Bakeware Candle Centerpiece
Use your cake pans as home décor—who would’ve thought?! This beautiful ensemble of paper, candles, and metal pans will brighten up your current decorations.
Designed by Celeste Crockett courtesy of DCWV.
- Recollections™ Paper Pad, 12"x12" – Love Letter
- Circular Cake Pan – 12"x2" and 6"x2"
- Bead Landing™ Charm Pendant – Flower
- Bead Landing™ Circular Connectors, Small (12) – Gold
- Candle, 6" – Red
- Votive Candles (12)
- Cylinder Vase, 4"
- Canvas Sheets, 12"x12"
- Ribbon, 5/8" – Ivory
- Ribbon, 7/8" – Red Sparkly
- Mesh Ribbon, 1½" – Gold
- Craft Punch – 2¼" Circle
- Paper Crafting Adhesive (or Glue Dots®)
- Low Heat Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Scrapbooking Tape
- Paper Trimmer, 12"
Cut your canvas sheet into 1-5/8"x12" strips. You will need a total of five. Put double-stick tape around all four edges on the back side of each one.
Take out your 12" pan and turn it upside down. Adhere the canvas strips to the outside wall of cake pan, creating a border. Continue until the entire outside wall is covered, cutting the excess off of the end. Go back and press firmly on all the pieces.
Repeat above step with 6" pan. Both pans should now be covered with canvas.
Choose two coordinating prints (you will need both sheets of each) from your stack. Set the duplicates aside. From the first print, cut an 11-7/8" circle for the top of the large pan and cut a 5-7/8" circle from the second print. Put them on the top of their respective pans, and adhere, pressing each one firmly into place.
Take out your second set of prints. From both pieces, cut strips that measure 12"x ¾", for a total of five strips. Line all edges of the back side with double-stick tape and apply to each of the cake pans, 3/8" down from the paper circle, and around the contour of the pan. Trim excess.
Cut your red ribbon down to ¼" wide and apply to the contour of each cake pan, flush with the bottom edge of the paper strips.
Select two coordinating prints. Cut two strips that measure 3"x12" from the first print and two strips that measure ½"x12" from the second print.
Tip: Cut out some holes in the patterned paper to allow light to pass through as the candle is burning.
Adhere the ½" strips directly to the vase, ½" down from the top. Trim excess. Adhere the 3" strips directly to the vase, overlapping ¼" onto the previous strip. As the vase has a slight taper to it, adhere the top edge first with double-stick tape, which will leave loose paper at the bottom. To resolve, take your craft knife and make six slits in the paper around the vase, beginning ¾" from the top and cutting down to the bottom. Adhere.
Cut a 17½" piece of the gold mesh ribbon. Wrap around the vase, centering between the sides, and securing only in the back (along the same line as the paper) with hot glue. Be sure when adhering to fold the top piece under ½" so that the ribbon does not fray. Take a small piece of string and thread it under the center, front area of the gold ribbon. Cinch the ribbon in towards the center and tie a double knot. Trim off edges of string.
Cut a 23" piece of ivory ribbon. Wrap this around the vase, centering between the edges of the gold ribbon and tie a square knot over the gather in the front.
Cut seven additional pieces of ivory ribbon, 3" long. Take your first piece and fold this in half, overlapping your ends one on top of the other. Adhere ends together with small amount of hot glue. Repeat with remaining pieces of ribbon.
Punch a 2¼" circle from a coordinating piece of cardstock. Adhere flower charm to the front of the circle. Adhere the ribbon loops in a flower formation to the back of the circle. Adhere circle ensemble to the front of the vase, directly in the middle of the ribbon knot.
Select your desired prints and cut 12, 7½"x2" strips. Wrap one paper strip around each candle and adhere them with glue dots, ensuring that the seam is in the back.
Cut 12, 8" pieces of the gold mesh ribbon. Adhere these one to each candle, only in the back (along the same line as the paper) with hot glue. Be sure when adhering to fold the top piece ¼" under before gluing to prevent fraying. Take a small piece of string and thread it under the center, front area of the gold ribbon. Cinch the ribbon in towards the center and tie a double knot. Trim off edges of string. Repeat.
Cut 12, 10" pieces of ivory ribbon. Tie them around each candle, directly over the gather in the gold ribbon. Trim ribbon vertically.
Finish candle by adding a small charm to the front, adhering with Glue Dots®.