DIY: Candle & Rose Petal Centerpieces

Posted by bridalbuds on Feb 04, 2009

For the décor of my wedding, the main focal point will be candles, and lots of them! And candles are a great DIY way to bring romance to your wedding. I took my inspiration from this photo:

candle rose wedding centerpiece

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I created my own centerpieces using small pillar candles in glass pedestals (from the Dollar Tree!) filled with colored glass gems. With the help of my trusty glue gun, I also added copper-colored ribbon around the base of each pedestal. To add presence and color to the centerpieces, each table will have a copper-colored organza round topped with a square mirror surrounded by tealight candles and silk rose petals.


The total cost of my 11 centerpieces was $80.98, only $7.36 per centerpiece!

In addition to the candles used for the centerpieces and luminarias, I will be putting candles and rose petals on the cake table, guest book table, and food tables. I love candles, so I am very happy to be using them to create a warm and intimate atmosphere at my wedding!