Layered Tissue Paper Votive Holders

 

Layered Tissue Paper Votive Holders

I love the cozy glow of candlelight, especially during the fall and winter months. This is an easy project and it’s a great way to add color and texture to plain glass candle holders.

Supplies you’ll need:

Tissue paper (whatever colors you want)

Elmer’s glue or other craft glue

Disposable plate

Parchment or wax paper

Paint brush

Glass candle holders

Votive candles

Tissue paper to use for Layered Tissue Paper Votive Holders

My favorite tissue paper for this project comes from World Market, but if there isn’t one in your area, any tissue paper will do.

Tissue paper to use for Layered Tissue Paper Votive Holders

What I like about this particular paper is that it has fibers that run through it. They add a nice texture that you can see really well when the candles are burning.

Glass candle holders for Layered Tissue Paper Votive Holders

You can use whatever glass container you’d like. I got these at Walmart and they are perfect for a small votive candle.

Glue on disposable plate for Layered Tissue Paper Votive Holders

Start with a small amount of glue.

Thinned glue on disposable plate for Layered Tissue Paper Votive Holders

Add a little bit of water to thin it.

Supplies for Layered Tissue Paper Votive Holders

Gather your supplies. They take a few minutes to make, so I usually queue up something good to watch on Netflix while I do it. I strongly believe in multitasking, especially when it involves Netflix.

Torn tissue paper to use for Layered Tissue Paper Votive Holders

Tear the tissue paper into small pieces and have them ready. You can see at the top of the photo that I have torn several along the straight edge. I use those pieces for the tops and bottoms of the candle holders. You will need a lot of torn pieces.

Applying glue to votive holder

Paint some of the glue onto the candle holder.

Applying torn tissue paper to votive holder

Then start placing pieces of the tissue paper on, painting over each one with the glue as you go, and overlapping them slightly.

Applying torn tissue paper to votive holder

Keep overlapping until you have covered it completely. See how nice the straight edges look? Continually paint over the tissue with glue as you go.

Applying torn tissue paper to votive holder

I used fall colors, but you can use any color combination. I’ve made red, green, and white ones for Christmas, and bright pink, turquoise, and yellow ones for summer.

Layered Tissue Paper Votive Holders

This is how they look when they are finished and dry.

Layered Tissue Paper Votive Holders

A great tip for removing votive candles from their holders after they’ve burned down is to put a drop or two of water into the holder before you place the candle in. When the candle is used up and you need to get it out, it will pop out easily with a little help from a butter knife. I’ve done this for years and it really works!

Layered Tissue Paper Votive Holders with pumpkins on table

They create a lovely autumnal glow. Great for hostess gifts!

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