Centerpieces for the wedding reception can quickly become expensive, especially if the wedding is so big it will even involve the neighbor’s family. For a dash of vintage elegance without blowing your budget, consider these DIY doily lanterns. The beautiful lights, which look spectacular against the patterned lace, would match practically any venue and wedding color scheme. These lanterns are super easy and fun to make; just grab your fiancée or maid of honor and spend an afternoon hanging out while crafting. Don’t be afraid to get creative and add a bit of color or pattern to the doilies for an extra personal touch.



Round doilies (four to five per lamp)
Fabric stiffener
Balloons or other plastic orbs
Wax paper
Flameless LED tea lights


Full directions can be found on Glamour and Grace blog. The site suggests these gems not only as table centerpieces, but also as bridesmaid bouquets or foliage accessories. Before buying the doilies though, make sure to rummage through Grandma’s linen closet; if she has extras, you might only need to purchase one or two supplies. Can we say perfect?