Paper

Easter Votives

By  Mary Ayres 

size: 3" tall

Materials

  • Glass votive holders, 3” tall, three
  • Gypsy patterned papers (Basic Grey): lt. blue; med. blue; pink
  • Cardstock: white; yellow; pink; orange; lime green
  • Round mini brads: lt. blue, five; bright pink; orange, eight; white, two
  • Silver eyelets, 1/8”, three
  • Silver paper anchors, two

Tools

  • Silver thread or pearl cotton
  • Circle punches: 1/16”; 1/8”; 1/2”; 1”
  • Zip Dry Paper Glue (Beacon Adhesives)
  • Sewing machine and white thread
  • Chick Votive
  • 1. Cut 2"x7" lt. blue patterned rectangle. Punch 1" yellow circle (head). Cut 1/2" orange square; cut in half diagonally for triangle (beak). Glue head and beak to blue rectangle center, 1/4" from top. Machine sew straight stitch close to head, beak, and long rectangle edges.
  • 2. Punch two 1/16" holes above beak for eyes; attach blue brads.
  • 3. Wrap and glue rectangle around votive. Wrap and tie ribbon around paper.
  • 4. Print desired message on pink cardstock. Cut rectangle around words, leaving space on right side for eyelet. Punch 1/8" hole in tag; attach eyelet. Thread silver thread through eyelet and tie to ribbon.
  • Bunny Votive
  • 1. Cut 2"x7" pink patterned rectangle. Punch 1" white circle (head). Glue head to pink rectangle center, 1/4" from top. Machine sew straight stitch close to head and long rectangle edges.
  • 2. Punch three 1/16" holes in head for eyes and nose, and two holes in top of head for ears. Attach blue brads to eye holes, pink brad to nose hole, and two white brads with metal anchors to ear holes.
  • 3. Repeat Step 3 from Chick Votive instructions.
  • 4. Print desired message on yellow card stock. Finish and attach tag in same way as Chick Votive.
  • Flower Votive
  • 1. Cut 2"x7" med. blue patterned rectangle. For flower, punch 1" pink circle and 1/2" green circle. Glue green circle to pink circle, then to rectangle center, 1/4" from top. Machine sew straight stitch close to circles and long rectangle edges.
  • 2. Punch hole in flower center and eight evenly-spaced holes around edge. Attach blue brad to flower center and orange brads around outside.
  • 3. Wrap and glue rectangle around votive. Wrap and tie ribbon around paper.
  • 4. Print desired message on white cardstock. Finish and attach tag in same way as Chick Votive.