How to make a custom candlelight lamp from a wine glass #Decor DIY#centerpiece#decor#diy centerpiece#non-floral centerpiece#tutorial Updated Dec 9 2019 (Posted Sep 13 2012) Guest post by Liz Gubernatis A glass of wine by candlelight sounds awfully rom-com-romantic, doesn't it? How about a wine glass that IS the candlelight? If you're looking for wedding venue mood lighting, these could light up the bar, the piano, the stage, or whatever space you're using, AND would make for soft lit centerpieces on each table. After the wedding, they could set the mood for date night, or just bask in the warm glow on a Tuesday night with Netflix. Here's how to make a candlelight lamp from a wine glass. Materials and Tools Paper: tracing paper will let more light through, scrapbook paper will let less. Vellum is awesome. This lampshade template, printed Scissors Double-sided tape or Glue Stick Wine glass Battery Operated Tealight Candles Step 1: Print this template. Cut out. Related Post DIY these geeky wedding candles for centerpieces or a unity candle Remember these easy-peasy DIY menu candles we created a while back? Here's a spin on that project that your geeky self can use for a... Read more Step 2: Trace and cut out lampshade. Vellum is a great option for letting plenty of flickering light through, scrapbook paper is very pretty, and you can even alter the template in Photoshop or with GIMP before you print so that there's a pattern you can just cut out. Decorate to your heart's content. Step 3: Apply glue or tape to the top side of one short edge. Overlap the edges of the lampshade as indicated and glue or tape down the flap. Step 4: Drop your candle into the wine glass and center it. Step 5: Top with your lampshade and turn out the lights. Tips: If you're using vellum or tracing papers, try to keep your glue or tape line straight, as it will show more on these papers. You can use edging scissors to add a decorative edge to the bottom (or top, or both) of your lampshade. Niches: Bookish Brides: If you can bear to sacrifice a few pages from a ruined book… Music Lovers: sheet music is a perfect fit for these shades. Zombiephiles: bleeding, bandaged, brainy shades FTW! Foodies: Add wine labels or illuminate menu items with a glow. Ladies of the Renn Faire: Use a bit of lace, or just create the look with a pair of edging scissors. Your Turn! Will you be making a little lampshade for your wine glass? Tell us how you'll make this project your own in the comments below. Guest post written by Liz Gubernatis Liz is a Pepsi addict who married her sword-wielding urban Viking (who probably inspired the “What’s in YOUR wallet?” commercials) on 1-1-11. Originally from Nebraska, she spent some time on the East Coast but left before it made her hard-hearted, landing back in the Midwest, where she thrives. She sews, paints, cooks, bakes, plays with paper, computers and cats, loves chocolate, peanut butter, and popcorn, and frequently purges her apartment to make room for more fabric, craft supplies, and projects to play with. http://swordinthestove.com PREVIOUS Emily & Jordan's fly-fishing and cookies English teacher wedding NEXT Let's all admire Kwame's hand-made wedding outfit Show/Hide comments [ 9 ] I can't believe I never thought of this! Very cute? Reply I can't seem to print out your template. Do you happen to have it as a .pdf ? Reply I sure do! http://www.swordinthestove.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/wine-glass-lamp-shade-template.pdf Just make sure to set your margins to 0" when printing so it's not too small. 🙂 Reply yay! Thank you – that works! Reply I want to do this with sheet music!! Using the sheet music from some of our favourite songs! Reply I'll do this with pages of the books. i'm making bouquet out of ….. amazing! Reply Hey, that is a really cool idea. One that is cheap and really adds something cool to the wedding decor. Reply I make it easy, using paper drink cups..cut out bottom of cup and put over liquor glasses or any glasses the cups fit over..sometimes I put colored sand, pebbles,etc in bottom, then tea light. You can find some really interesting paper cups..you can use a hole puncher, cut designs too many ideas floating in my head Reply I have an old world nautical room and I think I'll use old maps for my shades. Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.