One of the easiest crafts I made for this Christmas and winter season was a candle wreath… also known as a candle ring. Let’s take a look at 5 easy steps – how to make candle rings.
5 EASY STEPS – HOW TO MAKE CANDLE RINGS
Do you have a special set of candle holders that you love?
I do… several years ago a friend gifted them to me from Pier 1 (thanks, Peg!)… and I love them!
You know, they are one of those decor items that I just can’t find anything in the same category that I like more.
Can you relate?
However, there are definite times that I think, “I wish I could change those up a bit… give ’em a little sumpin’-sumpin’.”
So, I’m thinkin’ YOU might be thinkin’ the same thing!
Well, this Christmas I figured out an easy way to create candle rings in 5 easy steps! Problem solved!
And these aren’t just for Christmas!
Today’s mini candle wreaths are part of my frosty minty winter decor that are effortlessly transitioning from my frosty minty Christmas home.
Because, why fix somethin’ when it ain’t broke. Just tweak it a bit! Makes sense, right?
And why stop at winter wreaths?
These can even be created as summer candle rings…
Can you say spring candle decor?! I sure can! 😉
Well then, let’s get to the 5 easy steps for how to make a candle ring.
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What You Will Need
It doesn’t take very much at all to create these gorgeous seasonal candle rings.
You will need:
- Floral wire… I used a very thin gauge and doubled it… you can use a thicker gauge if you want (I would! ;-))
- Floral tape (Use green tape if your florals are green, use white tape if your florals are in the grey/silver tones (like mine are))
- Wire cutters
- Your favorite florals stems. For my winter wonderland candle rings, I used a silver ‘berry’ floral stem from Hobby Lobby, like this)
And that’s it! So easy, but these floral candle wreaths really pack a punch.
5 Easy Steps – How to Make a Candle Ring
Mini Floral Wreath Base – Step 1
The first step to creating a seasonal candle ring is to form your floral wire base.
Simply take your floral wire and loosely wrap it around your candle. If your wire is thin, wrap it around twice.
Using your wire cutters, snip the wire at this point, and then wrap your floral tape around it, creating a ring.
Floral tape is a bit ‘sticky’ and easy to tear, so if it tears off, just take your tape and place it where it tore off and start again. It’s super easy to use!
Choose Your Faux Florals and Cut Them Apart – Step 2
Choose your favorite faux florals and greenery. Think:
- Greenery, (like cypress, cedar (for winter/Christmas), or even eucalyptus or Lamb’s Ear, or even boxwood)
- Seeded stems/berries (for winter/Christmas, I used the silver berries/seeds pictured. But you can use holly berries, white berries (for a more neutral tone) or anything you like!
- Any pretty/small flower stems. Again, seeded eucalyptus would work great, cotton stems, Baby’s Breath, or any tiny/medium sized seasonal flowers like these)
Cut apart the faux florals, leaving enough ‘stem’ to attach to the wire ring base. Cut apart different lengths to make the mini candle wreath ‘interesting’.
Attach the Faux Florals to the Candle Ring Wire – Step 3
Here’s where the floral tape comes in again. 🙂
Take one of your ‘stems’ and hold it against the wire ring and wrap floral tape around the end of the stem and ring, attaching them together.
Then, going in the same direction, take another stem, lay the floral part on the last wrapped stem (to hide the floral taped area), and tape the stem.
This will look strange to begin with, but trust me, as you go around, it will take the form of a wreath.
Continue wrapping stems around the wire base until the wreath is formed.
Fluff and Adjust the Mini Candle Wreath – Step 4
Turn and bend your faux floral stem on your candle ring.
At this point, you can add more stems where necessary.
Display Your Seasonal Candle Rings – Step 5
Okay, this isn’t really a step, but I needed to make it an uneven number because… well, that’s just the way we DIY/decor bloggers work, okay? 😉
Have fun using your mini candle wreaths in all sort of ways.
Add it to pillar candle holders you already have…
Want a more dramatic look? Use ‘flimsy’ greenery/florals to create a ‘drape-y’ candle ring.
Think about adding them to taper candlesticks.
You can even add them to a 3-wick candle jar to dress-things-up!
What about adding some ribbon and hanging these mini wreaths on your cabinet doors, or in front of a mirror?
So many ways to use these by just adjusting the size of the wire base!
How would YOU use these mini candle wreaths in your home?