Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ribbon Candle Rings

I didn't have any candle rings or bobeches 
to match my new red, white and blue summer
 all-American decor...so I made some.
These are mini wreaths made with things I had on hand:
 wire clothes hanger and a few scraps of ribbon.
 Cut the hanger into about 4" pieces and 
shape into a circle.
It will give you a circle of about 1"D....
(pi x D) if you're a 'math genius' or 
married to one.
Conversation goes like this:
math genius: how big do you want the circle?
me: about this big (holding up a bobeche).
math genius: to get a 1-1/4"D circle I'll
 need to cut a 4"piece, 
pi=3.1416 x diameter desired.
me: fine (yikes!)
 Anyway....back to the fun part. 
I cut lots of ribbon onto small pieces. 
I just eyeballed it here. 
If the ribbon is too wide I cut it in half lengthwise. 
 Then I just tied them on
 until it was nice and full.
 Here they are decorating the base of my
 candles. Very festive.
This is the counter tray vignette for summer....
very patriotic!


  1. How cute and clever is that!!! I love it. Hope you had a great holiday weekend. I was packing.....still:):) XO, Pinky

  2. Hi- These are so very cute! What a great idea to change the colors when you need something specific. I may borrow this for an upcoming shower....Thanks

  3. Simple but oh so effective - good job!

  4. Hello Rita,
    What a great low cost idea for candle rings! I wonder if this would work for napkin rings. I have been trying to find some red, white and blue napkin rings, with no avail. I hope you don't mind if I steal your idea and try it. I just recently found your blog. It is my new FAV.

    Love and Blessings,

  5. Very cute idea. I know what you mean about Math Geniuses. My daughter has a degree in Math and does this all the time, eg. pizza size/value. Funny how they find ways to apply it.

  6. Rita, This is such a cute idea! I hope you don't mind if I borrow this for the July 4th.

  7. How creative. I am going to steal
    lol copy your idea for making napkin rings.