Wednesday, February 2, 2011

More Embosser Tricks: Monogram Velum Votive Candle Holders

Here's another elegant and unconventional use of a monogram embosser:

Votive embellished with velum and a monogram embosser.

To get this effect, simple cut a strip of velum, emboss with your monogram embosser (see yesterday's post), and attach to a plain votive candle holder using the same insanely simple technique used for the lace-wrapped votives.  (Spoiler alert:  it's tape.)

One word of caution when embossing velum:  use a very light touch.  If you squeeze too hard, like you would for the napkins from yesterday's post, or a piece of quality paper, you will tear through the velum.  Just squeeze a little less vigorously, and you'll be creating gorgeous monograms on velum in no time.

This technique would also look spectacular on a vase.  Imagine a centerpiece made from a glass column vase filled with a bunch of tulips (or other flowers with pretty, graphic stems) and wrapped with a strip of velum embossed with your monogram.  How elegant, and how incredibly simple for a DIY bride.