Everything is so much cuter in mini size, don’t ya think? Especially these DIY Mini Candlestick Wreaths (or sometimes called candle rings), which would be so perfect for a centerpiece or a simple vignette in your home.
I have an adorable 7 year old daughter, who inherited some mini genes from her dads side of the family. Because my husband and I are pretty average in height, I didn’t ever imagine we would have a child who was short for her age. But alas, this sweetie is as cute as a button and quite possibly the shortest in her class.
I love it. Her daddy loves it. Everyone seems to love her cute little 7 year old self that still fits in 5T clothes.
Just on our recent drive to her gymnastics performance, she lamented to me how she hated being different.
Her friends like pink and purple, and she likes blue and white. Her friends love candy, and she just wants to eat juicy fruit. Her friends want to play dolls and she just wants to run around and do flips. Not to mention, the glasses and bangs.
But worst of all, she just hated hated HATED . . . being little.
I asked, “Why in the world would you hate being so cute and little?!”
She said, “It makes me different, and people still talk to me like I’m a baby.”
To which I then realized, she was probably referring to how I talk to her sometimes. Whoops. #canthelpmyself
We then had a simple discussion on how being different is good, and how handy being little is when you can squeeze into the tiniest places for hide and seek.
And most importantly, how much her mommy loves her, just as she is . . . my little mini me.
So . . . I felt it fitting to dedicate this mini candlestick wreath tutorial to my mini daughter. Not only because I’m sure it’s every child’s wish to have a tutorial dedicated to them, but also because it is proof that everything is cuter in mini size.
Watch this short video my husband and I put together to show you how to make DIY Candlestick Wreaths, and get a glimpse at all the cuteness from my mini 7 year old.
Now just imagine how darling these mini wreaths would look in your centerpieces and vignettes. I used fresh baby’s breath because I love the simplicity, but you can get as creative as you wish with this concept.
Go for faux flowers or real flowers, or try a variety of flowers.
Even use them as floral crowns, which is exactly what all my daughters did once I gave them the go. But I think they look lovely over a candle by itself, or propped up on candlesticks.
So many possibilities in this fun project!
Let’s talk about all the supplies, sources and steps for these mini wreaths, and be sure to make it to the bottom of the post where I am joining a group of lovely bloggers sharing all their wreath ideas for you.
- Grapevine Wire
- I found this stuff at Hobby Lobby, and loved how the wrap on the wire was so easily camouflaged. I’m not sure what it is really intended for, but it worked so good for these mini wreaths. Here is a source on Amazon for similar grapevine wire.
- Floral Wire
- Any floral wire will do
- To trim flowers
- Wire Cutters
- Fresh, faux, a variety or all the same. It’s up to you!
- Candles and Candlesticks
- These log candle holders also came from Hobby Lobby, but any candle holder wide enough to fit your candles will work great and bring it’s own unique look.
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HOW TO MAKE MINI CANDLESTICK WREATHS OR CANDLE RINGS
Measure how much wrapped grapevine wire you will need to make it around the candle, plus a little extra for securing the ends together.
To secure the ends, simply wrap them around each other.
Snip your first piece of flowers, lay the stem down on the wreath form, and secure in place by wrapping floral wire around the stem.
Continue this process with the second piece, stacked on top of the first stem and going in the same direction.
Continue stacking and securing stems until your wreath is full.
Admire your beautiful work!
Don’t those look so fun to make?! In fact, I think this project calls for a girls night out for you and your friends and family, eh?
But while we are on the topic of mini insecurities, I’m kind of nervous about raising a child who is so prone to feeling insecure. She is so precious and I ache desperately to have her feel how wonderful all her differences are. Any thoughts and suggestions from my readers are way more than welcome!
Thanks so much for being here today with me and I’m so excited that the Seasonal Simplicity series is back again; and this time it’s to celebrate Summer! Today I’ve joined up with a talented group of bloggers sharing a beautiful wreath project with you all! So grateful to my friend Krista from The Happy Housie for organizing this series of events. Be on the lookout for so much more! You might also enjoy my Embroidery Hoop Wreath tutorial, perfect for Summer time as well.
Enjoy the inspiration and ideas!