Sunday, June 5, 2011

How to jazz up the candle stands..

I am a big fan of small things which add ambience and theme to the room ...really amazes me how little changes in the decor will bring that extra umph!!!!! Some days back I showed you a blue and white summer table decor  in which I used candle stands which I had jazzed up with flowers.. Today I will share a quick tutorial to get that look!!!

I highly recommend using Limonium ..also known as Purple statice (wiki) flowers for 2 reasons. First they are available everywhere- in cold countries as well as the warmer and tropical countries. Second is that these flowers can be dried easily and the most important thing is that even after drying their color looks as good as the fresh ones.

Do you remember the table decor I did last year in Z├╝rich. See here and here!!! I used Limonium for the centerpiece arrangement!! 

table scape

I loved the natural beauty there and wanted to bring some part of it with me..So I dried these flowers and brought them with me to Singapore. They sit on my center table in the living room right now!!

Table decor

How to dry them? Its very simple.. Just remove the water from pot/vase you are keeping the Limonium in..Cut off few cms from the end stems.. Let them dry naturally!! 

So coming back to how to jazz up the candle stands... You need scissors, a few stems of Limonium and a string - either a twine/raffia/ ribbon.

Cut off the long stem of Limonium and make a tiny bunch of them. Use the string to bunch them together. Now tie this bunch to the neck of the candle stand. 

As per the occasion you can choose to use the type of the string.  For example: use a lovely white ribbon for wedding or anniversary. For a cozy casual look use raffia .. for fun party look use bakers twine.. 

You won't believe how much the type of the string and the color of the candles can make a difference to the look and feel of your table!!!

Hope you all have a great start to your week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joining party at Metamorphosis Monday, Table top Tuesday and 



Rekha said...

cool idea Purnima, I love the way you use simple ideas to come up with gorgeous ideas. Have a gr8 weekend.

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thanks Rekha!!

Jenn Erickson said...

Visiting from the Creative Bloggers Party & Hop over at Create with Joy!

I love the way the statice looks with your elegant candlesticks!

So pleased to "meet" you!

New follower,
Jenn/Rook No. 17

Honey at 2805 said...

Nice, inviting certerpiece. Visitin from Creative Bloggers and a new follower. Hope you will visit and consider same.

Jessica said...

These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

SV said...

Beautiful arrangement!!!
Thanks for sharing how to dry the flowers


Very pretty arrangement!! I will have to copy this!, I love it! Thanks for the drying flower tutorial...I like this too. I'm also at Met. M, BNOTP. FABBY

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thanks ladies!!!!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Oh, my goodness! This is so pretty :) Linking this up made the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop very special. Thank you!

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thanks SJ!!!

painted princess collection said...

very pretty arrangments.Great idea and a nice blog

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thanks anadhirajan!!

Madera y Zinc said...

That find I great!

Anonymous said...

what a lovely inspiration!! wow!