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What you Make of It Dime Store Chic with Elizabeth Holcombe: Birthday Wreath

Make this very easy “Celebration” wreath!

Candle Holder Wreath 1



I began with a whole lot of vintage and new plastic flower-shaped birthday candle holders (you can find them at party stores and on-line auctions), a foam wreath form, glue, a few straight pins, a roll of crepe paper, and a few scraps of ribbon and/or rickrack.

Candle Holder Wreath 2


Wrap the crepe paper around the foam wreath form, covering the form completely. Glue or pin the ends to the back of the wreath. On the front of your wreath, stick the pointy end of the birthday cake candle holders in through the paper and into the foam. You may want to put a drop of glue on the end of the candle holder to secure it into the wreath. Continue putting the candle holders into the wreath in random fashion so you end up with a pretty “garden” on the front of the wreath! Allow the glue (if used) to dry.

  Candle Holder Wreath 3

Take the scraps of ribbon and/or rickrack, stack them, and then pin the ends of the stacks to the back of the wreath at 10 and 2 o’ clock to form a hanger.


Hang your wreath when it’s time to celebrate or for every day fun!

Elizabeth Holcombe Fedorko, aka Bethsbagz, began her checkered crafting career when at four she realized using paste on paper was better than eating it. Inspired by vintage dime store treasures, vintage fabric, and a no-fear attitude toward color, Beth crafts totes, pin cushions, wreaths, and corsages into her Dime Store Chic creations. Beth would love you to take a peek into her whimsical world at her blog.


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wow, what a neat use for candle holders! i would never have thought of this.

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