Friday, February 3, 2012

Felt Votive Candle Holders- Part 2 of 2

Votive holder embellished with silk paper, silk yarn and beads...


...and one with silk yarn and 'snipped out' holes.


Guess who made the orange one?!?  :)


Our candle holders in use at dinner one night...


...and an aerial view. :)


I just love the warm light that shines through the thin felt...


...making everything (and everyone!) around them a little more beautiful...


...and chasing the winter's chill away!


This is a quick and easy project requiring very little roving...

...and you really cannot make an unattractive one, no matter how you choose to embellish them!

Just remember to make the felt very thin and light (two fine layers will do)...

...in order to get the maximum 'glow' from each votive holder.

We used silk yarn for some and sparkly synthetic yarns for others...

...but you could also play around with all manner of gauzy fabrics or free-form crocheted bits.

As Fiona suggests, and for safety's sake...

...do place the candles on glass jar lids and not directly on the felt...

...and don't leave them burning if you leave the room.

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34 comments:

vilterietje said...

love them:)

Karen said...

OOOO how romantic,dont they look Fabulous. I love them :)

red2white said...

I love how they look all together lit in the dark, very cozy.

Heather Woollove said...

Riet--Thanks!!
Karen--They really are, aren't they? I have to admit (grudgingly)that this time, I actually prefer the white- on-white ones!
Monika--Thank you! Quite cozy, indeed! :)

WonderWhyGal said...

I love how the light shows through. They are great and...very romantic yet totally sassy and fun.

AgDaFilc said...

WoW, fantastic idea! It makes smooth and warm climate around. Lovely :)

Rachel said...

They do create a lovely warm glow!

Linda said...

Heather, I love these candle holders! They are amazing and beautiful and so effective.
Take care

Susan D said...

They look so romantic lit up

Heather Woollove said...

Andrea, AgDa, Rachel, Linda and Susan--Thanks so much!! (It's an easy project ...try it!!)

Andria said...

They look gorgeous. Candlelight is very flattering!

Kathryn Ray said...

Wow! Just Beautiful!!

Heather Woollove said...

Andria and Kathryn--Thank you!!

Melissa Plank said...

How extraordinary! Those look festive with or without a candle! It's a really great idea, I love projects like this!

Melissa said...

Love how they glow!

Voie de Vie said...

I love, love, love these - and that orange one is da bomb.

Everything is better with candles. :)

Spinster Beth said...

LOL, I thought the candles were right in the felt, and I was very puzzled!

Ruth said...

They look lovely with the light shining through!

Jocelyn said...

You make the coolest things.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks so much, ladies! I'm glad you like them, too. Anytime you put light behind thin felt, I think it adds a special 'something'
:)

whendidibecomeaknitter said...

Super pretty!

Grazyna said...

Great Heather!!!

Heather Woollove said...

Keri and Grazyna--Thanks!

FeltersJourney said...

These are lovely Heather. I love the warm glow from felted votives / lanterns.

I use flickering LED tealights in mine - they flicker and look just like a candle & the batteries last for about 60 hours before you need to change em.
xx

AllyB said...

Oh, so, beautiful! Makes me want to do some felting. I have plenty of fiber around here to get started with :)

Kathleen said...

Oh wow, these are beautiful. I hardly know if I like them better unlit or lit, they look completely different (and equally amazing) either way. I wonder if my mom has any silk yarn I could use to give this project a try, yours are totally inspiring!

Pumpkin said...

Those are so beautiful and impressive. They really do take on a whole other life when lit!

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--That's a super idea, to use LED lights!! I'll have to buy some!
Ally--Oh, yes, do!! I'd love to see what you come up with!
Kathleen--You don't have to use silk yarn...wool yarn will actually felt in better, and if it's easier for you to find, then by all means, use it!!
Pumpkin--Thanks so much! (I prefer them lit as well.)

Sandie Knapp said...

The little candle holders are really lovely. Such a warm glow comes off them. I'm glad you mentioned taking safety precautions as not everyone would think of that. Absolutely lovely. :)

Viltalakim said...

beautyful!!

Fiona said...

So beautiful Heather!
They look lovely all lit up! Perfect for the winter table! As to the article in Living crfats- I would normally make these like you did, with the flat resist, but I thought for beginning felters, the idea of going from flat to round working with written instructions might be a little confusing, so I thought the balloon made it the visualizing more clear ...plus when making them with children they love to bounce and toss the ballooon around!
Beautiful project!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Sandie and Kim!!
Fiona--I know what you mean about the 'messy, fun bouncing' being the best part for kids. I will definitely keep this in mind for my 'one day' grandchildren! :) XXO

Het Wolbeest said...

I LOVE your candle holders!! They're absolutely magnificent! Such a beautiful warm light! Warm regards, Alexandra.

Heather Woollove said...

Alexandra--Thanks!! We really have been enjoying using them!