* All digital cards and invitiations have moved! Check out the new pingg.com >

DIY Burlap & Lace Wedding Candle

A plain white candle gets all dressed up for the wedding reception. Like the Burlap and Lace table numbers, I simply tied a length of burlap around the candle-gathering it together on the side, and embellished it with the romantic lace, ivy and a sweet little white flower that I made from organza ribbon.

The candles will look beautiful on the reception tables, guest book table, or anywhere you need a little candlelight or a sweet, romantic look. You can also use burlap to wrap vases or jars of fresh flowers. You’d be surprised as just how far a touch of burlap can go. Add it to accessories throughout the room for a put together look that will impress your guests. Purchased by the yard, burlap is inexpensive and goes a long way in customizing your wedding decor.


White candles

5 1/2 inch wide burlap ribbon

White lace ribbon

Silk ivy sprigs

1 1/2 inch wide organza ribbon

Floral centers

Hot glue


For making silk flowers:

Step 1: Cut 3 pieces of the organza ribbon into 4-inch lengths, fold in half lengthwise and sew a running stitch down the open edges of each piece of ribbon

Step 2: Pull on the running stitch to gather the piece of ribbon into a flower petal.  Sew the ends together.

Step 3: After your petals are made, cut a 3/4-inch circle of white cardstock and punch a hole in the center. Glue the petals to the circle, and then slip the floral center between the petals and through the cardstock circle. Apply a small dot of hot glue to hold firmly in place.

Directions for the Candle:

Step 1: Wrap a piece of burlap ribbon around the candle, gather the ends together on the side and tie tightly with a lace ribbon.

Step 2: Insert the ivy sprig into the burlap and then adhere the handmade organza flower to the ribbon with a small dot of hot glue.

Find more party planning inspirations for Weddings

Inspiration to your inbox

Want to receive the latest Celebrations.com ideas?

Get our newsletter »
Meet our Writer
Becky Hardin
Recipe Contributor

She may be the Cookie Rookie, but her recipes are definitely top notch. Check out all of Becky's delicious creations.

Read More »
For the Kids Table: A Thanksgiving Place Setting They'll Gobble Up Link to video gallery. Let the kids have a little fun this year at the kids' table with this adorable -- and edible! -- place setting craft they can make themselves. »

Inspirations Delivered to Your Inbox

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter and have party tips and ideas sent straight to your inbox! You'll be the first to know about our best recipes, decoration ideas, invitation inspirations and more.