- Mrs. Beagle
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: October 2009 - Church Ceremony/Reception at The Waterford House
Once we found our venue, I knew right away that I wanted to decoratethe outside walkway to invite people to take a break from the insideparty to mingle outside.
I decided it would look lovely to either place candles along thewalkway railing, or use them to decorate the cocktail tables we aregoing to place outside. I wanted to do something that was simple andnot time consuming.
Enter exhibit ’A’:
This project is fairly inexpensive. It’s easy and takes only a few minutes!
Religious candles—large and small sizes, preferably white (hmm… they look kind of nice in plain white also):
I found these at my local grocery store.They are approximately $1.50 each. I tried to find an online source forthem also, but I wasn’t very successful. I only found them at Kmartonline (they are also $1.50, but are only worth it if you can get freeshipping).
8 1/2″ X 11″ paper, ribbon, fabric, or anything else you think of to brighten up the candles.
I tried to look for paper that was either clear vellum with a design, or a light shade with a texture.
Make sure you remove all price stickers before you get started.
Lay the candle lengthwise on the paper. Mark the paper so that you can trim it to fit the candle.
After you have trimmed the paper, apply adhesive on the length of the paper. I used adhesive tape.
Place the candle on the paper and press down. Slowly roll the candle forward while continuing to hold the paper against candle.
Apply adhesive to both the widths andopposite length of the paper while continuing to hold the paper againstcandle. Roll the candle forward until you have reached the end of thepaper.
Turn the candle right-side up and press the paper onto candle until it sticks (about a minute).
Decorate the candle as best suits you.
The finished product*: