Snazz up your reception tables with these DIY menu candles

Updated Mar 15 2021
Photos by: Catherine Clark
DIY menu candles from @offbeatbride
Project and photos by the author

If you're not that chill with DIY, this ultra easy DIY menu candles project could be the one task you feel comfortable undertaking in your DIY wedding efforts. It takes about 20 minutes total and is pretty inexpensive, even if you need a ton of them.

What you'll need for these menu candles:

  • Clear glass jar candles (like these from Amazon, available at grocery and big box stores, too)
  • 8.5 x 11" (standard letter size) paper, any color — I used translucent vellum for a snazzier look (this kind prints really well)
  • Clear tape (this kind becomes almost invisible)

That's it! You'll want to create your menu (or any design/writing you like) for centerpieces, signage, etc. in a word processing program, find a good font, and just print it out on your paper. Trim the paper to fit the height of the candles, then just wrap and tape. If you'd rather not use tape, you can also run a small line of glue to secure the edges.

DIY menu candles from @offbeatbride

Will you be displaying a menu at your reception tables or just skipping that entirely?

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