Post # 1
I knew I didn’t want floral centrepieces & neither did I want to spend a small fortune on them. So I decided candles with a bit of bling was the route I wanted to take. I have 12 centrepieces, each with 4 candles and I made a point to decorate all 48 candles so that every table will be slightly different.
The mirrors & faux diamonds are from Dollarama & eBay, candles from Ikea and all the ribbon and embellishments are either Dollarama or eBay purchases. My black & silver organza table runners were purchased online for around $2 each – so I’m pretty pleased with how little I wound up spending. They’re simple and, I think, perfect for our venue.
I can’t wait to see them lit at the reception!
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Post # 4
Pretty. I am using diamond confetti pieces on my tables as well. Can you tell me what size diamonds those are?
Post # 5
I love this! Very pretty.
Post # 6
This is very creative. I would have never thought to have embellished candles like that.
Post # 7
Wow, these are REALLY nice!! They are going to look so good when they are lit! AWESOME JOB!!
Post # 8
@Applestar13 – I’m not sure the exact size, but here’s a pic of the actual item as purchased from Dollarama, if it helps. The largest diamond is likely the size of a peach pit – or close to it.
Post # 9
I like it as well but not such a fan of the monstrous gem. I like a bunch of the little ones. It looks realyl pretty!
Post # 10
wow these are beautiful??! How did you add the diamonds to the candles? last time I tried to add ribbon to a candle with a hot glue gun it was a mess.
Post # 11
Nice! Like StephinPA I’m not a fan of the ginormous gem, but i love the other details. Very creative.
Post # 12
@Mrs.MedinaJr: believe it or not, they’re the ones you get at the Dollar store with the sticky backs – they worked like a charm! I decided to nix the glue gun because I tend to be on the clutzy size and I just saw all kinds of chaos involving burn marks and melted wax. Instead I used an UHU glue stick. For the ‘pearls’ (which are strands, btw, not individual beads) I used an embellishing glue (I think I got mine at WalMart) and painted it onto the candle first and then simply wrapped the beads and held them in place until the glue was tacky enough to place them on their sides to continue drying.
Post # 13
Just wanna say that I LOVE the ginormous gems, haha. That is very much my style and something I’d consider doing too.