Annie Schlechter

When topped with shimmering votive candles, a mirror becomes a pool of reflective light that casts a glow onto the reception tables. For this centerpiece, we stacked a 14-inch-diameter mirror on foam boards to make a platform, then covered the edges with a wide ribbon and added a thinner ribbon for decoration, folding ribbon ends under and securing them with decorative-head pins. To decorate the vase, we wrapped a coordinating ribbon around the bottom and fastened it in place with double-sided tape; it's best to use a tall vase like this cylinder so the blooms won't get close to the flames even if they droop. Because the ribbon we chose was 1-inch wide, we combined our 1/4-inch-thick mirror with 1/2- and 1/4-inch-thick foam boards (cut to match the shape of the mirror with a utility knife) to create a 1-inch platform; once you've selected ribbon, you can use as many layers of foam board as you need to get the proper height. The ribbon we used for accent is 1/3-inch wide.

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Anonymous
June 8, 2010
I did this at my wedding with some slight variations. I used the reception site's mirrors, so i didn't elevate them. I used only six votive candles per centerpiece and used vases of varying heights. Lastly, I put ribbon higher up on the vase to cover up where we bundled my flowers. The effect was beautiful and inexpensive!
Anonymous
April 2, 2010
Most reception halls have mirrors that they will let you use for free! Now just need votives.
Anonymous
April 2, 2010
Most reception halls have mirrors that they will let you use for free! Now just need votives.
Anonymous
March 26, 2010
I love this centerpiece! I'm definitely going to try to replicate- thanks for all of the tips. Does anyone know how tall of a vase they used or recommend using? thanks!
Anonymous
March 26, 2010
I love this centerpiece! I'm definitely going to try to replicate- thanks for all of the tips. Does anyone know how tall of a vase they used or recommend using? thanks!
Anonymous
December 17, 2009
Save on Crafts has affordable round and square mirrors
Anonymous
December 13, 2009
hello, does anyone knoW WHERE I can find a 13 inch round styrafoam? i have been to the Michaels and they don't have the right size... Thanks
Anonymous
October 28, 2009
any suggestions on where to buy the mirrors?
Anonymous
March 1, 2009
Can a use this for the head table and make smaller ones for the other tables? Also what about square mirrors instead of round?
Anonymous
February 6, 2009
Can I place a large candle in the middle instead of a vase of flowers?
Anonymous
February 2, 2009
I also would like to know what the cylinder size is? Thank you!
Anonymous
January 26, 2009
what size vase would you reccomend using? Tell me if I'm woring, but this seems like a somewhat easy, and inexpensive centerpiece.
Anonymous
January 14, 2009
Thanks angiet949!
Anonymous
January 3, 2009
Sarahlee- Foam board will end up costing more than it's worth. Go to your local crafts store and purchase large 1" deep sheets of styrofoam. That will do the trick.
Anonymous
January 3, 2009
I am doing this for my reception but I need tips on where to find the foam, I found the mirrors for a good price though.
Anonymous
November 5, 2008
I REALLY LOVE THE IDEA OF CANDLES ON MIRRORS BECAUSE IT WILL GIVE OFF A GREAT GLOW AND WARM LIGHTING
Anonymous
August 8, 2008
they look like ranunculus
Anonymous
August 1, 2008
Can anyone tell me what the flowers in this centerpiece are? Thanks!