I have a floral centerpiece, same on all tables, with plums/burgundy/ivory/greens. The container will be similar (a larger version) of the votive pic I've posted below. I found these votive sized ones that I thought would be cool to match the floral container. I'm having the centerpiece centered on the large napkin you see below with the white/green pattern. I know I want to use votive candles on two opposite corners of the napkin, flanking either side of the floral centerpiece. I guess you could say my theme (not that I really had one) is sort of modern woods. So touches of wood and nature, with touches of modern patterns and design. My venue is quite like this as well.
Anyway...onto the DIY. I wanted to perhaps wrap the square votive holders with color so I can have more pops of plum and so they aren't so plain. I found some wide ribbon and overlapped it with a natural burlap-like ribbon. Below are three ways I could possibly do it. I like the clean lines of the two, but thought the more lacy burlap ribbon was different so I tried it out as an option. I don't have the votives, haven't committed to that yet. What do you think of the three ribbon versions? Which one do you like best? Pics are sideways but you get the drift. One is the "lacy" burlap. Two is burlap on plum. Three is plum on burlap.