Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Lace Covered Votives for the Wedding

It's a cool, rainy morning, almost 10 a.m. and 54 degrees here in Michigan!  It has been fairly cool all summer and now I am breathing a sigh of relief that we changed our plans from an outdoor wedding to an inside venue.  Sorry I can't decorate outside? Yes.  But the peace of mind is priceless.
One of the down sides of an indoor venue for the reception is a ban on open flames.  I love candles on the tables but it's going to have to be battery operated votives instead.  I already had the votive holders from Lauren's wedding, and I still want light on the tables so my challenge was a way to make the ugly battery operated lights less noticeable.  My stash of vintage lace finally came in handy!
 A line of hot glue on the glass holds the lace in place, and then just gently stretch it around the holder and affix with another line of glue.  It seems fairly solid and I'll be able to peel it off if I ever want plain holders again.  I even found some leftover adhesive gimp to cover the raw edge of one of the lace pieces that I used.
 As luck would have it a friend contacted me a few weeks ago wondering if I wanted a bag of antique lace that she was getting rid of. Like a good hoarder I took it, and it is the perfect width to cover the votives.
I used real candles to show you how these look, I don't have the battery op ones yet but I see that Amazon has them for pretty cheap.  I can't wait to see these on the tables!  Only a few dozen more to go:>)

14 comments:

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

They are so pretty and what a clever way to use lace.

Elizabeth said...

What a lovely idea. They will look so pretty.

Vee said...

They'll be very nice adding a liitle glow to each table... The lace is a wonderful touch! This summer would definitely be one to fret about with an outdoor venue. Enjoy the wedding preps!

Patty Patterson said...

So pretty! I had to pin it! I so want some of those for a tea party some day!

Stacey said...

Those are so pretty! What a great idea.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Those are beautiful Kathy! What a wonderful idea.

bj said...

This is a perfect idea...they look so pretty.
I am home from a weeks vacation and trying with all my might to get caught up. :)

Dori at The Red Feedsack said...

Kathy, these will be beautiful. Well, they ARE beautiful I mean! The lace is just gorgeous. I'm sure having the wedding indoors does take a whole lot of stress out of the equation! Anxious to see more wedding things! :-) - Dori -

camp and cottage living said...

Kathleen
The lace looks so pretty on the votives! I can't wait to see it when you get everything set for the Big day.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Those are so beautiful and romantic! What a sweet idea! You are so clever - what a wonderful solution. Love it!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

Those are beautiful, Kathy! The flame less candles should look good in those. I am your newest follower. Would love for you to pop over to visit and follow me back.
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julie - eab designs said...

These will be a beautiful addition to the reception. I'm going to have to make some of these myself. So pretty! We have had lots of rain and some cooler days here as well. Everything is still green like spring! Enjoy the days leading up to the wedding. I know it will be lovely!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Those votives are going to be just beautiful on the tables! Soooo pretty!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a fantastic idea! I never would have thought of this and I bet the battery operated candles will last a lot longer than real ones.

Good one!

Jane xx