Beading / Jewelry

Autumn Votives

By  Melony Bradley 

  • Autumn Votives
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  • Glass votives: 4-1/2" tall; 6" tall
  • Wooden acorn dowel caps, 1-3/8", four (per votive)
  • Gold tulle, 6"-wide: 3 yds. (small votive); 5 yds. (large votive)
  • Wooden acorn dowel caps, 1-3/8", four (per votive)
  • CRYSTALLIZED Swarovski Elements: Crystal, 6mm: 10 (small); 13 (large); Olivine: 10 (small); 14 (large); Topaz: 10 (small ); 13 (large)
  • Pearl beads, 8mm: 10 (small); 13 (large)
  • Sheer ribbon, 3/8"-wide: 18" length (small); 24" (large)
  • Americana Acrylic Paints (DecoArt): French Vanilla; Espresso
  • Brown Wool Felt (National Nonwovens)
  • Assorted embellishments: kraft paper tag; flat-backed pearls and crystal
  • Clear Elasticity (Beadalon), 0.5mm: 15" length (small); 20" length (large)
  • Votive candle


  • Alphabet stamps
  • Black pigment ink
  • Paintbrushes
  • Sizzix items (Ellison): Big Shot Machine; 3-D Flowers Bigz Die
  • Skewer
  • Aleene's (iLoveToCreate): Fabric Fusion; Liquid Fusion

Basic Supplies

  • scissors
  • 1. Paint acorn dowel caps Espresso; dry brush French Vanilla.
  • 2. Apply small amount of fabric glue to one end of tulle and adhere to votive. Wrap tulle around votive and secure remaining end with fabric glue.
  • 3. Knot one end of beading elastic. Apply Liquid Fusion to knot. Alternate threading crystals and pearl beads onto wire until all are used. Ensure string fits securely on neck of votive before tying off ends. Knit ends together to secure and apply a small amount of glue to knot. Place around neck of votive.
  • 4. For flower center, die cut large flower from Wool Felt. Follow manufacturer's instructions to form flower by wrapping around skewer. Secure ends with small amount of fabric glue. Use fabric glue to adhere flat backed crystal to flower center, and flower to votive. For round embellishment, cut 1-1/2" circle from Wool Felt. Glue pearls and Olivine crystal to circle as shown, and circle to votive.
  • 5. Stamp sentiment on kraft paper tag. Thread tag through sheer ribbon and tie around votive as shown.
  • 6. Turn votive over. Use Liquid Fusion to adhere acorn dowel cap feet to four "corners" of votive base.