I came across this picture on Martha Stewart Weddings a little while ago and it's got me inspired to create some of my own garden party decor. One of my favourite things about the warmer months (will winter ever end?!) is the chance to entertain outside, and nice lighting is key once dinner and drinks end and dusk slowly envelops the sky.
These little hanging votives have such a charming look and they're so easy to create yourself. First, grab a few glass and wire tea light votives, however many you'd like. I found these cute Mason jar-style ones at Bed, Bath & Beyond.
They're only $10 per set of 3.
Next, Buy a few rolls of thick, satin ribbon in whichever colour you like. I chose this baby pink option from Indigo as I thought its light colour would stay visible into the evening and would complement any garden party greenery.
Measure and cut out a few different lengths of ribbon so that your lighting will be staggered. Loop the ribbon pieces through the candle holder handles and tie them in a neat bow on one end. Be careful to ensure that no loose ends hang too close to where the flame of the candle will be. Hang your creations from sturdy branches. When you're ready for mood lighting, simply light white tea lights and drop them inside the holders. The twinkling ambience will make it hard to convince your guests to leave! Have anymore great diy project ideas for garden parties? Tweet me @ErynJean!