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DIY // Decorated Votive Candles

OMG guys .. Christmas is next week! Are you guys prepared yet? Since I’ve been busy renovating my backyard and putting up the nursery, I feel like I’m so unprepared this holiday. Not to mention I still have to plan our office party this week.. I’ve never really been much of a DIY kind of gal, that’s why this holiday I’ve partnered with my friend Shawna Yamamoto (my wedding & baby shower florist) to help you guys make really easy and seasonal decorations for your home! Even for a busy bee like me I was able to take some time to make these pretty decorations to place around the house!


Materials Needed: 

1. White Candle

2. Spray Adhesive

3. Trimmings from your own tree or buy additional trimmings from craft store

4. Glass Votives

5. Pruners or scissors


Step 1 :

Cut the trimmings off from the branch. (And smile while you’re doing it!)


Step 2 :

Spray the glue adhesive onto the back side of the trimmings. Be sure to lay something under the trimmings so you’re not spraying the glue adhesive onto your surfaces!


Step 2 :

Lay it flat on the glass votive and hold it for a few seconds while the glue adheres to the glass. Then adjust accordingly! (the glue dries fast so make sure to  stick the branches on right after you spray it)


Step 4 :

Trim the extra trimming and place the candle into the votive!

And voila!



You know already know I LOVE candles, they add such a cozy and elegant element to any setting. That’s why this DIY is so perfect for this holiday, and not to mention EASY.! But of course, for my busy bee readers I’ve included candle sets that are also perfect for the home below. Thank you so much to Shawna for this perfect holiday DIY, Jeannie of Details Details ( my wedding planner) in coordinating,  and my friend Monica Wang for shooting these beautiful images.

And stay tuned for tomorrow, where I show you how to make the simplest and most BEAUTIFUL table centerpieces for your holiday dinner party on a budget!


P.S Do you guys like these DIY posts? Should I do more of these and make it into a regular series? Let me know in the comments below!


Photography: Monica Wang

Big Thanks to  Shawna Yamamoto & Jeannie Of Details Details for inspiring this DIY!



  • […] A big thank you to  Shawna Yamamoto  a.k.a The DIY  queen & Jeannie Of Details Details(the best event/wedding planner in the game!). Make sure to check out our previous holiday DIY here! […]

  • Afsoun says:

    Yes Please, very original and easy to do. Thank you

  • mash says:

    Gonna try this 🙂 Looks so nice!!


  • joslene says:

    Yessssss!!! More DIY…this post was AWESOME…THANK YOU CHISELLED..

  • yoko says:

    I love this idea !

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  • Paola says:

    Great idea! I love make candles

  • Vivian says:

    They are so festive and perfect as gifts!

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  • BIKH says:

    Such a nice idea to decorate the house or even the dinner table 😀 Please do more DIY’s 😀 😀

  • melissa says:

    Such a creative idea!

  • DHB says:

    Please do more DIYs! This is a really simple idea but it’s classy. And I love those kind of DIYs the most! 😀

  • pHoebe says:

    Chriselle, I love your lovely nail color!! Whats the brand and color ?

  • sasa says:

    So cool! I have to try this:)

    Shall We Sasa

  • Sandy says:

    Great idea! Simple and festive *V*


  • Sandy says:

    Great idea! Simple and festive *V*

  • Great decorative and creative idea to jazz things up! I’ll definitely give this a try!


  • Carrie says:

    How wonderfully festive! And I think even I could do that. 😉

  • Barbara1923 says:

    These are so beautiful. Definitely something I would like to try out.
    Just wondering though, when the trimming withers, I can always pull this off the glass and replace with another one right? (if I don’t use decorative trimmings that is) #justaskin
    Cheers Chriselle, Compliments of the season to you, the hubs and Chloe, xoxo

    Lagos, Nigeria

  • Kaja Grujic says:

    Defiantly going to try this! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    -Kaja xx

  • Maria elena says:

    I really like these kind of posts, and you made this one so easy and fun to read. I vote YES on having more DIY!

    Can’t wait for the next one 🙂

  • Sumi gurung says:

    It’s beautiful and so easy too!!!

  • annie lee says:

    such an easy yet pretty diy!

  • shannette says:

    Such an amazing and easy diy. i love everything about it.

  • Natali says:

    That’s such a lovely DIY! Thank you for sharing!


  • Lianne says:

    Cute! DIYs are the best. Keep ’em coming 🙂

  • Beautiful! Fine idea!

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  • Kiara King says:

    I am absolutely not prepared for Christmas, despite promising I’d be far more organised this year. Next year perhaps? Oops! This is such a wonderful idea though that can definitely be done, even for the unorganised like me!


  • Cindy Khor says:

    Such creative idea to jazz up a candle holder. Definitely gonna find some pine leaves and get going on some DIY ala Chriselle. Thanks for the tips.

    I loveeeeeeee…….. candles too. So am excited to get started.


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