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How to Decorate Candelabras

Updated February 21, 2017

Candelabras are large candleholders, usually with many arms. They are often used in weddings and other ceremonies, or as formal table centrepieces. Many people decorate them to match the occasion. Candelabras used at weddings, for example, are usually decorated with ribbons and flowers. You can also decorate a candelabra to personalise it.

Paint the candelabra. If your candelabra is dark black and you don't like the look, lighten it with a can of spray paint. Protect nearby areas with newspaper. Use at least two coats of paint for best results.

Add decorative accessories. Attach dangling crystals with fishing line for an elegant look, or twine vines around the arms of the candelabra. You can place a bouquet of flowers in the middle of the candelabra and let the arms of the candles poke through. Use a hot glue gun or floral wire in a colour that matches the candelabra to attach silk flowers or beads.

Create final touches. Tie a ribbon around the neck of the candelabra and let the ends dangle gracefully. You can also decorate for the seasons. During the fall holidays, add colourful leaves around the base of the candelabra. Hang round ornaments from the arms at Christmastime. Add candles in different colours, or use one colour for a more elegant look.

Things You'll Need

  • Metal spray paint
  • Fishing line
  • Crystals
  • Hot glue gun
  • Floral wire
  • Beads
  • Ribbon
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