I bought a package of large tea lights this week on a whim. They weren’t expensive, and I have this thing about candles. On the day of my high school graduation, there was this huge storm, and we lost power all afternoon and evening. My sister and I still lived at my parents’ house at that point. Together we were able to light up the house well enough to open presents and even have some pictures of me doing so. But I digress…
I have also been itching to use this adorable washi tape that I ordered a couple weeks ago from Pick Your Plum. (If you haven’t signed up for Pick Your Plum’s daily deals yet, you definitely should.)
Put the two together, and I have these now adorable tea lights to set out on their own without any candle holders. Because let’s be honest – tea lights are not attractive on their own.
The washi tape wasn’t quite wide enough for the candle, so I did one wrap around flush against the top ridge and a second wrap around starting wherever the pattern best matched up. I debated cutting off the access but ended up folding it under the bottom instead. Way easier and worked fine. The only one I didn’t wrap around twice was the birds; the pattern doesn’t lend itself to that sort of thing.
These were really quick and barely use any tape. I think this would be so awesome for birthday parties and other events. I might have even done these at my wedding with matching colors if I had been up on the washi tape phenomena last year.
Now – go make some tea lights pretty!