gathers. Repeat for each piece.

Place the gauze on top of the burlap, centering it, making sure they are the same length. Sew a regular-length stitch through the middle to attach the gauze to the burlap.

Using your crafter’s glue, attach your burlap pieces to the votive holder.

Option #2: No-sew option

Measure your votive holder.

Cut a piece of burlap that will fit around the holder, just barely overlapping. Cut for as many votive holder as you have or will need for each place setting

Using the same measurements, cut the same number of pieces of gauze. Fold top of gauze over ½ way down.

Using your crafter’s glue, attach the burlap to the candle holder. After it dries, place the gauze on top of the burlap. To make it stick, use glue sparingly.

For Both Options:

Use the tutorial from the wine glass charms to finish the votive holders. The only difference will be that you will need a little long hemp cords to tie around the votive holders. After you’ve tied your leaf charm on the holders, you’ve completed Day 2!

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