Ready to set the mood? Today I’m sharing another intricate die cut that all you romantics are sure to enjoy. Make this cherry blossom tea light votive, and add a lovely, handcrafted touch to your next party or romantic dinner.
This week, we celebrated my husband’s 28th birthday. With his birthday being so close to Christmas it’s always hard for me to figure out what to get him. That’s why, for the past couple years, I’ve opted for getting him “stuff” for Christmas and “experiences” for his birthday. This year, I decided to give him the gift, or “experience,” of relaxation…and sushi!
Isaac had never had a professional massage before, but always wanted one, so I booked him a massage after work. While he was away, I set out decorating the table with these lovely votives and getting some Japanese restaurant music playing in the background. I ordered some take-out sushi from our favorite local place, and even made some of my own “dessert sushi” (inspired by Sweetest Kitchen).
Isaac loves sushi, and we had a really fun “dine-in” experience together!
To top the night off, we continued the theme of “relaxation” by doing facials, a foot soak, and watching a movie! I know, kind of a girly birthday party overall, but, as a 7-and-a-half month pregnant woman, I was in the mood for some relaxation too. The important thing is that Isaac had a fun birthday, and got to feel a little bit spoiled.
So, if you’re in the mood for a romantic dinner, or planning a Japanese-themed party, here’s how you can make my cherry blossom tea light votive:
What You Need
- My Cherry Blossom Votive Design
- Card Stock
- A Cutting Machine (I use a Cricut) or X-Acto Knife
- Hot Glue
How To Make
1. Use your cutting machine to cut the design out of card stock (be patient: this cut is quite intricate and takes a while to complete). Then, use the Cherry Blossom Votive Liner template to cut out your vellum.
(Hint: I’ve included a pdf version of the file if you don’t have a cutting machine. You can print off the template and cut out the shapes with an X-acto knife, but it will be tedious.)
2. Glue your vellum liner to the backside of your votive design.
(Hint: I like to put some heavy books on top of it while the glue dries to help it stick a little better.)
3. Once the glue has dried, wrap your votive design around, and glue the ends together. Place your tea light in the center to finish off.
(Only use flameless candles with these votives so, you know, don’t start a fire.)
Enjoy the freebie! And have fun creating a magical ambiance with these delicate, tea light votives.
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