Candle Votive

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I’ve been working on a fun little project

Originally I was just going to use this cute music note paper I got at Michaels. I got all my supplies ready to go then realized it wasn’t going to work because the candle votive is larger at the top. When I wrapped the paper around it didn’t line up šŸ˜¦ It just wasn’t what I had wanted. So I decided to ditch the music paper (which now will be spinning in my mind, ohh what to make with it….) and decided to make my own paper. So my first thought was just to fill the paper with text and cut out my hearts. I picked some Bible verses filled my paper then I didn’t like the idea of cutting out some of the words…. I wonder what it would be like if I wasn’t so darn indecisive all the time…. hmmmm.. Anyways… I Picked two verses I love.

The next part was a little tricky. I did a lot of adjusting the text size shape and position.

If you like the verses I picked or just want a reference your welcome to the one I made:)

https://docs.goSogle.com/file/d/0B8kj5dbmRTVAeDdNNWxiQllDSEE/edit?usp=sharing

This is a quick overview of how I did it

Candle instructionsAfter I got everything how I wanted it I printed out my paper. then I carefully used a template I made to cut them out.

To make my template: I took a scrap piece of paper larger then my candle votive, wrapped it around, then on the inside traced around the votive. Top and bottom. When I cut it out I cut slightly inside my line about 1/8 inch.

To cut out my hearts I folded the two ends together (no not crease) then lightly foldedĀ  again leaving ends a little longer then the fold (not creasing) then gently cut out half a heart. I did it this way so they would be as alike as I could get them. If you had one of those heart cutouts that would work even better I’m sure. lol

Now to relax, have a cup of coffee, and make your paper look old!

You’ll need a cookie sheets with coffee in it (cool coffee). place a layer of papers, let soak for about 7-10 min.

now you can let them air dry or use your oven per-heated to 200*. bake about 7 minuets to dry while you have more strips soaking. Be careful when you remove your dried paper form the oven.

Now carfully modge podge them onto your votive, give them a top coat, let dry. Tada, awesome candle votives! I’d love to know what you think. Thanks for reading:)

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