If you love easy craft projects then decorating candles with burlap and twine will be a breeze for you. I love the rustic look of these wrapped candles and they only take minutes to make.
WHAT IS BURLAP?
Burlap is a type of fabric that is usually woven from the skin of the jute plant or other vegetable fibers.
Burlap tends to be kind of rough and scratchy because the jute is coarse and tough.
These days you can also find faux burlap which is usually softer and doesn't shed! It still looks like regular burlap.
WHY DECORATE CANDLES WITH BURLAP?
There are lots of reasons to start decorating candles with burlap. The first reason is that it is a very inexpensive way to change up some decor in your home.
Many people have candles sitting around or in cabinets. Candles that aren't being used can get a whole new look quickly and cheaply.
Burlap wrapped candles make great centerpieces for special events. You can make up a bunch of decorated candles and sit them on pretty plates or wood for a beautiful focal point for your event.
Another fun reason is HOLIDAYS! Add some brightly colored ribbon or floral stems to the burlap on the candle and you have a new holiday decor item.
SUPPLIES FOR BURLAP WRAPPED CANDLES
There is a good chance you may already have everything you need for this DIY craft project already in your craft stash. If not…you should be able to get most of this stuff at your local Dollar Tree or craft supply store.
- 1 Big candle
- 2 Votive candles
- Hot glue gun and glue stick
- Ribbon (optional)
DECORATING CANDLES WITH BURLAP
There are many, many ways to customize how you decorate candles with burlap. Let your imagination fly and adjust this tutorial to meet your own decor preferences.
STEP ONE: MEASURE AND CUT
Measure and cut out 3 pieces of burlap. Each piece should cover around 50% of the candle you are wrapping with it.
You can wrap the burlap around the candle itself or a glass or metal votive holder.
STEP TWO: GLUE BURLAP
Wrap the burlap around each candle and secure it with a small drop of hot glue on the back side of the candle.
STEP THREE: ADD RIBBON & TWINE
Cut a piece of ribbon to wrap around the biggest candle. Wrap it around the candle on top of the burlap and centered on the burlap. Secure it with the help of a small drop of hot glue.
Now cut out a piece of twine to wrap around the 3 candles and tie each one around the candles.
CREATE A CENTERPIECE
If you are decorating candles with burlap to use as centerpieces now is the time to start creating a lovely centerpiece.
It is very easy to grab a pretty dinner plate and position the candles on the plate.
Add some sprigs of follows or other crafty twigs to finish off the look.
Decorating candles with burlap is quick and easy. Create lovely centerpieces with these burlap and twine wrapped candles.
- 1 Big candle
- 2 Votive candles
- Hot glue sticks
- Ribbon optional
Measure and cut out 3 pieces of burlap. Each piece should cover around 50% of the candle or candle holder you are wrapping.
Wrap the burlap around each candle or candle holder and secure it with a small drop of hot glue.
Cut out a piece of ribbon to wrap around the biggest candle. Wrap it around it and with the help of hot glue secure it.
Finally cut out a piece of twine to wrap around the 3 candles and tie each one around the candles.
The candles wrapped in burlap are for looks and should not be burned due to the burlap being a fire hazard. If you wrapped the burlap around a glass candle holder then the candle inside should be fine to use normally.
If you loved this easy craft project be sure to check these out:
- DIY Christmas Garland Using Styrofoam Balls
- DIY Homemade Candle
- No-Sew Scarecrow Treat Bags with Burlap
- DIY Vintage Christmas Tree
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