The other day I was at a holiday market and I saw a round votive holder with a piece of burlap wrapped around the middle and some other embellishments attached so that inspired my Decorated Christmas Votive Holder. Stampin’ Up! no longer carries the wide burlap ribbon , but we do have this 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon which is very soft, flexible and easy to use. For a little accent I also wrapped around the Real Red 3/8″ Stitched Ribbon. I love red and I love this ribbon! Stampin’ Up! really has the best RED, don’t you agree?!
To decorate the votive, I decided on the Christmas tree in the Santa’s Sleigh Stamp Set. The tree is really too tall for the votive but the design was such that I could cut the top off the tree and it still looked fine. I also stamped the red bows that come in the set and colored with a Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker and adhered to the tree. (Both the Real Red & Crumb Cake Markers can be purchased in the Holiday Catalog). You can’t see it in the photo, but I also felt compelled to play with both Wink of Stella Glitter Brushes! I applied a little of the Gold Wink of Stella to the tree branches and some Clear Wink of Stella to the bows. Those glitter brushes are dangerous – once you start using them you can barely make yourself stop, they are so much fun! For the star on top of the tree, I used a retired star punch and Gold Glimmer Paper.
I think there are so many possibilities for decorating little votive holders for Christmas like this one. Pick up a few at the store, get out your stamping stuff, and see what you come up with! They will make nice little gifts.