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Making Christening Candles


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March 18, 2019

Christening Candles with Drip Catcher - array of candlesI'm serving another special occasion. Part of the ceremony is the lighting of candles. It has already become a practice in the modern generation to beautify these candles to serve as souvenirs after use.

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Supplies:

  • candles
  • scissors
  • assorted ribbons (sizes and color of your choice)
  • hot glue
  • felt gift wrapping paper
Christening Candles with Drip Catcher - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Cut felt wrap into 4x4 squares.
  2. Christening Candles with Drip Catcher - cut felt wrap into 4 inch squares
     
  3. Take one and fold diagonally. It will form a triangle.
  4. Christening Candles with Drip Catcher - fold one of the squares diagonally to form a triangle
     
  5. Fold several times. About 3 to 4 times.
  6. Christening Candles with Drip Catcher - fold 3-4 times
     
  7. Draw the shape of a petal and cut off the traces.
  8. Christening Candles with Drip Catcher - cut into the shape of a petal on upper edge
     
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  9. When you open it, it will look like a flower. This will serve as the drip catcher.
  10. Christening Candles with Drip Catcher - open to reveal a flower shape for the drip catcher
     
  11. Fold it back and cut lines on its tip. The candles will be inserted here.
  12. Christening Candles with Drip Catcher - fold back up a cut a slits in the tip for the candle
     
  13. Now, get a candle and insert it into the center of the flower where the cuts are made.
  14. Christening Candles with Drip Catcher - insert candle
     
  15. Wrap candles with ribbon starting from under/bottom of the flower. Use hot glue to secure.
  16. Christening Candles with Drip Catcher - wrap candles with ribbon starting under the flower and glue in place
     
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  17. Wrap with another color if desired.
  18. Christening Candles with Drip Catcher - wrap with a second color of ribbon if desired
     
    Christening Candles with Drip Catcher - stack of finished candles
     
  19. Take two small sized ribbons.
  20. Christening Candles with Drip Catcher - use two pieces of narrow ribbon
     
  21. Put them together and make a tiny bow out of it.
  22. Christening Candles with Drip Catcher - make a bow
     
  23. I have here used a glittered smaller ribbon and made another bow.
  24. Christening Candles with Drip Catcher - smaller glitter ribbon bow
     
  25. Stick the glittered bow into the two colored one.
  26. Christening Candles with Drip Catcher
     
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  27. Place them under the flower.
  28. Christening Candles with Drip Catcher
     
  29. Then it's done.
  30. Christening Candles with Drip Catcher - done
     
    Christening Candles with Drip Catcher - row of finished candles
     
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