(Closed) Need DIY Centerpiece Guidance

posted 8 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Do you like either idea?
    #1 is good : (0 votes)
    #1 needs work, but could be okay : (4 votes)
    13 %
    Steer away from #1 : (3 votes)
    10 %
    #2 is good : (10 votes)
    33 %
    #2 needs something more, but could work : (4 votes)
    13 %
    Don't use #2 : (0 votes)
    Find a way to use the yellow pretties! : (6 votes)
    20 %
    Those yellow things are ugly : (2 votes)
    7 %
    I have an amazing idea for you and will share it below : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 4
    1135 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I would stick with the candles as the main element. The logistics of lanterns with fresh flowers is too complicated to DIY in my mind. You’d need something to hold the flowers and the floral foam and water and not show and then the LEDs. Too much to DIY for essentially a destination wedding.

    I like the lace idea. You could also use vellum to wrap the holders with. I would say 5-7 candles would look full without being sad. And I like the yellow things. Why not do one vase of those and then 5 candle vases in varying heights? If the yellow ribbon canes are too tall, I would think you could cut them down. I would find something where you are at though that is a similar height so that you can see if the yellow ribbon cane will block people’s conversation ability.

    Post # 5
    5762 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I like the covered votives too. I actually bought the same ones from Dollar Tree and am using them for my daughter’s shower next week. I got paper lace from AC Moore (but I’ll bet you can find it many places),cut to fit and used a few drops of glue to keep it in place. I put tea lights inside to see how they look,and we love them! Easy! You could also use some of the taller cylinders and wrap the lace in just the center…or wherever you like it..top,bottom….easy to experiment with them.

    Here’s the ones I did on the smaller votives

    Post # 7
    3762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I really like those yellow things and the idea of lace candles. 

    Who says the lace around the candles has to be white?  What if you did like a pp said and did a small centerpiece with those yellow things and then some smaller lace wrapped candles around that? 

    Post # 8
    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    $1 is good but free is better.  Could you use jar under the lace since you won’t see them anyway?  It would be easy to find a variety of sizes…

    Post # 10
    1740 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    i love the candles with the lace… is my favorite and i think you dont need to add anything else to it

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