Pretty Doily Votives

Pretty Doily Votives

doily votiveHere is a sweet idea that you can use for weddings, romantic evenings or super girly birthday parties. These pretty doily votives are so lovely, you’ll find lots of excuses to use them!

Making these doily candle holders is easy, but takes a little time. You can make them as large or as small as you like, depending upon the size of the doily that you use. You could try this with paper doilies or even lace to get a different look. Here’s how you can make your own doily votives at home.

What you’ll need:

Lace doilies
Mod Podge (crafting glue that dries clear)

Optional LED tealight candles

Start by inflating your balloon and tying the end. Brush on a layer of Mod Podge on the large, round end of the balloon, then wrap the doily around the glued balloon. Make sure you center the doily to get an even height for your votive.

Brush on another coat of Mod Podge on top of the doily, and allow it to dry completely. For a super stiff and sturdier votive, apply another coat of Mod Podge once the first one is dry.
Once your doily is completely dry, carefully pierce the balloon to let the air out. It should pull away from the doily fairly easily, but if it sticks, wiggle it gently until it turns loose.

If you choose to use a real candle in your votive, place it in a glass candle holder and keep a close eye on it so it doesn’t catch the doily on fire. Or, just use an LED tealight candle for a realistic effect without the fire risk.


Try using various coloured doilies and different sized balloons to create a pretty arrangement to use as a centrepiece. You can also paint on a thin coat of glitter paint between the coats of Mod Podge, but remember to let each layer dry before adding anything else.

Have fun creating these pretty doily votives for your next special event!

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