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!
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.
Pine Cone Scales: Layer pine cone scales with hot glue to achieve this look.
Printed Paper Votive Luminary: Print chosen design on cardstock then fold and shape around a glass votive.
Paper Napkin Covered: Apply one layer of decorative paper napkin to a glass votive with a 50/50 mix of water and PVA.
Easy Fabric Covered: Cover glass votives with bits of fabric and mod podge.
Cornhusk: Wrap votives with dried cornhusks and tie in place with ribbon.
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.
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.
Birch Tree Bark Candles: Votive candles are slipped inside hollowed out birch branches.
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.
Faux Gilded Cups: Small frosted cups are decorated in a lacey pattern using a paper doily, spray adhesive and Sharpie metallic paint pens.
Photo Memory Candles: Black & white photocopies and transparent contact paper are used to make these glass candleholders.
Fabric Lined Glass Jars: Should only be used for battery-operated tea lights for safety reasons.
Concrete Tealight Holder: Made with fine mixed concrete, small silicone molds, oil and some tealights…great for the deck!
Easy Vintage Style: Decorated with old book pages, bits of ribbon and lace and flowers.