There are many different ways to decorate a candle but most people focus on decorating the candle itself. Painting them, using pins to create images, or even wrapping candles in cloth or paper are all techniques used by crafters to make ordinary candles look a little more glamorous. Look beyond the candle itself, though, and you’ll see yet another way to doll it up! A simple candle ring is perfect for creating magnificent wedding décor, holiday decorations, or just for adding a touch of elegance around your home.
If you’ve never made a candle ring you’ll find them very easy to make, however, a potpourri candle ring can be a little more time-consuming to create than some others. The perfect potpourri for this craft is the kind that features large pieces of this and that. The larger pieces make the project go a little quicker.
You can purchase potpourri in many different colors, but when it comes to shades of silver or gold, it can be a little more difficult to find it if there are no approaching holidays. You can spray paint any potpourri with silver, gold or even bronze-colored paint but keep in mind that this will eliminate the aroma from the potpourri. If the look is what you want, and your main concern isn’t the aroma aspect, paint the potpourri the color of your choice. It doesn’t all have to be painted the same color; you can paint various colors so you’ll have just the look you want.
Set the candle you’ll be using on a piece of thin cardboard. Draw around the bottom of it. Now use a larger object, like a bowl, to create another circle around that one. Cut out the cardboard to create the donut shape for the candle ring.
Coat the cardboard with a thick layer of glue then sprinkle the potpourri chunks on it. Press down to secure the various pieces then allow it to dry. Now you’ll have to glue more potpourri chunks on, piece by piece, unless you have spray adhesive. If you do, spray the potpourri and sprinkle on more. Continue doing this until the ring is as thick and tall as you want, allowing each coat of adhesive to dry thoroughly before adding another layer of the potpourri.
The candle rings simply encircle the bottom of the candle but they instantly change the look of an ordinary candle into something magnificent. Use them to create a beautiful look for a wedding or as holiday centerpieces. Or, just make the potpourri in colors you have in your home and use the candle rings all year long!