Wedding Idea: Unity Candle

I purchased a unity candle set from Hobby Lobby. It was plain and had no writing or designs on it. The set included one thick cream colored candle and two thinner candles. I also used a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 vellum scrapbook paper.

Printable Vellum
On the paper, I printed a verse used during our wedding ceremony and our wedding monogram. Once printed, I trimmed an inch from the top and bottom of the vellum paper. I wrapped the paper around the thick candle to measure the size needed. You only want about a half inch overlap of the paper at the back of the candle. Once this has been determined, trim the paper to size.

Now, using hot glue, adhere one edge of the paper to the back of the candle. Wrap the paper all the way around the candle and glue the other edge to the existing piece of vellum that has already been glued to the candle.

To cover the seams (where the paper and candle meet near the top and bottom of the candle), simply glue a piece of 1/4 inch organza ribbon over them. This will not only conceal the seams, but will also add interest to an otherwise drab candle.

If you would like to dress up the thinner candles, you can use the same 1/4 inch organza ribbon and glue it around the candles. Doing this will add a little color to those candles as well.


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