It's summer loving time and I'm feeling all the love for all things floral. A hostess at heart, I have a long list of DIY projects to share and try out myself. I love candles. I love the way they smell and want one burning all the time. This DIY project was super fun and easy and can be used for all different types of centerpieces - from fancy wedding centerpieces to bridal/baby showers & parties. Enjoy.
YOU WILL NEED:
-a candle of your choice
-preserved or artificial greenery
-ribbon of your choice
With your scissors, cut 5-10 greenery stems about the height of your candle, maybe an inch or two less. Set aside.
Take your rubberband and wrap it around your candle about half way down.
Gently take your greenery stems and place under the rubberband. You may have to trim off some leaves depending on how much fill you want. You can wrap your candle all the way around or do a simple front embellishment like this one. Feel free to be creative and mix different florals as well. The world is your oyster.
With the ribbon of your choice, wrap the candle over your rubberband. You may cut your band away or leave it under your ribbon. Tie a pretty bow and maybe a cute tag. This would be perfect for a "table one" tag to mark your wedding tables, don't you think?
ALL THE WAYS YOU CAN USE THIS PROJECT:
-Thread a tag through your ribbon and write "Table One" to use as a table marker at your wedding reception.
-Write a cute quote on a tag to hand out as wedding shower favors
-Wrap a whole bunch of candles and surround them with florals for the most amazing centerpiece.
-Create a mini-version of this project with a smaller candle with a name tag for the cutest take-home place setting for your guests.
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I love preserved greenery. It stays looking great & smelling nice (and doesn't die).
A lot of my preserved greenery comes from Nettleton Hollow. Be sure to check them out.
I'd love to see your own finished version of this project. Get creative with different florals or combine several of them.