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Embellished Patriotic Votive


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Make your tabletop shine with a homemade Embellished Patriotic Votive from Linda Peterson. Patriotic crafts are a great way to celebrate the Fourth of July. Make a bunch and lay them out on your table before a cookout or party.

Embellished Patriotic Votive


  • Aleene’s Tacky Dot Singles
  • Fabric in color of choice
  • Needle and thread
  • Scissors
  • Candle votive
  • Button
  • Clear tape


  1. Cut a circle from the fabric. Working on the wrong side of fabric, fold edges inward about 1/8”. Use a running stitch to stitch along outside of circle.

    Embellished Patriotic Votive
  2. Gently pull thread and gather to form your yo-yo. Knot thread and cut excess thread off with scissors.

    Embellished Patriotic Votive
  3. Wrap a contrasting piece of frayed fabric around the votive, tape in place.

    Embellised Patriotic Votive
  4. Apply glue dot to back of yo-yo and button.
  5. Press yo-yo over taped area on votive.
    Embellished Patriotic Votive
  6. Press button over yo-yo.

    Embellished Patriotic Votive

For a comprehensive video tutorial of this project, check out How to Make a Fabric YoYo Embellished Candle Votive.

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