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Pinspiration Monday (Guest Post): DIY burlap-wrapped candle holder

Good morning and happy Monday to you! John and I are catching a plane to our tropical honeymoon destination as you read this – Wish me luck as this is my first time flying and I’m sure my nerves are a bit frayed…Can’t wait to share all of the wild stories, which I’m sure we are bound to fill up on. In the meantime, we have Amanda of Bullfrogs and Bulldogs here today to share a precious DIY craft with you. Enjoy!

Hello! I’m Amanda from over at Bullfrogs and Bulldogs and I am so excited to be guest posting today while Carrie is off on her HONEYMOON! A big congrats to you two, Carrie and John!

I’d love for you to stop by my place and say “hi” sometime! You can find me here or on facebook, twitter and pinterest as well!

Despite our mutual love of budget friendly decorating and thrift store hunting, Carrie and I actually have something else in common. She just got married and I am on my way to the alter in just about two weeks! So, in the spirit of love, today I’m here to share my super easy (and super inexpensive) DIY Burlap Love Votive Candle Holder inspired by something I saw on Pinterest a few weeks ago.

Source: Gilt Groupe

Instead of the numbers, which I may have to do down the road, I decided to stencil the word “L.O.V.E” because well, right now there is a lot of celebrating of just that very thing going around!

So here you have it! Enjoy!

How to make burlap love votive candle holders for yourself:

1. Find any votive candle holder that suits your fancy.

2. Get enough burlap (there are so many colors to choose from!) to cover the votive. Cut the burlap to fit your needs.

3. Use foam glue or some kind of clear glue to prime the edges of the burlap from fringing. I just used a paintbrush and literally painted it around the whole parameter.

4. Once I knew the look I wanted, I used masking tape as my stencil and created the lines and the lettering. Using a foam brush, I dabbed the paint on where it needed to go.

And viola! Here is the finished product!

I hope you are having the best time on your honeymoon, Carrie and John!

Amanda is the blogger behind Bullfrogs & Bulldogs, a personal account of her transition from living in the city to living a more sustainable life with her fiance on the family vineyard and farm.  Amanda’s blog is full of storytelling, beautiful photos of the farm and its many furry friends, vegan/gluten-free recipes and DIY projects – All elements that keep me coming back from more! Bullfrogs and Bulldogs can be found here, here, here, and here.

Stay tuned Wednesday for a guest post from Lisa of SpareFoot Storage Finder – She’ll be sharing her tips on achieving an organized, balanced home.

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  • April 30, 2012 - 10:09 am

    Alex Landar - Congratulations! It is a special day for me too~ so I am happy and had been looking forward (maybe slightly lesser than you guys) to this day!ReplyCancel

  • April 30, 2012 - 10:10 am

    Ainhoa - I love this project! You might have added another item to my wedding craft list, haha. I definitely have to check out Amanda’s blog.
    And I hope you’re having a great time on your honeymoon (and that you had an awesome wedding day – I can’t wait to see pictures!)ReplyCancel

    • May 6, 2012 - 3:28 pm

      Carrie - I’m glad! I love it too – Wish I had done it for our reception =) Amanda is fabulous – Definitely check out her blog…We had a blast on the honeymoon and I can’t wait to share!ReplyCancel

  • April 30, 2012 - 12:11 pm

    cravesadventure - Congrats & Happy Honeymoon – Enjoy!!!ReplyCancel

  • April 30, 2012 - 12:33 pm

    Michelle - I have had problems with burlap adhering to glass in the past. I wonder if this is a long-term glue or should a stronger adhesive be added. Of course, less stickiness means that it will be easy to change out later, right?ReplyCancel

    • May 6, 2012 - 3:32 pm

      Carrie - Hmmmm…If you’ve had trouble in the past, I say try a stronger adhesive – Maybe look for one made specifically for glass. I’m sure you can find something like that at any craft store. Good luck and let us know if it works better for you!ReplyCancel

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