The chill in the air heralds the beginning of fall when the light begins to lessen and you and your family starts to spend more time inside after a long, busy summer outdoors. It offers the perfect opportunity to bring your candles out of storage, and dress them up with do-it-yourself custom candle rings to ready them for the holiday events that soon follow. Let your fall events -- football and Halloween parties or your Thanksgiving gathering -- be the inspiration behind the fall candle rings you create. Give your inner artist the reins when you make these simple, but stunning fall candle rings. You get to enjoy them twice as much: as you make them and when they add that special glow to your fall decor.
Cut a piece of wired twine or ribbon that fits around the pillar candle you plan to decorate. Tie it together so it forms a circle or ring.
Take apart the silk flower stems if necessary and cut them, leaving a short stem. Cut a length of craft wire roughly double the diameter of a flower stem. Wrap the craft wire around the stem, and then attach it to the wired twine ring by wrapping the excess wire around the ring. As you work, keep the twine ring in a round shape. Repeat this step, adding additional flowers and leaves until they surround the ring.
Load your hot-glue gun with the glue stick by inserting the glue stick into the opening in the backside of the gun. Plug it into a wall outlet and switch it on, if appropriate. Allow the hot-glue gun to heat for a minute or two. Apply hot glue to some of the smaller leaves and potpourri-sized pinecones. Attach them directly onto the ring, hiding the wire.
Set the candle pillar inside the fall candle ring when you can no longer see the wire.