Create Amazing Centerpieces with
Wine Glasses and Candles
Planning a celebration? Wine and champagne glasses make excellent candle holders.
With a little imagination, and a simple glass, you can dream up ingenious ways to make distinctive centerpieces, with your own individual style.
Large or medium-sized wine goblets hold ball or egg-shaped candles with flair.
Embellish the graceful stems with ribbons, flowers, and other ornaments, or leave unadorned, for a look of elegant simplicity.
Narrower champagne flutes make superb taper holders. Layer the bottom of the glass with coarse salt, crystals, or florists' gel, and stick the candles in firmly.
Create exciting displays with upside down wine glasses. Fill a glass with your favorite decorations, turn it over, and place a pillar or ball candle on top.
You'll hire wine glasses in large quantities for weddings and special events, in any case, so create exciting candlesticks, with the stemware already at your disposal.
Have a look at the following ideas, and learn how to create simple, yet eye-catching, wine glass centrepieces, in no time at all.
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Wine Glass Candle Lamp Shades - Set of 3 Different Designs
Transform ordinary wine glasses into extraordinary table lamp centerpieces.
Simply click the lampshades together, place LED tea lights into the wine glasses, put the lampshades on top, and you're ready for a romantic evening for two...for decorating any table festively...for lighting up that night time garden party.
Pure and simple enchantment for indoor or outdoor entertaining!
These sets include 3 parchment lampshades. Classic motifs combine a touch of nostalgia, with a modern finish: drape, pearls and fringes.
You'll have to supply the wine glasses, and the tealight candles.
You can use these centerpieces in venues with flame restrictions, or in windy outdoor locations.
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Create a makeshift candlestick with a votive and wine glass. Attach the votive glass to the overturned wineglass with a dab of Presstik. (For a permanent arrangement, you can attach the two pieces with epoxy glue).
Decorate the stem. We threaded transparent pink, and pearl beads onto sturdy crochet cotton, using a very thin embroidery needle, and tied the beads around the glass's stem.
Stick a tea light into the votive glass. Tea lights decorated with glitter give a nice sparkle.
How to make candle and flower arrangements in a wine glass
Use taper candles for deeper, narrower wine glasses, and small pillar candles for wider, shallower glasses.
We used roses and carnations, but you can use almost any smaller flower heads.
Have fun experimenting with different flowers!
Miniature flower arrangements, in upside down wineglass candleholders, make unusual centrepieces for weddings, bridal showers, and many more special occasions.
We used cheerful pansy faces, but you can use any small
flowers or buds.
A ball, (or small pillar candle), on the foot of the glass, completes the arrangement.
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The graceful stems of wineglasses present you with unique opportunities to decorate.
Turn wine glasses over, tie fresh flowers to the stems with ribbons, stick candles on top, and you have pretty floral centerpieces, adding notes of grace, and elegance, to your wedding, or bridal shower tables.
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Inverted wine glasses, filled with glass nuggets, marbles, or beads, form dazzling candlesticks, with the base, (now on top), holding the candle.
You'll need: a wine glass; a candle; glass nuggets; a mirror tile or circular pane of glass, slightly wider than the rim of the wine glass.
Fill the wine glass with nuggets. Place a mirror tile, or glass pane, over the glass's opening.
Turn over carefully and place it on your table.
Place the candle on the base of the glass. Decorate your table with more nuggets, ribbons or serviettes of matching colors.
Champagne glasses of the same types or designs, but of different heights, make a dramatic centerpiece, when grouped closely together on a table, and with a taper candle in each one.
You'll need: 3 champagne glasses; taper candles; coarse bath crystals or florists' gel, (to stabilize the candles).
Arrange the glasses in a circular shape. Pour crystals or florists' gel into each glass. Wedge the tapers firmly into the crystals, until they stand firmly and securely upright, by themselves.
Wine glasses rimmed with sugar, and filled with candles, make ideal party centerpieces. Use coloured sugar for birthdays, coconut for the snowy effect of a "white Christmas", coffee granules for rich, earth-toned colour schemes. Milk, lemon juice, or any other sticky liquids adhere the granules to the edge of the glass.
wine glasses; sugar; milk; candles.
Pour milk into a shallow dish.
Dip the wine glass's rim into the milk. Pour sugar into another plate.
Dip and rub the glass into the sugar until well coated. Leave to dry. Place a candle into each glass.
Tip for making coloured sugar:
Pour sugar into a container. Drip drops of food colouring into the sugar. Stir well with a fork. Leave to dry for several hours. Mash through with the fork to eliminate lumps. Ready to use!
Decorate Wine Glasses with Paper Napkins and Ribbons
Wine glasses, decorated with napkins and ribbons, make festive pillar or ball candle centerpieces.
Use colorful paper napkins for birthdays, or informal parties. High-quality fabric or cloth napkins add class for weddings, or formal celebrations.
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2 white tapers
Crystals or florists's gel
An oval glass dish
2 wine glasses
Flowers and leaves (we used a pink rose, white carnation, yesterday-today-and-tomorrow, and deep blue pansies)
Place the 2 glasses in the oval dish. Pour crystals into the glasses. Wedge the candles in firmly.
Layer the bottom of the dish with glass nuggets.
Pour water into the dish, up to the stems of the glasses.
Arrange flowers and leaves in the water under the candle glasses.
Turn wine glasses into dazzling tea light holders. The refractive qualities of pressed glass, cut glass and crystal, with deeply-etched designs, cast shimmering patterns of candlelight onto your surroundings.
Use LED tea lights for fragile glass pieces.
Group these decorative wineglasses together on a shiny round metal tray; display them in a row on a long mirror tile, (or line up 3 or 4 square mirror tiles); place a white cloth underneath a pane of glass, with an arrangement of wine glass candle holders on top.
Use glasses of different shapes and sizes, with the same or similar designs.
Place a tea light in each one, and you have a stunning display of wine glasses transformed into hurricane candle holders.
This effect is spectacularly beautiful, but can look quite cold, (despite the glowing candlelight).
Surround the glasses with flowers,
beads, ribbons, or whichever decorations you fancy. Colourful flowers, particularly, bring this type of centerpiece to life.