Monday, March 07, 2016

May Arts Design Team Challenge: Americana Votive

As part of the May Arts design team we were recently issued a Pinterest inspired challenge. In that challenge we were to use the inspiration piece  below and make it our own. 

When I think Spring I think flowers—and I especially love gorgeous red flowers! Admittedly, when it comes to craft projects I typically find I am not a “frilly” crafter. But, I dearly love the 2.5 Inch Ivory Sheer Frayed Flower Ribbon from May Arts and tend to reach for it when embellishing DIY projects. The first thing that caught my eye about the inspiration piece was the coloring of that particular flower ribbon. Even though I never light them, I adore the look of decorative candles. So, I decided to use my DecoArt So Soft fabric paint to create a pepper red flower and embellish this custom votive, which I can add to the Americana décor that adorns my home throughout the year.

Creating this design is amazingly easy:

1. Wrap the votive with  Navy Wired Edge Fringe Ribbon followed by 7/8 inch Red Solid Checkered Ribbon.

2. Paint the 2.5Inch Ivory Sheer Frayed Flower Ribbon with So Soft fabric paint; let dry.

3. Cut out flower design; adhere to votive.

4. Cut bead from 3/8 Inch Multi-Size Beaded String – White; adhere to flower center.

And, there you have it!

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Melissa Craig said...

I like the candle more than the inspiration card! These would be cute to have on tables to decorate for 4th of July cookout. said...

Such a beautiful red, white, and blue decorative candle!!! Gorgeous!

Donna Phelan said...

Love your decorated votive, so clever! (I also loooooove the sentiment on that inspiration card!) Happy Spring!!!