Paper

Romantic Votive Set

By  Mary Ayres 

size: 3-1/2" to 6-1/2" tall

Materials

  • Glass votives, three
  • Assorted pink decorative papers
  • White cardstock
  • White pearls, 10mm, six
  • Pink sparkly cord
  • Silver eyelets, 1/8”, 12

Tools

  • Bright pink ink pad
  • Craft punches: circles: 1/8”, 3/4”, 1-1/2”, 2”; hearts: 5/8”, 1-3/8”
  • Paper glue
  • Computer and printer
  • "Happy Love Day" Votive
  • 1. Glue cardstock to back of pink patterned paper to make it sturdier. Punch 2" circle from pink paper; ink edges.
  • 2. Use computer to print "Happy Love Day" on cardstock and punch large heart around words. Glue heart to center of pink circle.
  • 3. Punch four 1/8" holes symmetrically in center top and bottom of pink circle; attach eyelets.
  • 4. Insert cord through eyelets, wrapping around votive at top, leaving ends long at bottom. Knot cord ends together under circle. Apply dab of glue to cord ends and twist into a point. Insert cord ends through beads and knot to secure. (Note: Beads should hang unevenly from cord.) Trim ends 1/2" past knots.
  • "Hugs & Kisses" Votive
  • 1. Follow same basic instructions as above, punching 1-1/2" circle from pink paper, printing "Hugs & Kisses" on cardstock, and punching 3/4" circle around words.
  • "S.W.A.K." Votive
  • 1. Follow same basic instructions as above, punching 1-3/8" heart from pink paper, printing "S.W.A.K." on cardstock, and punching 5/8" heart around words.