DIY {Do It Yourself} Festive Hanging Mercury Glass Candle Votives

Earlier this week, I told you about how I hung purple mercury glass votives from the Shaker peg board throughout our house for our Winter Solstice party. I realize very few of you will have Shaker pegs hanging all over your house -but rest assured- there are other uses for these festive hanging candle votives!They are easy to make and look fantastic hanging from tree branches in the back yard or in arrangements that you have inside. As you might recall, I first made them for the DesignTV Joss and Main Party and placed them in the branches of the largest flower arrangement. This look is great for wedding floral centerpieces, or for more intimate affairs. As a matter of fact, I have an old curtain wire on our screened in porch and hang the votives from that during Summertime evenings.I like to make each votive slightly different so that they all hang at various heights. This makes the look feel a bit more rustic and homespun. The first thing you do is wrap your wire around the base of the glass votive about three times. Wind the ends around itself to secure the loop.Next, make three pieces of wire about the same length. They need to be twice the length that you want the votive to hang down from the branch, peg, light fixture, Christmas roping, garlands, doorknob, or wherever you plan to hang it. Fold the wire in half around the votive loop you made and twist the three folded wires (now six ends) together to make the hanging hook on top.Voilà! Repeat as many times as the amount of hanging glass votives that you will need. If you decide to do this project at home: I beg you to use the battery operated LED flicker lights and not real candles. No one will know the difference – AND – you will insure yourself an evening without a visit from the fire department. Okay? Thanks!