DIY: Cute Votives For Home
WHAT IS A VOTIVE CANDLE?
It is basically a prayer candle used in different religions. It is said that if you burn one votive candle, you are lighting it for someone. Because of this belief, this is one of the main reasons why votive candles are one of the most popular/ most used candles in the world. The size can vary (2.5 inches in height and 1.5 inches in diameter), as with the smell, but the shape usually remains cylindrical.
The candle itself is unique and usually lasts for hours. This is why it is also a popular contender of the very expensive aromatherapy candle counterparts. How long it lasts also depends on the quality of wax being used.
All these candles lined up on our altars and bathrooms could become monotonous to look at. So I am here to share with you one way to 'artify' your votive candle holders. Believe me, it will turn into chic votive candle holders. What's more important is that you do not need many materials to begin with. In fact, most of the materials are already in your house at the moment. So all the work that you need to do is to go scour for them.
The idea comes from a fellow Singaporean, Claire, of the blog, Fellow Fellow. Thanks!
These are the only materials you'll need (but not limited to). Of course, we have our own preferences and we are artistic in our own ways. So exercise the artistic streak and artify!
- Mayonnaise glass jar or small glass jar
- Paint Brush
- Light Fabric
STEP 1. CUT AND DIP IN GLUE
First, make sure that you cut your fabric into strips and that the strips more or less fit the jar.
Next, in a cup, dilute a small amount of glue with water. Make sure that you still retain the stickiness of the glue.
Last, dip the strips of fabric into the glue and remove excess by running fingers over it.
STEP 2. STICK 'EM!
The next step would be to start sticking the strips of fabric onto the inside of the jar. Overlapping is fine as long as they are kept at a bare minimum. It will look much better without overlaps.
STEP 3. PUT IN THE VOTIVE CANDLES!
Here's a Youtube instructional video on how to make a yearbook votive.
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