Post # 1
These are my first drafts of these, so let me know what you think. I think I will do a varitey of damask patterns, but maybe only one shape. For the cylinder paper is wrapped around a votive candle holder, for the rectangular prism there is no candle holder (I am using battery opperated lights so I don’t have to have a candle holder). Do you prefer the rectangular prism or the cylinder? Is the damask patten in the blue too light?
Thanks in advance,
Post # 4
I am totally loving this!! Could you share how you did this? What kind of paper did you use?
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
I love the glow that the vellum produces! I don’t think that the pattern is too light at all. I do prefer the cylinder to the prism, because it appears to have more substance. (Without it it looks like it might tip over with the slightest breeze.)
Where did you get the LED votives? I’m looking to purchase them in quantity but don’t know what a good price range would be.
Post # 6
Soon2b: I started by searching the internet for damask patterns, you can use any patten really though. (Try myspace backgrounds, there is usually a very good selection). You probably want something not too light, or it will wash out when the candles are in there. I used a graphic editor (paint shop pro) to change the damask pattern to the color I wanted. I made a portrait oriented document and made rows of the pattern 8 1/2 inches across and 2 5/8 inches tall (measure your votive to figure out your height). It is printed on printable vellum paper. Printable vellum can be found at most craft store and some office supply stores (I saw some yesterday at Joann Fabrics). I used one strip of vellum tape to attach the ends to one another and to the candle holder itself. Let me know how yours turned out or if I could be of any more assistance.
craftypants: I was heartbroken when I was reading the contract to the venue of my dreams, "no open flames." Finding these candles at Dollar Tree had me doing metephorical cartwheels. An attempt at a real cartwheel probably would have ended with a trip to the emergency room!
Best Deal: Dollar Tree- 2 votives for a dollar
JoAnn Fabrics: 2 votives for $2.49
Michaels: 1 votive for $2.49 or 6 for I think it was $7
Post # 7
I got this idea from a girl on another wedding site, here is her damask candle holder post: http://www.weddingbycolor.com/soon2bmrsjaramillo/milestones/24427.
Post # 8
I think the cylinders look like they’re less work, so I’d go with them.
Post # 9
Those are both very pretty. I think either would work and it’s up to you and your personal preference — either what you like or what is a reasonable amount of work for the project! I say that because I’m in the minority voting for the rectangle. I like squared edges, but again both are really pretty. I love the glow!
Post # 10
these are so pretty! I love the rectangular prism. To me, there is a little more mystery in how they are glowing whereas the round obviously are votive holders. Either way they look great, I don’t think you can make a bad choice here!
Post # 11
eggman- Thanks for the directions! I think I’m going to attempt this 🙂
Post # 12
I like the cylinder personally. . .but thats just my personal taste they are both AWESOME and the pattern is perfect!
Post # 13
Are these your centerpieces? Where are these going? If they will be on tables, what shape are the tables? I always thing round things look better on round tables. If it’s for like an aisle into your reception venue or somthing like that I’d do the square ones (and find a way to weigh them down) because they would look so cool lighting the sidewalk up to a venue at night!!