Post # 1
Buy enough candle holders, mirrors, clear crystals, LED candles and lace needed for the amount of tables you are going to need centerpieces for. All of these items can be purchased at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Walmart or Dollar Tree. Look at different stores and price items, sometimes Hobby Lobby and Michaels have coupons and sales that help a lot. I made 12 centerpieces and it cost me $60 total, so that’s $5 a centerpiece!
Tie the lace around the top of the candle holder. Place the candle holder ontop of the mirror, then place clear crystals inside the candle holder, and then place the LED light inside the crystals…and you are done 🙂
Easy to pack and go too! Great for the designated clean up crew, after the bride and groom leave, to just put all of these in a box quickly.
Also, these are inexpensive compared to flowers and fake flower setups. They also sell pretty well on Craigslist, so you can make some money back on your investment.
Post # 3
You did a great job. These will be great centerpieces for a bride on a budget or for a bride wanting to keep it simple, but elegant!
Post # 4
Where did you get the crystals at & how much did they cost you? I think all I have seen are just too pricey for some broken plastic!
Post # 5
I found the crystals at Hobby Lobby, in the flower arrangement section. They are called Dazzlers. They are $5 for one box (the box holds 1 cup’s worth of crystals), but I caught a 50% off sale in the flower arrangement section, so $2.50 a box for me. One box of Dazzlers worked for 3 of my centerpieces (I measured out 1/3 cup into the candle holders).
To get low prices, I use the online coupons and track weekly sales, like this one: http://www.hobbylobby.com/weekly/weekly.cfm
Another option that is not plastic is at thhe Dollar Tree (where everything’s a $1 ) , they offer a 14oz bag of glass luster gems for $1: http://www.dollartree.com/Clear-Luster-Gems/p315855/index.pro
Hope this was helpful,