PAPER & ROPE COVERED CANDLE FOR A NAUTICAL LOOK
Hello friends, I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day weekend.
A few weeks ago we had a garage sale, and during that time I went through every drawer, cupboard, storage bin, and closet, etc. to gather items I no longer wanted to sell at the sale. I found this old red candle, never lit, and decided to keep it because I like to display candles from time to time. But the red just wasn't doing it for me. Also around that time I saw this anchor paper at Michaels, and an idea struck: to cover the candle with that beautiful nautical pattern (which I'm totally obsessed with by the way) and rope!
I may never light it, but I like it 10 times better. You can also achieve this look with my tutorial below.
TOOLS & MATERIALS:
One sheet of anchor paper (I paid 99 cents)
Jute rope (4Ply)
Shell (optional; not shown)
1. Measure candle height (I did it right on the paper trimmer), and cut the paper that length plus some.
2. Apply a length of tape right to the candle and adhere paper.
3. Wrap paper around candle and apply another piece of tape to secure the end.
4. Apply a drop of glue where you want to start roping.
5. Press on rope and wrap tightly around candle (I wrapped it around 3 times).
6. Cut end and apply glue to secure the end. Press and hold for a few seconds.
After I was finished I thought the candle was still missing something, and a shell was exactly that. I went looking for one around the house (I have them displayed in bowls in my hutch), took one and attached it to the front with hot glue.
If you do a similar project and plan on lighting the candle, remember to be extra cautious because of the paper.
Thanks all for taking a look today. I hoped you liked this project. Have a good one :)