By Sharon Garofalow of Cupcakes and Cutlery
Winter baby showers can be so much fun to decorate for! While the classic greens of Christmas (like pine) might be long gone from your grocery stores, you won’t have any trouble finding rosemary! Rosemary is the perfect element in winter baby shower décor because it brings an earthy feel to the party as well as a wonderful scent! Sure flowers are pretty as party décor, but rosemary is super inexpensive and can be used in all kinds of do-it-yourself ways like with these rosemary candles.
To make these rosemary candles, you just need a few ingredients. You can find tall pillar candles like these at all kinds of stores. These plain white ones, I found at the dollar store but I know my grocery store carries a variety of them as well. Any kind of candle will work as long as it is in a holder if some kind (safety first!). You’ll need fresh rosemary, craft wire and scissors.
Decide on how you want your candle to be placed on your candle then use the craft wire to secure it. I wrapped the wire around the candle a few times to get a decorative look and then twisted the wire to tighten everything up. Even when you cut off the extra ends of the wire, you still have a little room to play with the placement of the rosemary sprigs to get them just where you want them.
Even when you cut off the extra ends of the wire, you still have a little room to play with the placement of the rosemary sprigs to get them just where you want them. It’s best if you have an idea of what you want the finished candle to look like at the start but these are so simple, you really can’t make a mistake!
Trim the ends of the rosemary to just under the top of the candleholder. You DO NOT want it to catch on fire during the baby shower!
You can see from this photo that I did three different styles of rosemary candles. One is really clean and tidy, one is a little more messy and full and the third uses a tiny rosemary wreath I made around the base. Get as creative as you want!
Pair these fresh greens with pops of red for a really festive winter baby shower look! You can continue the rosemary theme through the rest of the party by creating a rosemary embellished signature drink and have it be an element through out the menu!