Wednesday, April 28, 2010

May Pole Candles

May pole Pictures, Images and Photos

{This sounds like a nice & easy decorative idea to do for Beltane (May Day). I've also done something similar but without a candle. I used a small wooden dowel and tied lots of different colored ribbons and put it on my altar.}

May Pole Candles

You will need:
Lots of pretty ribbons
Tall white or green pillar candle
Gold or brass "Craft Bells"
Candle holder (stand)

Cut lengths of ribbon around 18 inches each, in pretty Springtime colors.(pastels)
Tie a craft bell to each end of ribbon (a tooth pick helps this process) Tie ribbons starting
at 3/4 way down the pillar candle, knot three times, don't tie bows, you need lots of length
on the ribbons. Tie as many as you like snaking your way up the candle, but leave at least
1/4 candle bare. Place in a candle stand that will raise the candle about 6 - 8 inches, so the
ribbons can "drape" Swirl the bundle of ribbons so they face East, ready to greet the dawn on
Beltane morn. Light candle and cheer the Spring time blessings to come. Keep a "safe" eye on
candle & ribbons. ~ Barbara Morris Source: ADailyTarot

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