Sunday, April 22, 2012

Tutorial: Vellum votives by Holly!

Holly here today with a tutorial on using vellum to decorate votive candles.  I'm sharing a few candle designs with you that could be used as decorations for a wedding, baby shower, garden party or home decor.

Here's the supplies I used:

Various clear votive candle holders
Score Board
Colored Vellum
Double Sided Tape
Decorative Stamps and ink
Border punch
Liquid Pearls
Ribbon & Jute Twine
Embossing folder

 To decorate the large candle, I stamped two pieces of 4 x 11 inch vellum with decorative stamps.

I then scored the vellum at 1/2 inches and adhered the two pieces together like you would to make a rosette. Use double side tape to adhere the vellum around the candle.

Another way to decorate a votive is to use a border punch along a strip of vellum. 

You can embellish your votive's anyway your like.  I added some liquid pearls and a ribbon bow around one and then added some white vellum flowers cut from Flower Shoppe to another.

To decorate a square votive, I used embossed vellum. 

I embossed  4- 2 1/2 inch squares of vellum and then adhered them to the sides of the votive.

I hope this vellum candle tutorial inspires you to brighten up your day or nights! 


  1. Ohh la la these are gorgeous! Thank you so much for the tute! So going to have to try these :))


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