Aisle Do: DIY Your Candle Holders

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In this column, Ernest Pascual of Bespoke Manila talks about how to DIY your candle holders. With the help of Adrian Ardiente for photos, Ernest shows you how to add these personalized touches for your wedding.

Our aim is to give you and other soon-to-wed couples ideas on how you can personalize your wedding by doing simple do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. We also want to help you create some lovely details to make your wedding extra special. We will tell you what materials to source, the step-by-step procedure, and how the details we have designed look during an actual wedding.

Candle Holders

Candles exude a warm glow. Create further interest and a dramatic touch on the table by crafting these easy-to-do candle holders.

Here’s what you need:
• Jewel stickers
• Glass container
• Printed parchment paper
• Double-sided tape
• A pair of scissors
• Craft paper
• Pencil

WaW Aisle Do Candle HoldersMaterials

Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Create a pattern for the glass container using the craft paper.

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Step 2: Trace the pattern paper on the parchment paper and cut it.

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Step 3: Place double-sided tape on the traced pattern paper and wrap the traced pattern paper around the glass container.

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Step 4: Decorate it with jewel stickers.

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The end result:

Photo Credit: Metrophoto

Photo Credit: Metrophoto

Bespoke Tip: You need to create a pattern since wrapping the glass container can be a challenge.


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