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Thursday, July 9, 2015

DIY Raffia Wrapped Votives

Hi everyone. 
I have a really cute and simple little craft for you today. Bright beach inspired  DIY raffia wrapped votive candles for your patio or anywhere. They are also budget friendly as all the supplies came from the Dollar Tree.  Aren't they adorable in this little beach vingette.

Vintage, Paint and more... Raffia wrapped votives in a beach inspired vignette

I started with a couple of votive candles in jars and a couple of rolls of raffia that I found at our Dollar Tree. The raffia comes in packages of three skeins - a royal blue, a turquoise and a lime green - bright, very fun colors.

Vintage, Paint and more... raffia and votive jar from Dollar Tree to make a raffia wrapped votive

I simply wrapped each votive jar with the raffia using a little hot glue here and there to keep it in place.

Vintage, Paint and more... DIY raffia wrapped votive jar

Then I added a little bit of twine by winding it around and tying it in place.  I glued a shell over the knot and wallah - you have a very cute little votive to use on your beach inspired patio or any where that you like.

Vintage, Paint and more...DIY raffia wrapped votive jars for a beach inspired decor
Here are mine on my Twine Wrapped Table I made.  I placed them in a little beach inspired vignette with a "faux" beach glass painted bottle wrapped with twine and filled with some beach grasses and a bucket of shells and twig balls.

Vintage, Paint and more... raffia wrapped votive jars in a beach inspired vignette with a faux beach glass painted bottle and shells on a twine wrapped table

So cute - so beachy - and so quick to make. I love these bright colors.

Vintage, Paint and more... raffia wrapped votives with sea shells on a twine wrapped table

Do you have a beach decor going for the summer?  These would be perfect for it.  Tell me about what you have been doing - love to hear from you in the comments below

Until next time - have fun creating something you love.  

I will be linking up to the parties listed on Where I Party page.  Please go by and check them out - you will find so much great creativeness and inspiration at each one.

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  1. Such a neat idea! Love "dollar store" projects. Love the color you chose!

  2. This is my kind of craft...easy and BEAUTIFUL!

  3. These just turned out so pretty! The idea would work well for any holiday.

  4. I'm dropping by from the Home Matters link party. This is such a wonderful craft idea! So easy and inexpensive! I'm putting this on my list of things to do this weekend!!

    I have a link party that I am trying to grow. I invite you to share this idea (and a couple of others) at my Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link up at I think my readers would LOVE this idea, too.

    My linkup is open Wednesday through Friday at midnight Mountain Daylight Time. So there isn't much time to link up today. I hope to see you there! If you can't make it, maybe you could participate in my link up next week.

    I also have a giveaway where you can win 3 movies (Woman in Gold, Big Eyes, and The King's Speech) and a $25 gift certificate. I invite you to enter my giveaway. (There aren't too many entries so you have a great chance of winning!)

    All the best,

  5. I love cute, simple, and inexpensive diy projects!!!

  6. love the cute sea shell motif on your candles so super cute
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  7. Thanks for sharing this Wrapped votives at Dream Create and Inspire


  8. I love these! I'm always looking for new ways to use dollar store items and beach decor. Combining the two is perfect. Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  9. Great beachy feel Cathy! Thanks for sharing them with SYC.

  10. omg i was there and picked up two sets of that rafia - when I got home I was like wait this isn't twine....good to know what it is and a great way to use it. We were at the brothers the other day and he had these lovely bottles that I stole for something like this so great to have a reference. :) You are always so awesome Cathy!

    1. Thank you so much and I am so glad you are going to be able to use your raffia. I think you'll have a lot of fun with it. Can't wait to see your bottles.