Monday, January 4, 2010

Winter Votive Wrap

Julie Imsland is well known for her collection of punches and the amazing fact that she actually uses them often!  For her next project Julie used our web tutorial for making beaded votive wraps but she took the idea to a whole new level of “Wow”!

WInter Votive Wrap

I absolutely love how she added a new dimension to the top edge with the little village border punch and then when she also popped out the scene along the bottom… I was totally in awe.

To create this masterpiece Julie used the basic instructions and template from our web tutorial for making beaded votive wraps.  Follow along below to see where Julie’s train took a different track….  Ü

Additional Supplies:

Stickles™ Frosted Lace Glitter Glue

Ek Success Alpine Trail Edger Punch

Martha Stewart Crafts™ Frosty Village Edge Punch

Follow the directions for the Beaded Votive Wrap, stopping just before “Step 5: The Finishing Touches!”

  • Punch Frosty Village border along the top edge of the votive wrap.
  • Using 1/4" O'So Sticky Tape, attach the vellum squares to the inside of the windows with the stamped side facing out - the beaded side facing the back.
  • Secure the tab with 1/4" O'So Sticky Tape, making sure that the tab is lined up evenly.
  • Punch Alpine Trail (tree) border along a narrow strip (1-3/8” wide) of matching cardstock.
  • Apply Frosted Lace Stickles to simulate snow on the tree strip and the village border. Set aside to allow Stickles to dry
  • Once dry, apply small pieces of foam tape to the back of the tree strip. Beginning under the windows at one corner of the votive wrap, temporarily clip the tree strip to one side of the wrap, crease at the corner (allowing room for the foam tape); continue around the wrap in this manner fitting the tree strip. Trim the end with approx. ¼” to lap under the beginning of the strip.
  • Now starting at the under lap of the tree strip, remove any clips and adhere the strip with the foam tape around the bottom of the votive wrap windows. *Note that the strip does not cover the “feet” of the votive wrap.
  • Use a piece of the 1/4” O’So Sticky Tape to secure the end of the tree strip over the lapped end.
  • Place your votive wrap over a glass candle holder with a tea light candle inside, I especially like the little battery votives that flicker like a real candle, but don’t need the constant attention of a burning candle.
  • Turn off the lights and enjoy your creation!
  • Never leave burning candles unattended.

Look through your punches, and see what other designs you can use for other seasons of the year. These look great on a mantel, or as a special touch on a dining table at each place setting.

To see lots more samples be sure to visit our  web tutorial for making beaded votive wraps and if you do make one and send us a high quality photo we’ll gladly feature it!

P.S.  To receive this fabulous wrap in the mail, just leave a comment below and your name will be in the drawing!  


  1. This is beautiful. Love the punch used and the snow. The detail is wonderful.

  2. Very pretty Julie! The details, the snow especially is beautiful!

  3. I cannot believe you punched those scenes!!! Wow, Julie! This whole creation is just wonderful.

  4. WOW! That is the ONLY way to describe this creation. ANother fabulous job, Julie!!

  5. Wonderful work, Julie! I love it!

  6. The winner of this lovely votive wrap with battery opperated candle included is Evelyn! Congratulations Evelyn - it's on it's way!


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