Last night I was sitting in my red room staring at an ivory colored candle when it hit me, why not dress that candle for Fall? So, off to my husband's closet I went (while he was asleep, of course) and I found an old flannel shirt in just the right colors!
I grabbed my sissors and began to scheme about the best way to dress a candle.
I cut off one of the sleeves, then cut the seam part away. Once I opened out the sleeve (or what was left of it) I had enough fabric to cover two candles, but I was tired so any other candles will have to wait until another day to get dressed.
I ironed all the wrinkles out of the piece I was going to use, then ironed in a 1/4" hem around the top and the bottom. I didn't actually hem the fabric because
Next I rolled the candle up in the fabric and ironed about a 1" hem on the end so you wouldn't see an unfinished edge.
I grabbed some upholstery tacks leftover from another project and used them to secure the fabric in place around the candle.
Oh how I wished I had some brown leather buttons to glue on top of those tacks! Maybe today while my husband is at work I will check out the rest of his wardrobe and see if I can steal some!
I put the candle back into the glass holder it was in and rested it on top of a pedestal. I added some little pine cones I bought last year at Hobby Lobby.
Since the sleeve was longer than the candle circumference (wow, that's a big word for me!!), I had a little piece of fabric left over. I squared it up, ironed in a hem and placed it under this votive holder to tie my vignette together.
So here is my dressed candle! (I sure hope my husband does not recognize his shirt today!) To complete the vignette I added some Fall colored books, a frame with a pic of my mother and her sisters as kids, and I scattered a few pine cones around just because I had them out
Now my candle is dressed and ready for fall!
I am participating in the following parties:
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Fall Nesting at The Inspired Room