(Closed) (Cheap) Vases and Floating Candles

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I got my floating candle holders from http://www.vasesource.com/ . They had the best prices I found, and their customer service was incredible. They gave me free shipping even though I’m technically out of range and one of the boxes had a broken vase in it, they shipped me a new one out the next day no questions asked. 

Btw: I ordered the candle holders by case in 12″ 16″ and 20″ 

Post # 4
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Have you looked at Michaels/Jo Ann/AC  Moore at all? They put out 40% off a single item, and sometimes 50% off a single item. I bought all my centerpiece vases this way (FI and I each bought one, then would go buy another).

My floating candles came from http://www.save-on-crafts.com – the ones at Michaels were too small and barely lasted 2 hours.

I actually found some of the vases I wanted at Walmart for pretty cheap too.

Post # 5
1144 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@MrsKaySea: Look on dollar tree online they have different sizes online (than in the store) and they ship free to the local store.

Post # 6
700 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m getting mine from Dollar Tree online and candles from Amazon (seller: QuickCandles).

Post # 8
184 posts
Blushing bee

Dollar Tree baby………Dollar Tree.

Don’t pay these folks $4-10 for what you can get at dollar tree for a buck–and they look just fine!

You can also get some GOOD floating candles (there are some that don’t exactly float!!!) at orientaltrading.com. 

Sign up for their email list and you’ll get emails on free shipping too. 

Post # 9
315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think I got my floating candles at save-on-crafts.com.  They had a pack of 40 white round 2.5″ candles for $12 (not kidding)!!!!

Cylinder vases, get at the dollar store or dollar store online as some have said.  Even if they don’t have the exact ones you want right now, they always come back into stock and you’ve got time to wait.  If you’re looking for something other than cylinder vases (ie, floating candle bowls), save-on-crafts is again your best bet. =)

Post # 10
1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You can also get floating candles at IKEA if you have one nearby you.

Post # 11
184 posts
Blushing bee

@Ayslinn87:  Love saveoncrafts!  Got large styrofoam letters from them for our door wreath.  Good stuff!

Post # 12
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I bought all of my floating candles from Hobby Lobby when they had a 50% off candles sale (keep your eye on the ads, it happens VERY often) and got them all for a dollar each!

Post # 13
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I helped my FI’s cousin plan her wedding on a verry slim budget.  She got her centerpieces from Dollar Tree.  Not all Dollar Tree locations have the same products.  Try travelling to all of the Dollar Trees in your area to see what they have.  Sometimes, the stores have certain things in stock, then they don’t, then they do a couple of months later.  It’s kind of hit-and-miss with Dollar Tree, but waaaay worth the value.  Try their website, too. 

My FI’s cousin didn’t use cylinder vases, she used glass bowls with floating candles, rose petals, and these colored crystals.  For nine tables, she paid about $25 for centerpieces!  They came out looking pretty nice!

Most other places I’ve looked at want at least $4 for a small cylinder vase.  I’m not sure of your budget and how many tables you have, but that can get lofty.

Post # 14
570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@MrsKaySea: Vases can be purchased at Michaels, I know they are expensive but printout coupons from online sometimes they have the 50% off ones. Print varies take family members with you since its only premits one item per transaction per day.Undecided

Floating candles, type that in craigslist some sellers sell them for $1 each or 2 for $1 the only problem is that the wick is out however my husband replaced the wicks.

I am attempting to make some floating candles.

Post # 15
169 posts
Blushing bee


hi will you sell me your vases when you’re done? pretty please? my wedding is in  may 2012

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