Monday, April 11, 2011

Picket Fence Votive

Hi Crafters!

I've always loved cottage gardens with picket fences. This votive holder is reminiscent of that look with its bead flowers and the wire vining around the wood pickets. It's a craft that you and the kids can do together. Make it to decorate your Easter table or as a gift for Mother's Day.

Here are the materials you'll need: Picket fence, craft wire, acrylic beads and a votive candle holder.
You'll also need wire cutters, pliers, paint and a paintbrush.

Cut the picket fence where it meets when wrapped around the votive.

Press the wire ends against the pickets with the pliers.

Paint the fence in your favorite spring color.

Cut a piece of wire about 8" long and leaving a tail, wrap it around a picket on one end of the fence and then the other end to hold the fence in a circle. Add beads to the ends of the wire and curl the ends of the wire. Craft wire is easy to curl using a pencil or a dowel, or you can use round nose pliers. Cut another piece of wire and make another wrap in the same way to secure the ends together.

Continue the process varying the lengths of the wire and placement on the fence until it's covered as much as you like. Slide it over the votive.

Here's a set in green. You can also use this design as a napkin ring. Or, you could put it around a small vase or flower pot.

I'm sure you can think of a few variations of your own. Have fun adding your own touches and being creative!

Happy crafting!



  1. I Love this idea! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great idea! I especially love that you can use it in more than way. Thank you for posting it!

    Wishing You Creativity,
    Suzann Sladcik Wilson

  3. Too darn cute! I hope you don't mind but I'm going to include this in my Fabulous Friday post tomorrow with a link back out to you!

  4. so cute! love how the beads look like little roses!

  5. these are so cute, thanks for sharing!

  6. Wow Terry! I love these. The pink beads look just like roses around a fence