Here is a super cute idea for making a lace doily candle holder which would be perfect for weddings, shabby chic home decor, or wherever you would like a nice vintage look. I like to give credit where credit is due and I found this project all over the place on-line, but I believe below is the original blog that published this project and photo.
Caution – if you use either lace or paper doilies, you might want to take care to keep any candle flame away from the doily so it doesn’t catch fire! So that said, you may use an LED flameless fake candle, or place your candle holder, such as a glass or other material, inside the doily so there is no way the heat and flame can contact your doily. Or, make a lampshade using this technique, or use LED string lights instead of a candle. (I can see a whole row of these hung in string light fashion with the doilies as lampshades over LED string lights for a wedding!) Just use common sense: the last thing you want to do is burn down your house!
So, to add a little disclaimer – by posting a link to this project I am in no way responsible for how you use it! Take care and use caution just like you always would with an open flame and candles. Never leave a burning candle unattended.
To make this project, basically, all you need is a couple of lace doilies, some glue or wallpaper paste or paper mache’ paste glue, and a balloon and your lighting element.
DIY Tutorial – Step by Step Balloon Lace Doily Candle Holder
- Blow up the balloon.
- Dip doilies in glue. Just follow instructions to make your wallpaper paste or paper mache paste.
- Wrap the doilies onto the balloon, overlapping them a bit on the bottom, and let dry overnight or until stiff.
- Pop balloon and remove.
- Add lighting element.
Voila! Super cute lace candle holder, lamp, or bowl.
More photos and original blog posting, here.