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Braided Candle Mat

Braided Candle Mat

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I always have a candle on my stove and I love dressing them up for the holidays. This braided candle mat is the perfect way to do that. It was inexpensive and super simple to make! You can make one of these for any holiday just by switching up the fabrics. Since fall is coming I decided to use some orange fabric in mine. Let me show you how easy these are to make!

Materials:

  • 3 long strips of fabric
  • someone to hold the end while you braid OR some tape
  • Cardboard
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • Drawing compass
  • pencil
  • scissors

How to:

Step 1: Take a drawing compass and draw a circle onto a piece of cardboard that is about 1 inch larger around than what the candle is. Cut the circle out.

Step 2: The first thing to do is to rip off three long strips of fabric. I did two orange and a white in the middle, but you could switch it up however you’d like. The possibilities are literally endless.

Step 3: Find someone to hold one end of your fabrics while you braid it. If you can not fins someone to do this then hot glue the ends together and then tape them them to a table as you braid. Its is tough to get started if no one is holding it but gets easier after the first couple of braids. Make sure you are untangling the fabric as you braid or you will have a big knot towards the middle. Once you get to the end hot glue the ends of the fabric together so they don’t come undone.



Step 4: There should be a dot a dot in the center of the cardboard from the compass, that will be our guide. Glue one end of the braid on to that center dot. You will have to push and glue so it stays flat. Then begin to glue and wrap the fabric around the cardboard until you get to the end. Once you reach the end you will have to do some glueing and tucking to get it to look the way you want.

And that is it! You now have a cute braided candle mat made from some scrap piece of fabric you may have thrown away.

 

If you decide to make this DIY  I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends!  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube 

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