Shop for candles in a discount store and you will discover they are far from budget priced, especially when dozens are needed for wedding candle displays. Buy ready-made wedding candle displays and they can break the wedding budget. Instead of buying overpriced candles from stores, buy in bulk online and consider the following unique budget ideas for wedding candle displays. They are easy to make and cheaper than store-bought candle displays that are far less impressive.
Make Unique Budget Clay Pot Displays
Small clay pots can be painted and turned into unique and dazzling wedding candle displays. Buy budget clay pots to hold votive candles along with clay saucers. Paint the exterior of the pots with latex craft paint infused with tiny flecks of iridescent glitter that will glimmer in the light. Fill the painted pots with votive candles in colors of your choice. These easy and unique candle displays can be painted and filled to coordinate with the wedding colors. Best of all they are cheaper than colored glass or crystal, and they are just as eye-catching and dramatic.
For budget candle displays that are also unique and truly beautiful, turn the glitzy painted pots upside down, and top each one with a painted saucer that has been securely glued in place. Top each saucer with a colored votive candle. The saucer will catch the melting wax. These easy wedding candle displays will provide subtle light that will fill the room with a natural glow, and the scene will appear magical.
Fire and Crystal Wedding Candle Displays on a Budget
Real cut crystal can be very expensive, but it is not necessary when coming up with candle displays for a wedding. Fire and crystal wedding candle displays can be made using cut ornamental glass, clear fluted bowls, and colorful votive candles. Look for budget crystals used for holiday ornaments instead of expensive Austrian crystal or other costly varieties. The strings can be easily removed. They produce the same tiny rainbows as more expensive crystals when embellished with light, but for far less than the cost of expensive varieties. Place a single votive candle in each clear fluted bowl, and surround it with a layer of budget cut glass crystals. When the candles are lit they will create beautiful fire and crystal candle displays that are ideal for a wedding celebration.
Long Budget Mirrored Candle Displays for Celebration Tables
Imagine tables at the wedding reception topped with long mirrors, flower petals, and beautiful candle displays. This sounds expensive and not at all ideal when hosting a wedding on a budget, but it is possible to make these types of beautiful and unique candle displays without spending a lot of money. Do not invest in mirrors designed especially for topping tables. Instead, buy budget door mirrors from a discount store. They are the perfect length and width for wedding candle displays arranged on tables. Buy clear and colored glass votive holders, and arrange them in groups of three. Fill the votives with candles in coordinating colors. Sparingly sprinkle real or faux flower petals around the votive cups and down the length of the mirrors. Light the votives for stunning and dramatic wedding table displays that will generate many compliments.
Sponge Paint Budget Glass Bowls for Unique Candle Displays
Candle displays made using colored cut glass or crystal bowls are beautiful, but they are not necessary when trying to create unique wedding candle displays on a budget. Buy budget priced round glass bowls with fluted tops, and sponge paint the bowls with glass paint that matches the primary wedding colors. Allow the paint to dry completely, and fill each bowl with a single white votive candle. When the candles are lit in these budget candle displays will enhance the colors of the glass. This is an easy way to make unique budget candle displays for a wedding, and absolutely anyone can do it.
Look for other ways to save money when coming up with decorations and displays for a wedding, and consider the information in the article entitled, Unique Homemade Wedding Shower Favors. They also make great favors for the wedding reception, and many are designed with budget prices in mind.