My DIY unity candle

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My DIY unity candle

Postby Aim-n-Shine2008 » Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:01 pm

For those of you who read my blog, sorry, this is a duplicate post. However, I know there are many ladies on here who don't read my blog and some people who read my blog who aren't on the board. Hopefully this will help someone!

A lot of the unity candles in stores nowadays are way too elaborate for my taste. Either that, or they're too expensive for a candle for 1 day!

I wanted something simple, but not expensive. A plain white candle was too simple, though.

I decided I would go the DIY route. It took me a while to find a plain, unscented white pillar candle that was tall enough. I found one at Hobby Lobby for around $5. What a steal! I also found vellum at Hobby Lobby. I don't remember the price, but it was very reasonable. While there, I decided to get some thin (1/4 inch) black ribbon. Our colors are black and white, with touches of green and touches of red (at the reception).

I designed the design for the candle using PowerPoint. The scroll design is the same design that is used on our programs. It is fairly similar to the design from our invitations. We did not design our invitations, so we weren't able to use that design for our programs/unity candle.

The vellum was really easy to print on. The ink dried fairly quickly. I used double sided tape to adhere the vellum to the candle. Then, I used the tape to stick the ribbon onto the candle.

It was quite simple, and I love the results! Simple and elegant.

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Re: My DIY unity candle

Postby aligator423uf » Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:44 am

Looks great!
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Re: My DIY unity candle

Postby kjm26 » Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:20 pm

I really like that.
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Re: My DIY unity candle

Postby Aim-n-Shine2008 » Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:22 am

kjm26 wrote:I really like that.


Thanks! :)
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