Another lovely guest post while I am away on vacation in the South of France. Today, my friend Elizabeth from the lovely Scandinavian wedding blog Pretty Chic Blog has prepared a fun and easy DIY just for you, my lucky readers. Enjoy!
I was so thrilled when Audrey asked me to do a guest post for This Little Street!
With my post, I wanted to combine Audrey’s love for handmade things, and my own passion for Scandinavian style weddings. I’ve been quite in love with the knitting trend that has been going on for a while, at least here in Denmark, and thought that that would be an excellent starting point. We love to cuddle up in candlelight with blankets and woolen sweaters, so why not make tealights with knit covers to create a warm, handspun and intimate atmosphere?
Well, one reason not to would be if, like me, you couldn’t knit to save your life. So being lazy (and economical!) I decided the way to go would be to just use some old socks and leg warmers that I had. So, I decided that I’d make this easy-peasy little DIY for you today with no knitting involved (although if you do knit, I’m pretty sure you could take this idea to a whole new level of awesomeness!). Here you go: my first, real DIYpost ever – all for the readers of This Little Street
A simple DIY with simple materials:
knit socks, leg warmers, sleeves from old sweaters – what have you
glass votives or jars
sewing thread (optional)
tealights or flowers to put inside
Basically, chop up your socks or any other knitwear into the same lengths as the votives you’re using… and then slip them onto your votives. That’s it!
I suppose you could stitch around the edge to stop them from fraying. I personally don’t mind the fraying (and plus – did I mention I was lazy?).
They could be so excellent for a rustic wedding, during winter of course, but I could just as easily see knit votives in early spring and fall, glistening with tealights inside or holding flowers of the season. I am a sucker for soft, feminine blooms and leaves like peonies and lambs ears, and I think that the textures really suit the white eyelet and cable knit covers I have made. But I could easily see the votives look equally lovely with feathers, branches of cotton or berries inside them when we approach fall. For a centerpiece, it’s always pretty to collect 3-5 votives in different heights and textures and for added interest, you can use vintage books to add a little height and colour.