Wedding season might be months away, but January is a great time to start making the DIY table decorations, party favors, programs, etc. for your special day. Start your shopping at Goodwill now, especially if you need dozens of similar items.
Candles should be a big part of any table centerpiece. (Everyone looks better in soft candlelight!) Instead of the usual round mirror, little tea lights and a floral arrangement, why not make something special?
I made these candles using wine glasses, shades from light fixtures and lace shirts. And I found everything at Goodwill.
As you’re shopping, fit the shades on the stemware. Be sure the shades “fit” and don’t slide or move. They look best if they cover most of the wine “bowl.” Make sure the opening is big enough to get a candle in!
So simple, but you can decorate each shade with ribbon or other if you want to add color.
Or cover the shade with lace. Look for tops made with stretch lace.
Cut a section of the shirt a little bigger than the shade. Using a paintbrush, paint Mod Podge on the shade and attach the lace. Once the entire shade is covered, cut the excess off at the top, bottom and side seam.
Look for shades and wine glass in a variety of sizes and shapes. Personalize the candle holders with trim, ribbon or colored votives. I used some left over lace under the candles and created height with old books.