In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make romantic lace candle holders. This DIY tealight candle holder is great to use up small pieces of lace. And it’s very easy to make, even for a sewing beginner.
- glass jar
- tealight or DIY oil lamp
- lace – such as bobbin lace, crochet lace, broderie anglaise, Valenciennes lace …
- thin white cotton fabric
- optional: sewing machine – you can also handsew the lace candle holder with running stitches
- white sewing thread
Measure the circumference and height of the glass jar. Use the measurements + seam allowances to cut a rectangle out of cotton fabric.
Stitch the laces down with zig zag or straight stitches.
You can also add pintucks and hand embroidery, such as feather stitching.
Close the fabric tube with a flat felled seam.
Put the fabric tube over the glass jar.
Now light the tealight and enjoy the romantic candlelight.
Here’s another upcycling project for you: Use lace scraps to update a boring, ill-fitting T-shirt.