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Guest Blog Post: Adorning Candles

Brighten up your winter festivities with candles—accented with simple, DIY elements. Erika Jones of A Social Life shares her custom tricks to transform any candle in minutes. Don’t miss her inspiring tablescapes at the 2015 Chicago Flower & Garden Show!

Candles are the perfect accessory to add to any table setting but sometimes they need a little sprucing up. Here is a great—and easy!—tip to give your candles a little life.

Items you will need:






Step 1.
Wrap the desired amount of ribbon around the candle. Make sure that the design on the ribbon lines up. You want the pattern to look continuous.

Step 2.
Cut the ribbon and place it to the side. Take out four straight pins

Now here is where the Band-Aid comes in.

Step 3.
Place the Band-Aid on your thumb. You’re going to be applying a lot of pressure with your thumb so the Band-Aid is to protect it. Wrap the ribbon around the candle. With one straight pin, push it slowly with your thumb at the bottom of the ribbon. Repeat at the top of the ribbon. Repeat the same process with the other end of the ribbon.

Happy Times!
Erika Jones, A Social Life

For more great tips and inspiration, follow Erika on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram! Don’t forget to grab your discounted tickets to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, taking place March 14-22, 2015 at Navy Pier. Use code NEWYEAR15 to save $5 total off box office prices, expiring December 31, 2014.



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