Entry #17: DIY Doily Votives
Allie made these vintage-y lace votives:
I got my heart set on filled votives, which are generally more expensive than regular glass holders with separate votive candles, but I found a great deal on eBay. The shipping was almost as much as the candles themselves, but the candles were so inexpensive, I only spent $5 more on them than I wouldâ€™ve spent for regular holders/candles on the least expensive source I could find. When they arrived, it was obvious why the shipping cost a fortune â€” the box was even heavier than I expected.
I didnâ€™t have any vintage lace on hand, and couldnâ€™t find much online that I liked, so I just found some pretty ivory lace from JoAnn Fabrics. With a few errors, I cut the lace down to size while my mom started assembling. We went the easy route and hot glued the lace on. I canâ€™t imagine stitching them, especially with lace that doesnâ€™t have any solid sections. (My mom probably wonâ€™t love this photo, but she looks very serious, doesnâ€™t she?)