I made an awesome luau umbrella wreath for my sister’s upcoming summer luau, and I thought I’d make a few candle centerpieces to put on her tables, too. Not only are these centerpieces easy to make, but they are also beautiful during the day and at night! Plus, these centerpieces cost me almost nothing to make. I used leftover supplies from the luau wreath and glassware I had around the house. To make your own, follow my tutorial below and take a look at our Luau Party Ideas for more inspiration!
- Square or rectangular glass vases
- Spray adhesive or modge podge
- Umbrella picks (find them at your local GFS)
- First, make sure your glassware is clean and dry. A dirty vase will prevent the umbrellas from adhering properly.
- Next, open the umbrella picks you’re planning to use and cut out the wooden pick and any supporting cardboard strips from the bottom of the umbrella.
- Then, spray the backs of the umbrellas thoroughly with adhesive (one by one) and press them onto the glass.
- In order to have an umbrella “go around” the corner of a vase, cut it in half and glue each piece separately.
- If an umbrella hangs off the top or the bottom of the vase, first glue the entire umbrella to the glass, allow it to dry, and then cut off the extra bits.
- Variation: Try using modge podge instead spray adhesive for a more permanent and glossy look.
After making your centerpieces, don’t forget to follow our other luau party tips and tricks over at Party411.com: