Candle Decorating! Or at least trying.

There is a whole lot of planter shelf space in our house. But home decor' can be expensive! So they had been empty for a while. Eventually, one or two things were added, thanks to my mom. Then, last night, I found a couple more things on sale to add. So I gave my living room planter shelf a makeover.

As I stood back, looking it over, I decided that my white candles needed some spicing up.

At first I thought how ingenious and original my idea for adding ribbon was. But then, it occurred to me that  every crafter and their dog has probably tried this.

Anyway, at first, I thought something along these lines.

Then I decided that I already had enough flowers up there. So I kept it simple. I liked the touch. It added some color. (and yes, I know that I have two different candle sticks)

But THEN, this morning my eye caught site of some hairbows that I had made Savannah. I thought to myself, oh that ribbon would be perfect!!

I even layed the hair bow on there to see what it would look like. You know, I like it! I don't know if I have enough ribbon for it, but I do like it.

Still, I'm undecided, is ti TOO much brown? Maybe the blue-ish color looks nicer? Interior decorating is NOT a strong point for me. I thrive off of other people's opinions in this matter.

So I need your help.

Do you like the blue? Or brown better? Flower, bow, or plain?


After all, this is a VERY IMPORTANT decision!

P.S. If you've ever decorated candles before, I'd love to see!


  1. I think either ribbon would look great. The blue may be more noticeable because of the height. I also had a friend who just decorated some candles using scrapbooking paper and they turned out really cute. Here is the link to check it out http://lovethelymanfamily.blogspot.com/2009/12/from-blah-muah-candles.html. Anyway, love your new place and your kids are so cute.

  2. Personally, I like the brown with the bow, but I think any of it would look great. Cute idea!

  3. Decorating and crafty things are two skills I don't have. And a taste in? Not very good. But I still have opinions. I love blue. Almost every shade. So I'm leaning toward the blue ribbon. And honestly, what I like the most about it all is the candle sticks being different! :-)

  4. I LOVED the BLUE...but, then, I am a simple minded individual...and love simplicity. NO SURPRISE, huh? (smile) But, my first impression was..."WHAT A SUPER IDEA"! I LOVE CANDLES!!! (yes, you know that, also) (smile) But, it never occurred to me to place a RIBBON around the candle...

  5. While I LOVE polk-a-dots. I'm going with blue - it pops just a little bit more.

  6. http://timcia.blogspot.com/2009/11/black-friday.html here is another idea of what you could do. I like the brown ribbon the best, and also, using the two different candle holders makes it look really nice and is a good decorating technique because you get the different heights. It looks really nice.

  7. Oh GREAT!! I was so hoping for a majority vote here!
    I remain... undecided.

    But THANKS SO MUCH for all your input!

  8. I like it....and if I didnt I would tell you so...


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