In my New Year Tablescape, I used this Diamond Candle Ring as the centerpiece. It was very easy to make and can be used any time of the year. I love the way it sparkles whether it’s from sunlight or candle light.
Here’s how I made it.
I started off with a cut glass candle holder that I’ve had for years. It originally held a 3 wick candle that I’d received as a gift from someone very special. I measured it across and it was 6″ wide. In order to have enough room to work around it, I knew I’d need a 10″ circle. A cake circle was the perfect size.
I wanted to cover the plain white cake circle, just to add some more sparkle. I went with my favorite contact paper, because it was holographic. You can use what ever colored paper that suits your taste & home decor. I covered the bottom with the paper, trimming it enough that there was enough to cover the sides. Clip the paper so it can be brought up to the bottom without creasing.
Cover the other side the same way to finish.
Once the entire cake circle was covered, I centered the candle holder on it.
Next, I gathered all of my diamond shaped acrylic gems. They come in two sizes, one larger, one smaller. I have a hard time resisting these & have them in several colors. (You know how I love my bling!)
I used E-6000 to adhere the gems to the board. I thought about using a hot glue gun, but sometimes the glue can change to a yellowish color, and I wanted this to look like diamonds. I applied the glue to a bottom section of the gem.
Then I glued the larger diamond shaped gems to the board, around the candle holder, but not touching the candle holder. I made sure that the flat part of the gem was facing outward. Leave enough room to easily remove the candle holder.
I spaced them evenly around the candle holder.
Then I added the smaller diamond shaped gems to fill in the spaces between the large ones.
Then I added some more larger diamond shaped gems in front of the small gems, creating a second row.
Then I added some more smaller gems to the top of the larger gems to fill in. Keep adding small gems until the ring is filled in.
The Diamond Candle Ring is done. You can see why I chose holographic paper, because of the way it reflects through the diamond shapes.
Add some water and floating candles & the centerpiece is ready to be put on display.
When the candles are lit, it looks even better!
This has become one of my favorite centerpieces so far.
Happy Creating everyone!
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