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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

How to make decorative candle rings

Wondering how to make pillar candle rings?  We are excited to share with you today how to make pillar candle rings with feathers!

Fall candle rings can be so easy to make.  Candle rings are also very affordable to make with items you already have around your home.  Put this cardboard boxes to good use with these candle rings. 

I am so excited to share with you how to make decorative candle rings!  These are so easy to make, yet super affordable too!  

What do these three items have in common?

Absolutely nothing, until today!  

Do you have boxes sitting around your home?  What do you do with them?  Why not use them in your decor?  Yep, that's right... use boxes in your decor.

What you will need for this project:
  1. Small cardboard box
  2. Glue Gun
  3. Glue Sticks
  4. Feathers  

Let's face it, we purchase more online now than any other time in our lives.  In our household?  Everything is purchased online.

One, it is easier for us.  Two, we have been doing it for years, why change now?

When I made the feather arrangement last week, I mentioned I sometimes like dark and moody decor.  Well, that is surfacing with the season change upon us.

When I looked at our table, I was not very happy with the boxwood balls on our chunky candlesticks, I decided they were not "fall" enough for me right now.  If you remember, I mentioned before we use them throughout the year, but just change up the way they look for each season.

I decided the black feathers was something I am really drawn to this year for fall so why not utilize the leftovers we had on hand?  

I see more changes coming to the dining room in my mind's eye, but we will have to see how it all plays out.

Remember...  I am not exactly a planner, I am more of a fly by the seat of my pants kind-of gal... it just seems to work for me when it comes to decor for our home.

Yes, it does drive Mr. VS crazy, but he has gotten used to the method of my madness over the years.  

If you also recall, I do not like to spend a lot of money when making changes around the house either.  Frugal, cheap, eclectic, whatever you want to call me... I know what I like, but I also love working with that smallish budget.

I am also a fan of those mansions of the Gilded Age, as I have mentioned before.  Yes, some of those homes are pretty over the top and their décor may be too opulent for our cozy cottage, but I do still like working in that direction, just on a smaller scale.

I like to think I accomplished that today, and I really like the price tag of about $2.50 per candle holder!

When we purchased the shams for our bedroom, they came in two small boxes.  For whatever reason, I hung onto those small boxes.  Why? Not sure, but I am glad that I did.

I traced two circles on one side of the cardboard from the box.  

Then I cut those circles out.

I placed them on top of my candlesticks and saw they fit pretty well sitting on top of them.

Then I began adding hot glue and those lovely feathers to the cardboard following around the edge of the circle.

When it sat on top of those chunky candlesticks, I was smiling from ear to ear since it was definitely the look I was going for.  Now, if I was making this for someone else, I would have made sure the top of the cardboard was covered on top to give it a more finished look, but this is for my house and a candle plopped right on top... we can't go getting a big head and getting perfect around our perfectly imperfect cottage now, can we?  

I like to add character and little touches of our personality in our home, and I like to think we hit the nail on the head with this little project.  It has the perfect balance of those upscale feathers reminding me of fine dining in those mansions I dream of (not to live in, just their decor), and it also fits within my budget, or the one I decided would be perfect for this little ole project.  

Now I feel like I have a finished look in the dining room on our table with our feather arrangement. 

The boxwoods have been moved to the attic until they make their reappearance.  Move your decor around and then you will always feel like you have a new look.  How frugal is that?  I do this pretty often.  My husband will come home and say you moved things around, wasn't that in the living room?  Yep!  It's a way to always have a new look, but be free décor!  

One of my friends growing up was always changing up her home, and I often wondered how she could afford to do it all of the time?  She would just buy a new shower curtain on a whim... new dishes?  No problem, the list went on and on...   

I thought about it and I often wondered if it was because she bought items she tired of easily?  Flashy, in style, vibrant... Me?  I tend to stay neutral and then change up the smaller items in our home.  It helps in keeping your decorating cost low.      

I can tell you, we will always have this dining room table.  We will always have the buffet, and the other buffet piece we change up every now and then.  The china cabinet?  Yep, staying... 

Do you enjoy changing things up all of the time, or do you purchase pieces that will become family heirlooms?  I like to think there are some items in this cottage that will never change, and others?  They will never stay the same... 

You can see I still have some things to change up with fall approaching, I wonder what I will come up with next?  I am really getting excited and ready to jump into fall with both feet!  Are you ready?  

Would you like to comment?

  1. What a great idea! You are going to have fun using these for decor in any season.

  2. Thank you so much Paula! Easy and cute? I am all in! So many ideas...

  3. Replies
    1. Thank you Carol. We like to see how creative we can get around our cottage.

  4. Oh my goodness that turned out beautiful! thank you for the inspiration.

    1. Thank you Junk to Gems, we appreciate your feedback! Sometimes we are unsure how our crazy ideas will turn out, but we were really happy with this one!

  5. These are so pretty!! Using the cardboard circle was brilliant! Pinning!

    1. Thank you so much Cindy! We appreciate your feedback and comments! 😊

  6. Very pretty. I have Pheasant feathers and love them and haven't used them. Not sure why because I love them. You inspired me and I will be working them into my fall décor this year!

    1. So happy I could inspire you to use your feathers. Thank you for your comment!

  7. I love how simple yet elegant this project is! Thank you so much for sharing, Cara!

    1. Thank you Becky! I really enjoyed this project since it came to me on the fly. I always think those projects turn out the best.