EVERYONE has joined the Flash Tattoo craze.  Tomorrow we are going to feature a styled shoot created by Bastille Flowers & Events, coordinated by Coordinated To Perfection that includes a few pretty amazing wedding creatives and some stunning details.    They styled shoot incorporated metallic Flash Tattoos affixed to candles and votives.   In preparation for tomorrow’s post we have a little tutorial on how you can make your own DIY Mettalic Embellished Votive Candles.

We are all about the details and re-purposing items that you might already have.  This is a simple and easy project that takes no more than 15 minutes and it will add a custom, personal touch to your wedding decor.

DIY Embellished Candles & Votives

Items Needed:

  • Matches
  • Scissors
  • Metallic Tattoos
  • Water
  • Moist paper towel
  • Glass votive candles


  • Step 1: Cut out your tattoo and remove the plastic covering

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  • Step 2: Apply face down on surface of candle or votive
  • Step 3: Hold in place and apply pressure with the moist (not soaking wet) paper towel. Inch by inch move the moist paper slowly along the tattoo moistening the entire surface
  • Step 6: Slowly remove the paper backing from the tattoo. Be careful not to touch the tattoo yet. It must dry before you touch  it or it may tear

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The shoot also incorporated candles wrapped in a metallic embellished ribbon.  See the step by step “How To” video below.   be sure to check back tomorrow for the entire Art Deco Inspired Shoot!

DIY Metallic Embellished Candles :: NST Pictures Wedding Videographer from NST Pictures on Vimeo.

Vendor Acknowledgement

Venue: 501 Union // Event Planner & Designer: Coordinated to Perfection // Photography: Jessica Schmitt Photography // Cinematography: NST Pictures // Florist: Bastille Flowers & Events // Table Numbers: La Bella Vita Designs
Fashion Stylist: Vainglorious Brides // Linens: BBJ Linen