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Candles and votives

Explore 42 projects, 10 articles, 7 galleries, 18 videos, and more

Dipped Candles

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Origami Lanterns

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Mesh Votive Holders with Tom

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America's Party-Perfect Pattern

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Materials
  • Several bandanas (number varies depending on project)
  • For Invitations: Two stamp-ink colors
  • For Luminarias: Red and a white paper bag of the same size
  • For Luminarias: Decorative craft punches
  • For Luminarias: Scallop scissors
  • For Luminarias: Votive candle
  • For Table Runner: Sewing kit
  • For Table Runner: Iron
  • For Drink Cover: Template
  • For Drink Cover: Disappearing-ink fabric pen
  • For Food Flags: Craft knife
  • Toothpick or skewer
  • For Food Flags: Double-sided tape
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Glitter Hurricane Lantern

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Ghostly Setting

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Lemon Candles

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Light Columns

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Geometric "topiaries" inspired by the paper sculptures of Isamu Noguchi stand on both sides of this swimming pool. A few white plastic beach balls tied to weighted lines float in the pool like pearls cut loose from a giant strand (for safety, never cover the surface of a pool with a large number of balls).
Materials
  • Bamboo stick or dowel, 6 feet long and 1 inch in diameter
  • 50-bulb string of lights
  • Paper lanterns (ours were 14 inches in diameter)
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