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Spring Greenery Candle Rings

I love home decor magazines and catalogs. It’s an “I-can’t-pass-them-up and I-read-them-cover-to-cover” kind of love 🙂

As much as I enjoy reading blogs and perusing through Pinterest, there’s just something about beautiful photos that are printed on actual paper.

Anyway, I received a Grandin Road catalog in the mail and spied some candle rings covered in faux greenery. They have some with flowers, too, but the green ones were my favorite.

And (of course) I thought, “I can make something like that!”

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So, here’s how I made the candle rings that I talked about last week when I did the aged paint treatment for my candlesticks.

How to make candle rings:

First, I took some green floral stem wires (similar to these) and formed them into a circle that would fit on top of my candlestick. I used two wires per candle ring and shaped them so that they fit along the outside edge of the candlestick.

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Then I gathered up a bunch of different kinds of faux greenery. I already had most of it on hand from projects in the past.

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 I did buy these three specifically for this project. They were purchased at Michael’s.

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First, I chose one type of greenery and used wire cutters to snip off a section. I wound it around my wire form and used smaller gauge floral wire (like this) to attach it in a couple of places, being sure to leave some of the sprigs free….

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Then I chose another type and added it in the same way….

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Then I attached some fern fronds with hot glue…..

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Next, I set the candle ring on the candlestick and looked at it more closely. There were a few spots where I could see the plastic parts where the greenery was attached to the stems.

These aren’t too pretty…..

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So, I hot glued some leaves to cover those areas….

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I also filled in some bare spots and added some longer strands.

Then……..I completed this process 4 more times to make my five candle rings!

Here are all of them on my dining room table….

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I took them outside to get a better picture of their true color…..


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Have a great weekend!


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        1. Hi Laura,
          I hope you are happy with how your candle rings turn out. I think one of the best parts of doing things yourself is that you can customize them. Have a great day!

  1. Carrie, These are the loveliest additions of greenery, I’ve ever seen. Do you have a flower arranging background? I love the way they drip over the edges and I’m saving this in my favorites to use myself. Thank you.
    P.S. Do you have the most gorgeous back yard in the world? I think so.

  2. I just got my Grandin Road Catalog this week and Saturday evening headed out to the craft store to see what I could make on my own. You used the same supplies I bought or already had at home. I’m so glad someone else was as bent on this DIY project as myself. I feel so validated! I host our family Easter feast and I will host a baby shower 2 weeks before. I am going to make these for the tables. Your candle rings are awesome.

    1. I’m sure they will be beautiful on your Easter table! Thanks for taking the time to comment:)

    1. Hi Donna! I’m sorry, but I don’t sell these candle rings. I just made some for myself and put a tutorial together to show others how I did it.

  3. OMG!! Thank you for this post. I looked at these yesterday and tried very hard to validate $80 purchase for candle rings. Lol!! I, too have lots of left overs from previous project. I will definitely make some this weekend. Thank you so much post!!

    1. I know, that price point just didn’t work for me either:) I’m so glad my post was helpful! Yours will turn out great and I’d love to see what you come up with!

      1. Carrie,
        Thank you for your post! I have 6 ea plastic candles all on one electrical plug. They are each 13″ round. I have looked for rings but it is way too much money for all of them. I’m like you, I prefer the greenery. They are just too plain!
        I’m hoping this will work for me. I couldn’t find much on making the rings and then I saw your post! Thank you, I hope these works for me!

        1. Hi Kathy!
          I’m so glad my post has been helpful for you! I was the same way….needing multiple candle rings, but not wanting to pay the high price for all of them. I’m sure yours will turn out great and I’d love to see a picture of them. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Believe me when I say that your candle rings are far lovelier than those from Grandin Road. I actually purchased a set when I received my catalog and was extremely disappointed in them. The greenery used was so cheap, and quite frankly, there was too much of it. I am returning them even though I will lose my $14 shipping and following your example instead. Very nice work!!!

    1. Hi Kim, I’m sorry you were disappointed in your purchase. But I sure appreciate your kind words about my knock-off candle rings:) If you make a set, I’m certain yours will turn out beautifully. Have a great day!

  5. Thanks for the DIY!! I just saw these in a catalog and was soooo tempted but I too could not justify the price – even on sale for $68 – not happening!! Making my own and I already have lots of French candlesticks just awaiting,

    1. You’re welcome, Mary! I thought the same thing…There are some things I just can’t justify spending, especially when I can make something similar on my own:) Happy crafting!

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