Thursday, June 10, 2010

Candle Pendants

We recently moved a few things around in the living room (should read: went crazy replacing all of the things on the wall, buying a new TV and re-furbing 3 antiques and a hand-me-down piece of furniture.) Anyway, when we put together our entertainment center I was seriously drawing a blank on what to fill the empty space with.

It didn't take long to decide that I wanted something hanging from the ceiling to draw the eye out from the TV. It took one quick trip to Michaels and $7.00 to create these candle pendants.

I purchased silver floral wire, 2 $.99 votives, and 3m hooks to create this look. I ended up using some picture wire I already had instead, so that I could save even more when I discovered that it worked just as well.

I cut the wire to create a circle around the lip of the votive.

I simply wound the wire ends around one another to create a closed circle that fit tightly around the lip of the votive.

Next, I simply wound some wire around 2 opposite side of the original wire cirle to suspend the votive. I secured the suspended parts with a dab of hot glue for added security.

To hang the pendants from the ceiling I first secured clear 3M hooks to the ceiling, then hung a piece of wire from them to attach to the pendants.

Finally, I wound the wire around the suspended votive and attached a little wire bow 'bling'.

While it is hard to see the wire pendants in photographs, the candles make a big impact when they are lit. I not sure if you will find these in any decor magazines, but they are perfect for our family and the feel of our home. We love their understated elegance. Also, I couldn't be more pleased with how quick and easy they were to create. It was a cheap project that I completed in less than 20 minutes. And even better, with the 3M hooks they come of super easily as soon as I change my mind about them! Perfect!

Check back in the next couple of weeks to see some of the living room antiques we've been working on as well! In the mean time, stop by these parties that I'll be linking too, and see what everyone else has been creating this week.


Jessica June 10, 2010 at 6:20 AM  

Patrice! I am in love with the whole simplistic look! I love the candle holders...genius idea. Great job!

Erin A June 10, 2010 at 6:41 AM  

They look beautiful!! The room looks completely different with the white entertainment center instead of black, crazy how much of a difference that stuff makes. Looks great!

Tiffany June 10, 2010 at 9:50 AM  

So simple and pretty! They do look beautiful all lit up! Very clever idea!

Love the entertainment center too!

Maria June 10, 2010 at 10:08 AM  

Gorgeous!!! I love the wreath too!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate June 10, 2010 at 10:10 AM  

Great idea! You've just received an award on my blog :) Stop by to check it out!

Handbags*and*Pigtails June 10, 2010 at 10:35 AM  

I love the last picture! It looks beautiful and simple... right up my alley.

Amy June 10, 2010 at 2:00 PM  

I love all the simple yet elegant items in your room--so perfect and calming all at the same time!

Susan in SC June 10, 2010 at 5:27 PM  

So pretty! I just love the 3M hooks!!

TidyMom June 11, 2010 at 9:19 AM  

Beautiful! Thanks for linking up and sharing!

sanjeet June 12, 2010 at 4:38 AM  

They look beautiful!
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Pati @ A Crafty Escape June 12, 2010 at 8:45 AM  

Those are awesome- you did a great job!

Linda@Coastal Charm June 12, 2010 at 6:04 PM  

Inspiring idea...thanks so much for sharing it!


Abby June 12, 2010 at 7:50 PM  

Love this idea! I may try this in a row over my mantel. Maybe with fishing line for an invisible touch?!

Becky June 12, 2010 at 10:56 PM  

I love the candles!!!!!

Becca Ross June 13, 2010 at 10:48 AM  

Very simple and pretty. Thanks for linking up.


Donene June 13, 2010 at 10:39 PM  

Very fun idea! I love it!

Unknown June 14, 2010 at 12:56 AM  

I would love to make some of those and hang them out by my hot tub! How romantic! Thanks for the great idea!


Allison Shops June 14, 2010 at 7:45 AM  

A simple solution!
Dropping by from Met Monday; 18ft Island Kitchen.


One Life Many Journeys June 15, 2010 at 6:13 AM  

Simply lovely. What a clever way to have candles and not have to worry that little hands will get to them.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys June 15, 2010 at 8:56 AM  

So simple and cute. Good job! June 15, 2010 at 7:08 PM  

Would love it if you would join me for my 2nd linky party tonight!!


Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming June 15, 2010 at 8:53 PM  

These are adorable! Super cute idea! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderul week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Susan June 16, 2010 at 9:31 AM  

Very pretty...but something that would just be begging to be ripped from the ceiling by my kiddos. Or swung, the glass smashing against the wall...or better yet, the TV, lol.

Some day, when they are a bit older and have some common sense in their heads...rather than their current sense of adventure.

The Single Nester June 16, 2010 at 4:51 PM  

It never occured to me to put those 3M hooks on the ceiling. I love it!!

Unknown June 16, 2010 at 6:03 PM  

I think these are lovely and very creative.

Laura June 16, 2010 at 6:25 PM  

These are so cute. They add a lot to the television area.

I'm hosting a giveaway and I'd love it if you stopped by!

Laura @ along for the ride

Helena June 18, 2010 at 10:50 AM  

That's a great idea! I love how that looks when you light the candles.

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