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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.

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