30+ Decorative Votive Holders

Here’s a nice assortment of crafty tutorials for making decorative glass votives, you’ll find plenty of creative ideas in this collection using a variety of materials (such as paper, lace, cinnamon sticks even an artichoke). Enjoy!

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Cut Paper: Cut pattern from self-adhesive paper then stick design on glass candle holders.

Lacy: Pieces of lace are shaped with fabric stiffener and molded over filled balloons until they dry. Once dry, fit a small glass votive inside.

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tradewindtiaras.blogspot.com
Lace Covered: Very easy to make, just wrap a piece of lace around a small glass jar or votive and keep in place with transparent tape.

Pine Cone Scales: Layer pine cone scales with hot glue to achieve this look.

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zakkalife.blogspot.com
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sunset.com
Goblets: Fill metal goblets with melted microwavable soy wax and candle wicks for this lovely craft.

Printed Paper Votive Luminary: Print chosen design on cardstock then fold and shape around a glass votive.

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bridalcookie.com
Artichoke Candle Holder: Cut out the inside of an artichoke (first given a lemon juice bath to prevent oxidization) then insert a small glass votive and tealight.

Paper Napkin Covered: Apply one layer of decorative paper napkin to a glass votive with a 50/50 mix of water and PVA.

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designspongeonline.com
Fall Leaf: Decorate small glass containers with leaves (preserved with clear poly-crylic) kept in place with double sided tape and twine.

Easy Fabric Covered: Cover glass votives with bits of fabric and mod podge.

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downtoearthnw.com
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ruffledblog.com
DIY Vellum Wrapper: Wrap vintage book paper around mini glass jars.

Cornhusk: Wrap votives with dried cornhusks and tie in place with ribbon.

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marthastewart.com
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deliciouslyorganized.blogspot.com
DIY Mercury Glass: Spray the inside of glass vases and candle holders with mirror paint to achieve this look.

Colored Glass: Pint-sized canning jars, glazed with paint to match a garden’s decorating scheme, provide pretty, low-cost candle lanterns. These blue-hue jars enhance the garden scene while protecting the votive candles from breezes.

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bhg.com
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dottieangel.blogspot.com
Jam Jar Cozies:
Three adorable little cozies to make that cover jars of all sizes.

Sweater Cozies: Simple crochet pattern to make votive cozies using worsted weight wool.

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blairpeter.typepad.com
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candletech.com
Water Balloon Luminaries: A paraffin wax luminary is made using a balloon as the mold, tea light tucked inside once set.

Birch Tree Bark Candles: Votive candles are slipped inside hollowed out birch branches.

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countryliving.com
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oncewed.com
DIY Painted Votives: Paint the inside of glass votives with watery paint, allow to dry and then see how pretty they look once candles are lit.

Origami Wraps: Squares of decorative origami paper are folded and taped around clear glass votives, the paper is thin enough for the light to shine through.

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marthastewart.com
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craftzine.com
Stained Glass: Cover a clear glass votive with tissue paper in assorted colors (cut in various shapes) and Mod Podge.

Faux Gilded Cups: Small frosted cups are decorated in a lacey pattern using a paper doily, spray adhesive and Sharpie metallic paint pens.

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onepearlbutton.com
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naturecomposed.com
DIY Mercury Glass: Use vintage cut glasses for a pleasing display, items required for project include silver, gold, or copper leaf sheets, adhesive and leafing paint.

Photo Memory Candles: Black & white photocopies and transparent contact paper are used to make these glass candleholders.

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inspiredideasmag.blogspot.com
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bhg.com
Evergreen Candles: Spray adhesive is used to cover a glass hurricane with evergreen pieces, fill container with pillar candles.

Fabric Lined Glass Jars: Should only be used for battery-operated tea lights for safety reasons.

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fellowfellow.com
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blissimagesandbeyond.blogspot.com
Frosted: Wrap a thrift store goblet with rubber bands then spray with frosted glass spray paint.

Concrete Tealight Holder: Made with fine mixed concrete, small silicone molds, oil and some tealights…great for the deck!

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timberpress.com
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somethingturquoise.com
Ombre Colored Sand: Play sand, regular liquid style food coloring and lots of mixing by hand to blend the colors well.

Easy Vintage Style: Decorated with old book pages, bits of ribbon and lace and flowers.

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DIY Wine Glass Candle Lampshades: Inexpensive wine glasses become fancy candle lamps when topped with vellum shades.

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Comments

    • mary kane
    Reply

    Great site very informative!!!!!!

    • mary kane
    Reply

    i love the lace hardened over the balloons definitly going to try it

    • desiree
    Reply

    love this site! totally helped me with making mercury glass.

    • Susan M
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    I am thinking about doing the ones with fabric and/or paper..How safe is that? And what is the best adhesive to use? Any other ideas? What about rolling them in beach sand?

    • Dianne M
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    I want to wrap decorative paper around votive holders (using LED candles) but because the holders graduate in size from bottom to top I cannot figure out how to cut the paper to make it fit around the glass evenly. Any solutions?

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