Favorite DIY: Cozy Votive Candles from Chelsea at Frolic

Try these modern but cozy votive holders for a winter wedding! They look beautiful and sculptural when illuminated.

Cost: 50 cents a piece.
simple glass votive holders
votive candles
yarn (we used cashmere which was just $2 for a roll at Michael’s)
double stick tape

votive-candle-yarn-tape-string1. Wrap double stick tape around votive holders. We used about 2 -3 rows per votive and spaced them out.

2. Stick the yarn vertically across the tape and then start wrapping it horizontally around the candle, leaving the long strand visible.

votive-sideyarn-wrapped-rolling3. Keep wrapping yarn around the candle until it’s covered almost all the glass. The yarn shouldn’t be in rows, just wrap it haphazardly around the votive holder.

scissors-yarn-votive-wrapped4. When you are done wrapping the yarn, take the end and tie it to the first piece. Trim the ends off and tuck the knot.


Don’t make the rows of yarn too symmetrical or perfect it looks best when it’s a little messy!

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chelsea Chelsea started Frolic! in 2006. Frolic! is devoted to effortless style and simple living. Featuring the latest finds in clothing, interiors, travel, food, art and design, as well as DIY ideas, flower projects and recipes, Frolic! is a go to resource for design enthusiasts and tastemakers around the globe.

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