Anyway, not only could I not find what I wanted, candle rings were expensive, to boot! Have you priced them lately?
Once I realized I was never going to find what I wanted the gears starting turning. I picked up a candle ring and took a look. "I could make one of these," I thought. So I walked over to the aisle with all the Christmas floral picks and started looking. I found what I needed!
These candle rings are super easy and you will love the results! The possibilities are endless!
Here's what you will need:
(How many will depend on the type of pick and the size of your candle.
I used 4 here. Half price at Hobby Lobby!)
30 gauge wire
Now, start curving your picks to the shape of your candle.
Then, begin wiring them together by wrapping the wire around two pieces at a time, like this. Continue in this fashion until you have wired all your picks on and they will make a circle big enough to fit around your candle.
Gloves would be a good idea here. It hurts like the dickens when you poke yourself with this wire...not to mention, you bleed like crazy! I wouldn't know anything about this, but I've heard it happens. (Yea, right!)
Here are all four of mine wired together. Now it's time to connect them to make a ring. Be sure to measure around the base of your candle at this point to make sure it will fit!
Here are mine all connected.
You could, of course, wrap these with floral tape now that you are finished, but it's not necessary. No one will see this.
Now all you have to do is "fluff" your picks!
This is the first set I made.
And here are the ones I made today. Easy peasy, mac & cheesy!
Total cost for 1 candle ring: $1.98! Gotta love that!
I'm sharing at Under the Table and Dreaming!