I started with a plain, $4 t shirt from Walmart that has a tulle bow at the neck.
Next I raided my scrapbooking supplies for a fancy button and some ribbon. I cut a 1.75 inch length of thin ribbon and attached it to the shirt when I sewed the button on to make the candle.
Then I cut 5 pieces of ribbon to 1.5 inches to make the ‘wrapper’. I used a bit of scrapbook adhesive to keep the bottom together than pinned it at the bottom and used another pin to keep it in place on the shirt.
Then I sewed along the sides and bottom to attach it to the shirt. I also did a stitch at the top where the candle meets the wrapper to keep it in place.
I didn’t bother doing the top because I figured adding the ribbon ‘icing’ would take care of that and I don’t sew any more than I absolutely have to! I couldn’t take pictures as I did the icing because I didn’t have enough hands. I was trying to do a bunch of cute loops but I failed pretty badly; I just couldn’t figure out how to sew them properly. In the end, I used about 12 inches of ribbon and did an accordion fold, sewing through each fold as I went. Then I sewed it into place. Voila!
It didn’t take very long to make – maybe 2.5 hours total – and would have taken far less time had I not been parenting while crafting, and if I sewed more than twice a year. I can’t wait ti put it on the birthday girl next week!