Post # 1
I want to make little sleeves to go around the glass holding votive candles, really more like a belly band. However the burlap is so unruly I can’t get it to stay together. Any suggestions? If this is a hopeless task please feel free to say so as well as offer up any other ideas to ‘rustically’ dress up the votives. thanks bees!
Post # 3
Hmm…. I had a little bit of a problem doing my votive wraps as well because i was using a metallic silver ribbon that was very stiff and raveled … I had to resort to hot glueing them on.. they turned out good you can hard,y notice the glue…
What about using a natural Twine to wrap around the votives? Or raffia? or hemp? or even yarn
Post # 4
You could try cutting the burlap in circles and then sew around the circle to make a little bag. You could use yarn or ribbon to sew with.
Post # 5
What about using kraft paper? I know it’s not the same, but it still has the rustic feel, and the candle light would probably glow nicely through it.
Post # 6
I think I read somewhere that most votives have a bit of taper so if you cut your wrap perfectly straight it won’t sit flat. If that’s the problem try making a slightly arched template with paper until you get it perfect and then cut the burlap. I like the idea of tying raffia or something rustic around it.
Post # 7
darn it, hit the back button and got a duplicate post!
Post # 8
I like the idea of using twine, it should blend in to the burlap.
If not, cut the burlap with an inch overlap, and “cross-stitch” through the holes with a matching color thread. that should work. Good luck!
Post # 9
Spray it with a stiffener?
Post # 10
iron it onto a sheet of iron on adhesive, it will make it nice and stiff and it won’t unravel. good luck!
i am having a rustic wedding, as well, with some burlap ideas… feel free to check out my blog and share any other inspiration you have with me!
Post # 11
try using iron on interfacing. Don’t cut the interfacing to size just iron it onto the burlap before you do any cutting. The interfacing is in lots of different weights and it will keep the burlap from unraveling and it makes it a little less floppy.
if the problem is that the burlap is slipping on the votive, try using a little silicon caulking from the hardware store. If you put a couple of beads or a thin strip. Once its dry it will grip instead of slipping.
Post # 12
Having read the other suggestions, I would try in this order:
1.try spraying one side of the burlap with spray-on adhesive.that should help stop the fraying and adhere it to the votive.
2.use iron-on interfacing.
3. if still having trouble with the burlap, try buying webbing from an upholstery shop.It looks a lot like burlap, but has finished edges and might be easier to handle.