How to Make Santa's Suit Votive Candles

The simple, graphic charm of these votives adds a cheery touch to mantles or table centerpieces. They would also be lovely holiday party favors, and they're easy enough for kids to do themselves. Follow these steps by Mary Lynn Maloney.

Materials and Tools:

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3" tall glass votive
red felt
1" wide white faux fur trim
3 black glass beads
Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac and Gem-Tac glues
scissors
ruler

Steps:

1. Cut felt to a 6-1/2" x 2" strip.

2. Line up felt with bottom of glass votive and use Fabri-Tac to adhere around votive.

3. Cut faux fur trim to a 6-1/2-inch length and glue around bottom of felt-covered votive.

4. Use Gem-Tac to glue beads vertically down red felt.

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