Pinteresting: Mercury-Glass Candleholders

An easy and inexpensive way to add warmth and sparkle to any wedding decor scheme.

By: Natalie Grasso

What is it about mercury glass that’s so darned romantic? There’s something in the way it glints and glows, and it’s so versatile—equally at home now (it mimics the warmth of a September night) as it might be on an evening in mid-December (imagine the flickering candlelight next to sprigs of holly and pine). Going with a rustic fall theme? It will add some sparkle to all that reclaimed wood. Prefer a fancier affair? It also pairs well with ribbons and lace.

We scoured Pinterest and picked out a few lovely takes on this timeless—and seasonless—tabletop accessory, available at all price points, from vintage to West Elm to DIY lookalikes.

1. These votives and vases add texture and depth to the table.

Via Pinterest user Sonya Vasilieff.

 

2. The perfect addition to a palette of gray and white.

Via Pinterest user mei lathrop.

 

3. A soft touch next to spiky succulents.

Via Pinterest user Stephanie Kuo.

 

4. Just the right splash of sparkle on a rustic wooden table.

Via Pinterest user Jheri Grossman.

 

5. Sold on the idea and want to use it on your big day? Here’s how to do it yourself.

Via Pinterest user Hobby Lobby.