Prayer Candle Table Markers
i wanted to do something unique, affordable and very me for my backyard reception. I really had no idea my dollar store prayer candles and table markers would steal the show.
Prayer candle centerpiece with garden stake name plates.
I wanted a outdoor little Italy restaurant type feel. I was not looking for a traditional wedding style. This was not my first marriage sooooo. Haha.
In all seriousness I wanted a nice casual, unique, delicious fun day.
I knew I would want candies and some type of centerpiece. I started thinking what my theme was really about. I was not looking for big floral displays. So hello!!! Basil plants, herbs, succulents and a few flowers .
Can you guess the theme of the candles?
I guess you could say I wanted a outdoor, little Italy eatery thing happening.
Each table was equipped with white tablecloth, checkered overlay, pink vase with flowers, cement planter with succulent, small potted herb, Italian waster, a fragrant basil plant with a marker saying the name of table and the final touch was the prayer candles labeled with a famous Italian or movie to match the name on plant marker.
Since we did Buffett I had tables announced by name on marker. “Godfather table, it’s your turn to eat” something like that anyway.
By the end of night I was handing out basil plants and prayer candles. My guests were so excited to take them.
The whole centerpieces were so easy and cheap to make!!!
What do you think?
I even had one for our little bride table.
So to me these were so easy.
I bought candles at Dollar Tree and 99 cents store. The same with the terra cotta pots. The cement planters from 99 cent store too. The basil plants from Trader Joe’s. I went in a few days before and requested 15 to ge ready. So easy. The pink vases from World Market.
Bottom line my table cost $10 bucks a piece. TA DA!!!!!
So here is what I did to make the candles
- prayer candle
- screen shot pictures off of internet
- printed and glued on with just white glue on edges
- tied on twine and rubbed some glue in between
That is it!!! Done!
I didn’t even repot the basil . I unwrapped and put in the pots. Succulents last forever. I trimmed from my garden and stuck them in. That’s my story.
I’m gling to make these for the holidays this year.