$3 Simple DIY Lace Votives

DIY Lace Votives

The last few years I’ve added a few dark glam pieces to the Halloween decor. Last year I made a large black glittered candelabra and I wanted to balance the fireplace out with a little light on the other side. I decided some dollar store votives would be just the thing. To glam them up, I added a little lace.

How to Make DIY Lace Votives

This is a really inexpensive project (it only cost me $3), with very few items.


Votives and vases (purchased at the dollar store)
Decoupage/Mod Podge (on hand)
Lace and netting (on hand)
Sponge brush

Brush a little glue onto the vase or votive you’d like to place the lace on.

DIY Lave Votives

Once you cover the glass in glue, lay the lace down on top of it.

DIY Lace Votives

Let the lace and glue dry. Once the lace and glue are dry, add another coat of glue on top of the lace – don’t worry it will dry clear.

DIY Lace Votives

Once your votives are dry, go ahead and add any embellishments you’d like in addition. I added a lace flower that I made in about 30 seconds with a needle and thread to one of the small votives, but left the other two plain.

Add tea lights or candles and you’re done. Viola. DIY lace votives complete. I love a simple project!

DIY Lace Votives

DIY Lace Votives

One of my favorite things about these little lights are the fun patterns cast on the walls from the lace.

What sort of Halloween decor do you put out? Is it cute and kid friendly? Spooky? Glam?

Tauni is a former public relations executive who spent 12+ years handling communications and events for an array of clients, from the NBA and Olympics to numerous high ranking politicians. Today, she handles social media for a local agency and hosts SNAP!, an annual social media conference for bloggers focused on entertaining, craft and home DIY.


  1. Those are really pretty, Tauni!

  2. Those votives are so cute! I love using Dollar Store items to make really unique crafts and decorations.

  3. Val @ Home Made Modern says:

    These r great!! Definitely on my to-do list now!

  4. These are adorable! These would be so cute on a table scape for a bachelorette party!

  5. Beautiful. Cute. Would go well with my Halloween decor!

  6. I did this project with white lace for a lighter look. I tried it with modge podge and it ended up being very messy and my lace wouldn’t stick. Then I started over and tried spray adhesive and it worked beautifully.


  1. […] As much as I love holiday decor, I am partial to things that aren't necessarily holiday specific; things that will fit into seasonal decor but won't look out if place if I don't get around to putting it away right after the holiday comes and goes. These votive holders by Tauni at Snap! Creativity fit that bill. While she made them as part of her Halloween decor, they are also appropriate to mix into your everyday decor. This idea would also be wonderful to work into wedding centerpieces. You could even send them home with guests afterward as pretty favors! [how to make lace votive holders] […]

  2. […] What you need: glass vase,┬ádecoupage or mod podge glue, sponge paint brush, lace, and these instructions […]

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