I am sorry I have not written a posting for the past week or so. I was away, but now I am back to work again!
I have accumulated several clear vintage cut glass dishes and decided to use them to make holiday candle decorations. I am using the vintage dish as the plate for a pillar candle. You can easily find many types of small plates that will work for this craft at a flea market or garage sale.
Buying pillar candles in a multi-pack saves a little money over buying one pillar candle if you want to make more than one decoration. I found a multi-pack of red pillars at Michaels. Select any color that you like for your decoration!
Also at Michaels, I found a holiday garland to use in making a candle wreath. Both Michaels and A.C. Moore have a selection of garlands to choose from.
I measured around the circumference or edge of the dish to see how long the garland should be. Then I used a pair of wire cutters to cut the garland to the desired length plus about 2 inches of overlap. Then I overlapped the ends of the cut piece of garland and tied them together with green floral wire, which I also found at Michaels. To finish it off, I cut a length of wired ribbon to make a bow for the candle ring.
The finished holiday candle decoration looks like this:
I hope you enjoyed reading this post about a simple holiday craft. Please comment on this post and let me know what topics are of interest for future posts.