Friday, June 6, 2008

Glass half full

If any of you have had the pleasure of gushing through the pages of Blueprint Magazine, you'll understand how devastated I was when it was cancelled after only 8 precious issues.  They've since created a blog, Bluelines, and it's great, but just not the same as curling up on the couch with the magazine itself.  Okay, before I digress too far...  In their July/August 2007 issue, they showed the best idea for adding a glow to your tables, and with something many of us already have--wine glasses!  These paper shades fit nicely over wine glasses, and combined with a tea light candle, it lets off a nice glow.  You can buy these lovely shades here.

Or, you can make them!  Download the template from Mirkwood Designs here.  Simply trace, cut and glue (ensure they fit the wine glasses you're using).  

Brides:  your venue or rental company will likely be able to provide extra wine glasses AND tea light candles for little or no money.  If you're making your own, you can customize the shades by tracing onto different colors of vellum, using stamps, or for those of you who have customized invites, ask your designer to bring in elements from your invites (such as monograms) onto the shades. The best part?  You can use them again post-wedding!

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