K.I.S.S.- 12 DIY Lighting Projects For Your Special Event - The Spa Party Blog


K.I.S.S.- 12 DIY Lighting Projects For Your Special Event

As usual for my Keep It Simple Soiree (K.I.S.S) feature I'd like to present relatively simple ways to jazz up your event. Today's focus is on simple lighting projects you can do yourself without breaking the bank. There are links to all the tutorials.


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These are two variations on the lace theme, both by Martha Stewart, one using paper bags, and the second made with vellum.

These ice luminaries are perfect for lighting up a walkway in the wintertime.

These beautiful little luminaries are made my dipping a water balloon into wax, from candletech.com.


Use any color thread to create these easy covers for LED tea lights from weddingbee.

Bonus: The ETSY shop MadeforYouJustByMe, offers customized table number luminaries, they are available ready to use or you can assemble yourself for a little less $.

Repurposed/ Upcycled


A set of wine glasses and a little creativity provide simple table lighting, you can use ribbon, or wine glass charms to adorn the stems. Charms are easy to make using glass beads and earring hoops from the craft store.


These tea tins make for an eclectic looking table setting after they are transformed into candles.


Shop around at yard sales for tea cups to transform into candles for a vintage feeling table setting, don't forget to set a doily underneath.


These photo frame centerpieces, by Martha Stewart would be lovely at a variety of events, and give guests an excuse to visit other tables to see more photos of the guest(s) of honor.


Give frosted glass candle holders a hint of personality by putting your own stamp on them.

Paper Accents


Wall paper is a great little tool for decorating you can frame some up to use as wall hangings, to mat photos or as lighting fixture.

We've all seen how beautiful paper lanterns can be when used in party decor, but Martha has a way of using them a little differently for a nice effect.


Jess September 15, 2009 at 9:51 AM  

Love the Ice luminaries-- what a great idea! I have to save that for this winter!

Coretta December 7, 2009 at 8:26 PM  

I'm a fan of luminaries but I've never seen the ice luminaries. Very cool--literally.

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