Black Lace Candles

Simple glass votives are wrapped in black lace trim (this type of lace can be found in the ribbon section and sold by the yard at most craft and fabric stores. I purchased mine at Jo-Ann's). I'm pleased with the way these turned out. They have a bit of a Gothic feel to them.

Pick up a yard or two of black lace trim, cut off a strip that covers the perimeter of your votive candle. Using a needle and black thread, overlap the edges and make small stitches to tack in place.



  1. Steff  October 10, 2010

    Geez, I love this. So simple, it takes a crafty genius to come up with it. Could KISS you for this idea!!!

  2. Bonnie@WhatAboutPie  October 15, 2010

    Loving this idea as well! It definitely has the goth look to it…so perfect for Halloween! Wow! I have to do this…need to check my stash of ribbons to find some lace. Ya know what stinks, I was just at Jo Ann’s the other day, wish I’d seen this post before…I better keep a closer watch on your blog! hee hee! I love how the glow of the candle shines through the lace. Boy, I am so glad I got on your blog this morning! I am finding one great idea after the other and loving it! You’ve made my morning!

  3. Brittany  October 21, 2010

    This could actually be used anytime of the year… so versatile! (and stunning)

  4. Gray  June 5, 2011

    I love this! My friend sent me to this blog to check this out! It will be PERFECT for our Halloween wedding!! Oh my…I have a lot to do before October!

  5. Gayle from Behind the Gate  September 3, 2011

    Oh my… aren’t you the clever one! Love love this, found it on pintrist.
    Gayle from Behind the Gatemodularly

  6. Brooke  September 30, 2011

    Thank you! I love this! I saw it on Pinterest as well. I am going to do this in ivory lace for my wedding. It was the perfect final touch I needed for my vintage wedding. Thank you so much!

  7. Brittany  September 30, 2011

    I love these! I saw them on One Pretty Thing. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Araseliz  September 8, 2012

    Love this. I’m planning my daughter’s sweet 15 and will be doing this project. Thanks you. Be blessed.

  9. Jamie B  September 21, 2012

    THIS is GENIUS!!! Thank you so much for sharing it… What I love about it is you can adapt it to any holiday really by changing the colors of the lace. Too cute! I hope it’s okay, I just couldn’t help but feature this in a Halloween Crafts/Decor Round-up I just finished. You can see it here:

    Thank you!

  10. Victoria  September 27, 2012

    So pretty! I love this. I wanted to let you know I shared this here:

  11. Chria  September 30, 2013

    This is a very pretty idea. I have lots of votives.

  12. Carolyn  October 11, 2013

    How easy is that? I thought you would have to use fabric or decoupage glue. I have lovely (very plain) battery operated candles with a very realistic flame. I’m going to go out and get holiday colors and have each seasonal changes.

  13. Jeanne  November 12, 2013

    I love this idea of the black lace around the votives!!!! So easy…. but so classy!!!!!! I am a wedding planner/decoration s etc and i plan to use this in my black and white wedding for Summer 2014!!!