Posted on June 20th, 2011 by Sylvie
How are you today?
I’d like to start this week with a creation I’ve done for our upcoming wedding in Tuscany, next September.
Our couple will have a dinner reception in a nice villa which has a stunning garden surrounded by trees. So we thought it would be nice to decorate them with some lighting.
The first idea was to use some white lanterns available in different sizes, but we worked out the cost would have been quite high (either renting or buying them).
So we had another idea – what about diy lanterns?
This is our first attempt, what do you reckon?
If you’d like to try and make some of them too you will need:
> 1 vase of Bonne Maman jam
> 1m wire
> 1 candle
> transparent beads
The trick is to bend the wire, so that you have a nice shape – I guess it’s just a matter of exercise! The lenght of the wire is really up to you. I consider 1m but you can adjust it. I wouldn’t recommend to have it too short otherwise you risk the candle is too close to the tree branches.
Since the wedding colour scheme is purple, I thought to give it a go…I bought a purple candle and decorate it with some lavender…I’m quite pleased with the result!
Photos: Sylvie – Wedding design Italy