DIY – Lace candle holder

Friday, February 24, 2012

diy - lace candle holder

I love candles and candle holders. They are what you call in Dutch ‘gezellig’ (cosy). The simple glass ones are really cheap and you can find a lot of them inΒ thrift stores. These lace candle holders are made with those candle holders but you can use small drink glasses for this project to!

The full instruction continues after the jump . . .

What you need

– Glass candle holder
– Lace fabric
– Mod Podge
– Brush
– Scissors
– Measuring tape

How you make itΒ 

Measure the glass candle holder all around and cut the lace. To be sure you can leave the lace a little bit bigger then you need, you can always cut off the excess. Now use the brush to cover the glass in Mod Podge. Place the lace over the glass and cover with another layer of Mod Podge. Let dry and cut the excess lace.

17 Responses
  • Cheryl
    February 27, 2012

    I really like the look of this, but I have question. If you wash or soak the glass (to get out the old wax), will the lace come off the glass? Does the Mod Podge make it waterproof?

    • Kim
      February 28, 2012

      Hi Cheryl.
      The mod podge is not waterproof and will come off if you wash it. :)

    • Wilma
      February 28, 2012

      My version isn’t waterproof. But if you use modpodge for outside it should be.

  • Barbara Parisien
    February 28, 2012

    A person could clean the inside without immersing it in water, or also use a clear glass or coordinating color votive cup inside:) I clean the inside of my glass candle holders with pure dish soap (Dawn), then rinse and wipe. Works well, especially for those that are embellished.

  • Barbara Parisien
    February 28, 2012

    PS: The dish soap seems to “dissove” the wax. I only burn soy candles though.

  • Heather K
    March 9, 2012

    Try putting it in the freezer for a few hours & the wax will pop out of the glass.

    • Wilma
      March 9, 2012

      That’s a great tip! Thank you!

  • Ellen
    March 13, 2012

    very pretty!

  • Annabella Merlin
    March 15, 2012

    Love the candle holder. Looks really chic to me and would be a nice party decor or even in my room! Thanks!

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  • Kimberly
    March 15, 2012

    Heads up ladies, you can find cheap glass vases and candle holders at DollarTree. I used the 3″ square candle holders from there as small vases at my wedding

    • Wilma
      March 15, 2012

      Thank you for the tip Kimberly!

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    March 16, 2012

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  • Carolyn F
    August 10, 2012

    Loooooove your site! So many original ideas!!! Keep on inspiring!

  • Jena
    September 1, 2012

    I was wondering if I were to use the candle holder as an actual burning candle would it make the glue warm enough to let the lace/fabric come off?

  • Jessica
    November 3, 2012

    Hi! I like your candleholders a lot! I posted it on my german blog:
    Please check if you like it.
    Best Jessica

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