Baptisms are a very special moment for a family because they are commemorating the newly baptized child. For Catholics, this celebrates the child becoming a member of the body of Church which is why recognizing the Baptism is very important. Celebrating in a serene space with some sentimental decor and over a nice dinner is a great way to acknowledge the child’s Baptism. We have put together an absolutely adorable tablescape with a DIY candlestick holder centerpiece that works for just about any table!
- To get started, the materials that you will need are:
- Tulle roll in color of your choice
- Glass or metal candlestick
- Hot Glue gun and glue sticks
- Metallic spray paint
- Glitter Spray
- Scissors or precision knife
- 12 x 8″ piece of cardboard
Step 1: Find an online template or freehand your favorite cross design in order to cut out a stencil. Trace the outline of the cross onto your piece of cardboard. Cut out the cross from the cardboard piece.
Step 2: Paint the cross a color of your choice. Choose the color that will match the theme of your Baptism party the best. Ours was for a little girl’s baptism so we chose a gold glitter cross with a pink tulle base. Apply three coats of paint; allow each coat to dry for at least 20 minutes before applying the next coat. Once the base color is dry it’s time to add the glitter. We added two coats of gold glitter spray to get give our centerpiece an extra dose of sparkle!
Step 3: After your cross is completely dry use your glue gun to secure the cross to the top of the candlestick. Deposit glue onto either side of the opening of the candlestick and hold the cross in place while the glue is setting.
Step 4: Cut your tulle into 5” strips. You will need 32 tulle strips. Fold the strip in half horizontally and then immediately fold it in half vertically forming a triangle shaped bottom. Glue the tulle strip triangle side down to the outside of the candlestick. We started about ¼” from the top to allow room for layering. Repeat this step until the front and back of the candle holder has a layer of tulle. We repeated this step three times to create an extra extravagant display of tulle.
Step 5: Decorate your table and display your centerpiece! We decided to create our table with a 130 In. Round Rosette Satin Tablecloth in White and an Organza Eggplant runner.
Our centerpiece was made with the DIY cross then behind the cross we placed a wooden square planter with purple and white hydrangeas. We stuck two candles in the sides of the hydrangea to represent the Baptism.
Place settings were created with a Rose Gold Charger and an Eggplant Polyester Napkin. Eggplant napkins were doubled up with a classic white polyester napkin then folded diagonally and pulled through the Blush Pink napkin ring. On top of the napkin we placed a Light Pink Rose head. To finish off the place setting the plate is set on a fuchsia metallic charger plate.
After the place settings and centerpiece are completed toss light pink and white rose petals on the table. Now you have a great, one of a kind place setting for a Baptism!
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