(Closed) How was this made?

posted 8 years ago in DIY
Post # 4
581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

This is so cute. Wonder how is done too…

Post # 5
809 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m pretty sure Martha had a paper template. Try searching her website. 

Post # 6
640 posts
Busy bee

I think Martha did it with vellum and I’m pretty sure I saw it on her website. 

Post # 7
491 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

oh thats definitely paper, and i was gonna suggest a martha solution too: lace edge paper punches.


she has a ton of pretty ones that you would use to make the edges, and then maybe get a couple flower shaped ones to fill in the middle.  these are very pretty!  it’ll take alot of work tho if you want to use these on all the tables, cuz assume you need 10 per table times however many tables… its alot!  but if you wanna put in that kind of effort go ahead!  you’ll also have to have really good craftsmanship to make sure the paper is perfectly lined up and doesn’t rip or anything like that… because things like that will make it look sloppy really easily.  also using actual eyelet fabric would be pretty too and less work because the pretty eyelet pattern is already there for you 🙂 good luck and happy crafting!

Post # 8
1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You could try to use doilies and cut them to fit around the votives. That might work…

Post # 9
1209 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I agree with YSQuenn. I was going to say the same thing.

Post # 11
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

For the Martha Lace Edge Punch, to get the same effect that you have that in picture, you would punch both sides of the paper (a thinner strip so the design butts up against each other). I seems that would be the easiest (and cheapest) way, since you would invest in the punch and can use some computer paper, since thicker paper will too be thick to let the light through.

Post # 14
5761 posts
Bee Keeper

Looks like paper. I made some with paper lace from AC Moore. I simply cut it to pit and used a few hot glue drops to attach. Easy!


These are Dollar Tree votives that are larger than normal. I wanted the edges to sit higher than the rim, and used tealights inside.

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