When I heard how much it was to rent candle holders for our reception, I flat out refused it! I won't tell you how much that is because I don't care to be the source of massive strokes and severe heart attacks all across blogland, but it's RIDICULOUS!! And you have NOTHING to show for your money in the end, as the key word here is "RENT"! Forget it!
As I mentioned yesterday, my Mom is always looking out for me. Last summer she picked up six bushel baskets of telephone insulators for me at a yard sale for $20. (You all know how I love my junk!) I was very excited about it, but had no idea what I was going to do with so many insulators. There were literally hundreds of them sitting in our driveway waiting to be used in a project. Until now I was fresh out insulator ideas. But then my candle holder problem appeared and I remembered a project I had seen via Ki and Sue from Junk Market. It is just the thing for my candle holders. And I can do it all for hundreds of dollars less than what I would have paid to rent the cheesey ones at the country club! Oh yeah, and what would a wedding project be without a little burlap? Check it out...
I simply opened a sleeve and placed the insulator upside down inside the sleeve. It's a perfectly snug fit. I love when things can be perfect, don't you?
As you can see, the insulators are hollow on the inside. This makes for a cozy little spot to put, what else, a candle of course!
Then there was the decision of whether to fill them with a votive...
...or a tea light. This has yet to be determined, though I am open to your thoughts!!Next, I got out my trusty "22 calibur, double barreled, sawed off, glue gun". Armed and dangerous, I went to town gluing my burlap to the sleeve and trimming it off as I went. What would I do without burlap and a glue gun??
I tied on a ribbon and, of course, a button and ta-dahhh!!! We've got instant candle holders for about $50. This here folks, works out to be, approximately 33 cents per candle holder. That is several dollars less than those crazy country clubbers were trying to get out of me! Let me know what you think of them.