lace tealight

Our last Valentine’s Day DIY is from Danni Hong of Oh, Hello Friend. Danni doesn’t really need an introduction, does she? She runs a beautiful blog in addition to being a talented designer and jewelry maker.

To see more pictures, get the full instructions, and download Danni’s printable PDFs, please click below:

Hi friends! My name is danni from oh, hello friend. I actually had the opportunity to meet ellie at alt summit in salt lake city and she is just the sweetest – I was really excited when she asked if I wanted to do a Valentine diy.  I was lighting some tealight candles the other night and thought about this fun + quick inexpensive gift using general craft items you may already have around the house.

Lace tealight: a quick + easy valentine gift.
Items needed:

– Clear votive holders (michaels: $1)
– Tealight candles
– Modge Podge
– Brush for glue
– Lace doilies
– Small box of matches
– Various sheets of patterned paper
– Ribbon/twine
– Printable PDF tags

1) Cut paper to fit size of the votive holder. spread modge podge
evenly on candle holder and wrap paper evenly around.

2) Modgepodge lace doily over paper on votive holder.

3) Cut a small piece of paper that will wrap around the matchbox. Use modgepodge glue to wrap the matchbox.

4) Print printable pdf tags

5) Insert votive into candle, place matchbox on top and tie both items together with ribbon or twine. Don’t forget to attach the gift tag!

An alternative idea is to build your own slightly-larger matchbox that fits the candle inside it, sort of like a little kit :) Use this pdf
to build a larger 3″ x .75″  matchbox. Inside, I placed the candle and wrapped five or six matches with baker’s twine, but you can include whatever other little surprises in your matchbox! I decorated with paper lace and fabric butterfies (martha stewart: michaels)


  1. The Event Essentials says

    Sooooooooo cute!! :) I am going to attempt to make these a little gifts for friends!

  2. says

    This is a very lovely idea and I will make one for my friend. I can also see this for Christmas, Thanksgivign etc. Thank you for sharing such a sweet thought and idea!


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