• Danielle Berger

Diy Harvest Tablescape 

In September, I had officially moved into my first house, which for me, was a pretty big deal coming from a basement living lifestyle (#Adulting4TheWin). With all this new space and feeling like a BOSS in my new claimed space, I prematurely decided I was going to host Thanksgiving Dinner for my family.

I was thinking this was finally my chance to GIVE THANKS right?

Well...It wasn’t until after this decision I realized how pricey this endeavour was going to be. I didn’t really think about the fact I was starting ALL my table decorations from scratch on top of having to buy all the food… It was time to pull up my DIY sleeve and get crafty.

For 2017, I went with a theme of “Harvest” as my guide for decorations and table setting needs.

To start, I made these really simple DIY Harvest Tea Lights that were inexpensive and provided a great addition to my Harvest Theme.





Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Materials:

  • Votive Candle Holder

  • Double Sided Tape

  • Dried Wheat Sheaves

  • Glue Gun + Glue Sticks

  • Twine

  • Small Pebble Rocks

  • Faux Tea Light Candles

Instructions:

STEP 1: PICK YOUR VOTIVE

To start, you’re going to need to pick your votive holder. I’ve opted for a larger votive with a rounder base.


STEP 2: DOUBLE ‘SIDE-STICK’

Take your double sided tape and wrap around the votives base. I’ve wrapped this around twice and you’ll see why next.



STEP 3: STICK ‘WHEAT’ ME HERE...

Take your wheat strands and push the stems into the double sided tape.

As you go along, snip the stems of your wheat to the size of your votive. You’ll want the head of the wheat to stick out just above the top of your tape.

This is the simple and “glue free” way but you might find a few difficult pieces that don’t like to stick like mine did. Don’t worry, just be patient… use some of those hulk muscles and give them a good push…I promise you…they will stick!

Your alternative is to use a glue gun to hold your wheat in place. Really depends how much you care about your votive?



STEP 4: TWINE TIME

The point of the twine is to cover your exposed stems.


Use a glue gun to attach your twine to the votive.

I’ve found it best to work from the bottom up. Keep wrapping it all the way around until all your stems are covered.

Secure the end with more glue.

As a sweet touch, I took a small piece of excess twine and tied a small bow at the top. This step is completely optional.

Last, add some decorative pebbles to the inside of your harvest votive and add your tea light.

I opted for faux candle for obvious safety reasons and I suggest you do too. These are cheap and can be sourced at ANY dollar store.

TA-DA!

These Harvest Tea Lights added that perfect charm to my table theme and I even gave them away as a parting gift at the end of the night.




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