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Lacy Candle Centerpiece

Establish a gentle ambiance with these centerpieces that glow like moonlight.
Martha Stewart Weddings, Winter 2004

Enchanting for an evening reception, these votives are made with clear glass cylinders (we used several sizes), white lace, and white candles. To determine how much lace you'll need for each, measure height and circumference of vase. Before cutting, brush lace with fabric stiffener (available at crafts and fabric stores) so that it won't fray; let dry. Cut, allowing 1/2 inch for seam. For the top edge, follow the floral or decorative pattern as you cut. Wrap lace around vase, and use a hot-glue gun to secure the ends.

Comments (7)

  • love2teach4ever 14 Jul, 2011

    These are simply beautiful! I am making them for my own wedding and didn't find it necessary to brush them with stiffener. I'm now on the hunt for glass vases and candles on sale!!! Thanks, Martha, for the great idea.

  • haitibride 8 Jul, 2011

    PinkPartyGirl: Where did you find the lace paper?

  • flowergal630 24 Jun, 2011

    I did this for votive glasses using both patterned vellum and glittered scrapbook paper. I put a piece of contrasting ribbon around it. You can also trim the top and bottom edges using Martha's "edge paper punches" (I used the butterfly punch) for a beautiful effect!!!

  • i19 8 Aug, 2010

    How they got that beautiful blueish effect on the table?

  • PinkPartyGirl 8 Aug, 2010

    I'm a wedding planner that is doing my own daughter's wedding....we are doing this with votives, and using lace paper found online - saves a step - just cut, wrap and glue! They're gorgeous!

  • mckwessling 22 Jun, 2010

    Does anyone know where I can find lace like this?

  • beckscooks 4 Mar, 2008

    What an awesome idea! I do alot of weddings and centerpieces. I will definitely remember this. It looks so dainty and enchanting, yet elegant.