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DIY Message Candle Centerpieces

In my work as event designer, almost every dinner table setting is competed with candles. Votives, candlesticks, little lanterns, etc – there’s always the warm glow of candle light in one form or another because every single client loves the intimate, festive atmosphere candles create. So, why not use candles as the only centerpieces? This DIY will let you make a big statement with your table settings – in no time at all. Let your centerpiece “greet” your guests, spell out your table numbers or whatever else comes to your mind! I’ve provided three different printable templates – black & white, shades from yellow to pink and colder hues in blues and greens. Feel free to mix and match!

DIY Message Candle Centerpieces | Oh Happy Day!DIY Message Candle Centerpieces | Oh Happy Day!

Materials: Cylindric glass vases in different heights, printable templates (ABC), scissors, tape, votive candles in small glasses

Step 1: Measure the height of your vases
Step 2: Print out the template and letters of your choice and cut them into the same height as your vases.
Step 3: Slide the paper sheet into your vase, then measure to cut off the excess paper on both ends. Fix with a bit of transparent tape.
Step 4: Place a candle or votive in a little glass inside your vase and you’re done!

DIY Message Candle Centerpieces | Oh Happy Day! DIY Message Candle Centerpieces | Oh Happy Day!

  1. Jordan

    June 3, 2014

    So simple, I love the idea!

  2. Brittni

    June 3, 2014

    What a fun party idea. I might try this and paint the paper with watercolors first for a different look.

  3. Nadja

    June 3, 2014

    very nice idea, je pense que je vais l’utiliser prochaienement

  4. Eva

    June 3, 2014

    This is a great idea. Love tha you can custumize the color.
    Have a great week, Eva from Germany

  5. maggie

    June 3, 2014

    As a super candle enthusiast/etsy seller of candles, I love these.

  6. Chrystin @ A Mate & a Rottweiler

    June 3, 2014

    These are really, really cool! And seem easier to make than I had expected!

  7. Kristin

    June 3, 2014

    What a great idea. This would also be cute with artwork as well.

  8. Arianne

    June 3, 2014

    That’s amazing and absolutely beautiful :)

  9. Amanda (Moming About)

    June 4, 2014

    These are stunning!

  10. stephanie

    June 4, 2014

    This is such a cute idea! I have been looking for a centerpiece for my table and this idea is perfect!!

  11. Samantha Velez

    June 4, 2014

    This is a great idea for parties at events or for dinner parties at home. I will definitely have to try this out. I would love to print some paper with a light floral pattern for the candle to glow behind.

  12. A Feteful Life

    June 6, 2014

    Love the idea and the bold graphic type!

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