The Busy Girl's Guide to DIY: Dressing Up Basic Votives

Brides Behind the Scenes, Wedding Style & Decor

Photos by Yunhee Kim/BRIDES

Add a romantic glow to your reception tables by transforming votive candles into lace-patterned luminaries. It's a bright idea—and a cinch to pull off!

YOU'LL NEED
- Ruler
- Scissors
- Pack of 8 and a half-by-11-inch vellum paper (30 lb.)
- Edger punch (we used "Infinite Dots" by EKSuccess)
- Flower-design punch (we used "Radiant Circles" by EKSuccess)
- Double-sided tape
- 10-hour votives in 2-inch-high glass holders

WHERE TO BUY
- Vellum paper and EKSuccess punches, Paper Presentation; 800-727-3701.
- Votives in holders, jamaligarden.com.

Time: 5 minutes per votive
Cost: $125 for 100

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