Handmade: Lace & Light

Candlelight, that is. Ever since I started planning my own wedding I have known that I wanted lace-covered tealight holders as part of the reception decorations because pictures like these had me totally in love:





While my ideas for other reception decorations have wavered and evolved over the months, I never stopped wanting to create my own version of this gorgeous detail. So the other day, armed with various adhesives and scraps of lace, Mr E and I sat down on the living room floor to give it a go.

After a bit of trial and error we found out that the most effective adhesive to stick the lace to the tealight holder was double-sided tape. We also tried fabric glue, school glue, and a hot glue gun, but the tape was the easiest to use and was less messy. We did end up using the glue gun for sticking pearl trim on a few of the holders though, and that worked well. Here are the results of our efforts:



We ordered “seconds” (tealight holders with flaws that the manufacturer just wants to get rid of) which saved us quite a lot for this project. Excuse the clutter in these pics, we were in the middle of sorting decorations into piles for each picnic table (obviously we won’t put the candles on the picnic rugs though!). Here is one last shot of the holders along with the other decorations that will go on the tables, not including flowers:


There’s the lavender heart sachets I made again, and the doily runners that hopefully wont look as crumpled as that on the day!

It feels like all the decorations are coming together now. 🙂 Anyone else a fan of lace-covered tealight holders?

*Unless otherwise stated all photos are personal


Mrs. Earrings

Fresno, CA/ Nelson, New Zealand
Wedding Date:
January 2011
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  1. glasses Bee
    glasses 2749 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:21 pm

    All my favorite things in one – lace, tealights, and pearls! Looks great!

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    jordynrose 6351 posts, Bee Keeper @ 11:07 pm

    Very cute!

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