It's a cool, rainy morning, almost 10 a.m. and 54 degrees here in Michigan! It has been fairly cool all summer and now I am breathing a sigh of relief that we changed our plans from an outdoor wedding to an inside venue. Sorry I can't decorate outside? Yes. But the peace of mind is priceless.
One of the down sides of an indoor venue for the reception is a ban on open flames. I love candles on the tables but it's going to have to be battery operated votives instead. I already had the votive holders from Lauren's wedding, and I still want light on the tables so my challenge was a way to make the ugly battery operated lights less noticeable. My stash of vintage lace finally came in handy!
A line of hot glue on the glass holds the lace in place, and then just gently stretch it around the holder and affix with another line of glue. It seems fairly solid and I'll be able to peel it off if I ever want plain holders again. I even found some leftover adhesive gimp to cover the raw edge of one of the lace pieces that I used.
As luck would have it a friend contacted me a few weeks ago wondering if I wanted a bag of antique lace that she was getting rid of. Like a good hoarder I took it, and it is the perfect width to cover the votives.
I used real candles to show you how these look, I don't have the battery op ones yet but I see that Amazon has them for pretty cheap. I can't wait to see these on the tables! Only a few dozen more to go:>)