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Evergreen Bobeches

Here's a much less formal holiday version of bobeches, those little glass collars meant to catch dripping candle wax.




  • 18-gauge wire
  • Candle
  • Evergreen leaves, bay-laurel leaves, or boxwood or juniper branch tips
  • 22-gauge floral wire
  • Pliers or sharp scissors


  1. Step 1

    Form a circle of 18-gauge wire just larger than the candle you intend to use.

  2. Step 2

    Choose evergreen leaves, bay-laurel leaves, or boxwood or juniper branch tips of relatively even scale and size.

  3. Step 3

    You'll need 12 to 18 inches of 22-gauge floral wire per bobeche to attach branch tips to each wire circle. Begin by attaching one leaf or tip to the wire circle by wrapping it together with floral wire.

  4. Step 4


    Without cutting the floral wire, add another evergreen piece overlapping the first, and wrap with wire to secure. Repeat, completely covering the circle.

  5. Step 5

    Cut the floral wire, and twist it to secure. Your best damask tablecloth is now safe.

Martha Stewart Living, December/January 1996/1997



Reviews (4)

  • Sagaponack 17 Nov, 2008

    I would like to see some NEW craft ideas

  • HoosierAwayFromHome 13 Aug, 2008

    Finally a use for the enormous juniper the former owners planted in our backyard! I hate the tree, but these "candle collars" are adorable!

  • belovedofgd 8 May, 2008

    I love this one! Can't wait for the holidays to do it.

  • mamina51 22 Nov, 2007

    veryeasy and atractive