I did mine with a ‘beach’ theme decor, but you could decorate them ANY way you like.
And I tied a snippet of jute (then unraveled it!) around the bases of mine, but ribbon would work just fine too.
Here’s what I started with. Little two packs of clear glass taper candle holders from Dollar Tree. Also the glass ‘prayer candles’ you can buy almost anywhere; which I got at DT also, 2 for $1.00.
The prayer candles are typically filled with plain paraffin wax, and never all the way to the top and always with plenty of extra wick left at the top. SO, to spruce them up, I ‘top them off’ with some yummy smelling wax. I just take my leftover jar candles (I always buy ‘baked goods scents’ in white/tan colors) plop them in a pan of boiling water for a short while, and pour the melted wax on top of my little prayer candle!
After the wax has fully cooled and set, I add the embellishments. I used some left over strips of torn tea stained paper and shell embellishments. You could make these to coordinate with ANY theme or decor.
I made six of them and took three to each mall space.