How to decorate a candelabra

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How to decorate a candelabra
Candelabras are table centrepiece staples. (candlestick image by from

A candelabra is a decorative pedestal featuring several candle-holder branches. Candelabras are available in a variety of materials such as crystal, bronze, wrought iron, brass and gold and silver-tone metals. Decorate a candelabra to use as elegant reception or party table decor. A decorated candelabra makes an ideal centrepiece, as well as a subdued lighting element. Enhance a candelabra with simple craft items such as ribbons and floral pieces to create a themed decor piece.

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Things you need

  • Candelabra
  • Taper candles
  • Wired vines, garlands and flowers
  • Ribbons
  • Decor items, such as faux pearl strands and beads

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    Fill the candelabra with tall taper candles. Choose candles that coordinate with the overall table or party theme or colour scheme. Use red and green candles to set a Christmas party table. Insert pastel pink and green candles into the candelabra as summer garden soir�e decor. Get creative by using beaded candles.

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    Enhance the candelabra with flowers and vines. Wrap a wired faux mini-ivy vine around the candelabra's base for a garden party or a small evergreen garland as Christmas decor. Attach faux flowers featuring wire stems directly under the candles or anywhere on the base. Use red poinsettia flowers for a Christmas-inspired candelabra or tulips and roses for a summer theme.

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    Enhance the candelabra with ribbons. Choose a themed ribbon, such as a red velvet version for Christmas celebration or a pink satin or grosgrain style for a garden-inspired party. Tie the ribbon into a bow directly under the candelabra's candle holders. Completely wrapping the base of the candelabra with wire ribbon is another option.

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    Create an elegant candelabra look using glamorous decor items. Drape faux pearl strands over the candelabra's branches. String crystal seed beads onto a thin piece of wire and wrap it around the candelabra's branches and base.

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