Pre-Punched Papers for Votives

Published September 17, 2014

use-decorative-paper-to-add-flairIt’s not always necessary to invest in expensive candleholders when you can put together a few pretty votives with relative ease using craft supplies.

Creative supplies can be found everywhere from your local craft outlet to neighbourhood dollar stores.

Be sure to check out the paper section of craft stores such as Michaels as you will be amazed at what you find. Everything from glitter paper, vellum and prepunched decorative papers may be found in their very large paper section.

I found these fantastic pre-punched papers for $4 per sheet in a few different colours and textures. Two sheets were enough to assemble two medium-size and two small votives.

Be sure to save any small cylinder vases that may have been given to you as a flower arrangement. If you don’t have any on hand then a quick visit to the dollar store will solve the problem. These cylinders are available in many different heights and sizes. Choose one to two different heights to intermix on your table.

Measure the pre-punched paper to fit the cylinder and carefully cut off the bottom edge. Secure along the cut edge of the paper with clear scotch tape. Repeat with the remaining cylinders.

Place a small votive candle or pillar candle inside each cylinder and place on your dining table.