Mini Button Ribbon Votives — Designer Crafts

DIY: Easily decorate your candles with some ribbons and pins.

I don’t know about you, but the renewal of spring always brings a hectic schedule with its beautiful blossoms and buds. So, today I want to share you a great looking upcycled DIY craft that you can complete in a number of minutes.

To start, I have a random collection of clear votives holders hanging around. So, I decided to unify them a bit with some little white votives that I poured the last time I made candles. You may substitute any spring-colored candles that you have on hand.

I knew I wanted something artistic on these darling little candles. After thinking about it for a few days, I realized that I have these mini button pins all over the place! There were many options to choose from as I have been accumulating them for years. For my project, I chose three pastel colored 1” pins with my “Something to Cherish” embroidered watercolor art on them. For your project, select the mini button pins that you want to decorate your votives with.

Next, quickly go to your ribbon stash and pick out a lovely colored spring ribbon that will coordinate with your mini buttons-pins. In my case, I chose a soft gingham ribbon made by my dear friends and Colorado neighbors at Creative Impressions.

Lastly, cut the ribbon long enough for it to wrap around the votive and then hot-glue gun it in all in place. Be sure to pin the button onto the ribbon on one side and add a little extra glue in the middle. Voila, the mini button is now the center of focus of a pleasant little spring centerpiece.

And that’s all folks! Wasn’t it easy?
Hope this little project brings a warm light to your spring schedule.

Cherish Flieder,


About Cherish Flieder

Cherish Flieder is an internationally-featured artist, designer, creative entrepreneur, and award-winning children’s book illustrator. Cherish’s designs have been seen in fashion apparel, books, magazines, greeting cards, gifts, crafts and more. She is the creator of Something to Cherish®, an artistic brand that joyfully connects with the hearts of women through her original watercolor mixed-media artwork on pre-treasured gifts, home decor, fashion accessories, and keepsakes. Cherish is also the founder of the art licensing community She regularly teaches marketing, illustration, design, and technology at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. Connect with Cherish on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Google + and LinkedIn.


  1. Peg on October 5, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Love this cute little project. I added a link to it on my Squidoo lens Ribbon Crafts.

  2. Megpie Designs on May 2, 2011 at 8:10 am

    I love the colors you’ve chosen! Beautiful project!!

  3. Veronica on April 15, 2011 at 5:34 am

    How refreshing is this? soooo cute!!

  4. Myléne Hillam on April 14, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    How fresh they look! I love that you’ve turned the mismatched votives into a coordinating set.

  5. Suzann Sladcik Wilson on April 14, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Hi Cherish,
    Love these! The colors are so fresh! They remind me of my honeymoon in the Florida Keys. Thank you for sharing these!

    Wishing You Creativity,
    Suzann Sladcik Wilson