(Closed) Candles in Lantern Ceterpieces

posted 4 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
211 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I am using lanterns for a centerpiece and mine have a little cup in the center meant to hold a votive. So the candles will be buring inside the glass of the votive which I would think would work whether or not you have a holder inside or a flat bottomed lantern. I have seen the pillars (without glass around them) and it looks beautiful but I would think it would get messy.


Post # 4
46404 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Zellywelly:  You can preburn the candles at home until they get a little hollow that is just the size for a tealight. Insert tealight, light it, and the pillar candle keeps its’ shape. The tealights can be replaced as needed.

Post # 5
239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Latitude 41

I plan on purchasing square glass candle plates to keep things from getting messy.  I haven’t found cheap enough ones online yet (the ones I have found were about $3 each).  I am going to try the local dollar store.  There should be something there that would work.  I want them to be as unnoticable as possible though, so I want them to be pretty flat.  Where are you buying your pillar candles from?  I’m still hunting for a good deal on those too!  I have lanterns for centerpieces plus larger lanters for all over the place so I need a lot.  I’m hoping it doesn’t get too pricey…

Post # 8
43 posts

I cant remember where I saw it at…might have been on WB…but if you google it Im sure it will come up. Theres a way to make them not drip using saltwater. I believe you soak them in saltwater for an hour, then freeze them. 


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