By Vanessa Coppola I love the little details of a wedding, the details that give you a glimpse into the couple’s personality. Crafting something for your big day will not only give your wedding a more personal touch but it will also save you money (so you can have a larger dress budget, of course). I was a DIY bride when planning my wedding 3 years ago, and once of my favorite wedding projects was the unity candle. Not only was it such a simple project but, in my opinion, it looked so much better than any store-bought candle we could have purchased. I still love looking back at my wedding photos that capture all of the little handmade details that we incorporated, and I wish you the same nostalgic memories.
Pillar candle 2 taper candles Transparent vellum paper Ribbon Glue dots Double-sided tape can also work. Gemstone scrapbooking embellishments I used buckle slides and gem dots. Scissors Paper cutter
Step 1: Print your wedding logo horizontally on the vellum paper. I designed a simple monogram with our names and wedding date using Photoshop. Cut off about 1″ from the top and bottom of the vellum paper using a paper cutter. Step 2: Attach the vellum paper to the pillar candle using a few glue dots in the back. Double-sided tape would also work for this project. Step 3: Slide the buckle slide (you can find these in the scrapbooking aisles at your local craft store) on the ribbon and attach the ribbon to the pillar candle using a few glue dots. If you don’t like as much bling as I do, just attach the ribbon to the candle minus the buckle slide. Step 4: Attach a ring of ribbon to the taper candles using glue dots, and add crystal scrapbooking embellishments to the candles for a little more sparkle. Step 5: Enjoy your wedding day! About the Author: Vanessa Coppola crafts from her Arizona home, where she resides with her husband and two furbabies. They are happily expecting a baby boy in August. Vanessa is the author of The Crafty Nest, where she blogs about life and all things crafty.