Rocks, silk flowers, and other embellishments (all optional)
Water (food coloring is optional)
Planning on woodland-theme decorations for your wedding reception tables? Maybe you’re hosting an anniversary party for a couple who love spending time outdoors together? Whatever the reason for the special occasion, candles are always classic. Floating candles are especially lovely for an evening event and a woodland theme is no trouble to create. With things you have around your house and yard you can make floating candles, in beautiful glasses, with an outdoor theme.
Usually, when working with floating candles, it’s not about the candles, entirely. The eyes are often drawn to the container that the candles are floating in. that could be a fishbowl with shells at the bottom, or a glass bowl glued to a candlestick. In this case, the floating candles will be in ordinary drinking glasses. Sound ordinary? It won’t be after you finish with them and that takes only a few minutes.
Clear glasses are needed for the woodland candle pieces but the glasses can have designs on them. Good choices for the designs include butterflies or flowers. Tall glasses are best; they can be cylindrical, such as glass vases, or mere drinking glasses.
Twigs, when dropped down into glasses of water, look beautiful. You might decide to use clear water but lightly-colored water is really pretty. Drop a handful of twigs into each vase or glass and fill with water – colored or not.
There are many other things that you could put into the water glasses. Some things include silk flowers, stones, marbles, silk leaves, chunks of bark, or even miniatures. It’s important that you clean nature pieces so that no dirt or other matter is floating in the water.
Set a floating candle in each glass of water and your woodland table decorations are ready for the tables. If you already have glasses, and you own floating candles, all you have to do is go outside and pick up some sticks. As far as the assembly, it takes just a few seconds for each glass.
To make the woodland scene inside each glass glow, consider putting rope lights around the base of each glass, and surrounding it with garland, a lei, or another concealer. Or, align the glasses up on a shelf, mantle, or other surface, with the lighting behind them. They’re pretty enough in the beginning, but when you light them, they’re astoundingly beautiful.