Holiday DIY Project by Beth Helmstetter
December 4, 2009
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It's time for another DIY Holiday Project and this one, by Beth Helmstetter, is total perfection. Whether you gift it to your girlfriends for the holidays or you use it as decor in your own affair, the end result is pure loveliness. Oh and by the way, Beth's blog is FULL of inspiration and ideas that are so easy to fall in love with, so easy to obsess over.

DIY project by Beth Helmstetter

image by Jose Villa

From Beth...

Every now and then I receive emails from girls searching for the candles used in Louisa and John's wedding. Truth be told, these were a super easy, DIY project created by my team for the wedding which are so simple, I have even made a few for my personal collection. I find them to be the perfect compliment to not only weddings but to my own holiday decor. So whether you are want to make them for your own nuptials or just looking to dress up that mantel, here's the scoop:


Inexpensive Straight Cylinder vase or candle holder (can be found for $3 to $10 at craft stores like Michael's)
Eyelet Material or material of choice by the yard (We found ours in the fashion district of downtown LA, but there are plenty of resources online as well)
measuring stick
Spray Fabric Adhesive


1. First measure the height of your glass hurricane and cut the eyelet material to the appropriate width.

2. Spray the fabric adhesive onto the hurricane holder and wrap the candle slowly with the material, being sure to smooth out any wrinkles as you apply the material.

3. Trim the material that isn't straight or that might be overflowing at the top of the candle holder. Allow to dry for up to 24 hours prior to use.

That's it! Easy peasy! One last quick tip when searching for the right material for your candle holder. Some people prefer lace or a great sheer, but no matter what make sure to buy fabric by the yard, rather than trim. You will drive yourself crazy searching for a trim that is pre-cut to exactly 9" wide or whatever the case may be. Also, we intentionally avoided materials with scalloped edging or a delicate trim. This allowed the candle holders to be uniform when we trimmed the final product.