I have another Valentine decorating idea to share with you today. This one is fast and easy. One that can be done in 10 minutes with items you may already have laying around your house… small glass jars or votives and paper doilies from the dollar store.
You know I love candles and these sweet little votives are perfect to line up along your mantel, window sill, or table for Valentine’s Day or to bring you a smile on a cold winter’s day. I like to line them up in odd numbers. For some reason, when placing decorative accessories around your house, odd numbers of items just look more appealing to the eye.
When I knew I would be making these to share today, I had success in finding real pink roses. I just had to go to 2 florists and 3 supermarkets to find them. They are so pretty.
You can use the paper doilies to wrap around any size vase. Vases or glass jars with straight sides work the best. I cut a large placemat size doily to cover the flower vase in the same way I did the glass votives.
When it gets darker, the candle light shows through the cut-outs in the doilies.
How to Make a Valentine Doily Wrapped Candle Holder
If you can’t find placemat size paper doilies, you can purchase them here: Rectangular Paper Doilies
- Glass jar or votive holder
- Doily – I buy mine at the dollar store
- Scissors or paper cutter
- Glue dots or clear tape
- Cut doily to the height of the glass votive or jar. I used a placemat shaped doily and cut the long side to make a long strip to wrap around my votive holders. You can use any doily, just find a section you like and cut it out.
2. Use a Glue Dot or clear tape to attach doily to glass votive holder or jar. Place candle inside.
It is seriously 1…2…3… DONE in 10 minutes.