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Calligraphy Candle Place Cards

I’ve always loved the tall and skinny prayer candles found at the Dollar Store. Although inexpensive, they can be decorated to look quite elegant. I love the idea of using these for an evening event (like a wedding!) Light them right before dinner so they glow as each guest carries them to find their table. (Or, try these with votives inside.)

Materials: $1 Candle (from the Dollar Store,) Paint Pen (be sure it can write on glass,) Tape

Step 1: Be sure the surface of the candle is clean and dry.
Step 2: Place a strip of tape down the side of the candle, so that it is directly up and down. This will act as a guide so that the writing isn’t crooked.
Step 3: Write away! The paint pen should dry quickly.

Photography by  Heather Zweig for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Stacy Wichelhaus
Styling by Jessica Heywood

Crafting by Caitlin Barker
Assisted by Harper Casimiro

  1. Allison W

    April 30, 2013

    Oh, I am in love! These are so beautiful!

  2. LARY@ Inspiration Nook

    April 30, 2013

    What an awesome idea. Love this.

  3. Julie [Plums for Breakfast]

    April 30, 2013

    Oh, I love this idea. Any tall, skinny candle is a friend of mine, and the idea to personalize them makes them so sweet.

  4. maggie

    April 30, 2013

    What a beautiful and amazing idea!

  5. Sarah | Sarah The Architect

    April 30, 2013

    Lovely DIY! I can’t wait to try this.

  6. vegantickles

    May 1, 2013

    Although they look beautiful, they make me a little nervous. what if someone drops one? i’m a worry wort.

  7. El Cajón de las Especias

    May 1, 2013

    We love the candles! Their different shapes, different flavors … are a weakness! But the idea of customizing your own so cool so we like. Greetings ‘spicy’

  8. Milynn

    May 1, 2013

    Beautiful idea!

  9. Gloria

    May 2, 2013

    I love these candles. White is definitely my favorite since I can use them year round for almost any occasion. Plus it is a great candle to use on our backyard deck. The tall glass keeps the candle from blowing out.

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