Vellum Votives Tutorial

Sharing a tutorial on how to turn those dollar store votives into pretty Vellum Votives that would be perfect  to use as decorations for wedding’s, baby showers, garden parties or simple home decor.

How to make vellum votives

DIY Vellum Votives

 Vellum Votive Tutorial

To decorate the large votive, I stamped two pieces of 4 x 11 inch vellum with decorative stamps.



Vellum Votive Tutorial

Using a score board, score the vellum at 1/2 inches and adhered the two end pieces together.

Vellum Votive

I used double sided tape to adhere the vellum around the candle then embellished it with a jute and a decorative charm.
Vellum Votive Tutorial

.Another way to decorate a votive is to use a border punch along a strip of vellum.


Vellum Votive Tutorial

I added liquid pearls and a ribbon bow around one then made a flower cut out of white vellum using the Cricut  Flower Shoppe cartridge.

Embossed Vellum

Embossing vellum is another way to decorate a votive.
Vellum Votive Tutorial


I embossed 4- 2 1/2 inch squares of vellum and adhered them to the sides of the votive using spray adhesive
I hope this The Paper Variety  tutorial on how to make vellum votives inspires you to brighten up your day or nights with simple decor.
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  1. says

    Thanks for the sweet comment on my card tonight Holly. I live in Palm Coast which is halfway between St. Augustine and Daytona Beach on the east coast of Florida. BTW….these candles are stunning! Great tutorial!

  2. says

    I got so excited about your project, I forgot to say, Thank you for linking up to Jaihart! I love seeing your projects! Smiles, Jill

  3. says

    Holly, I am attempting to make some of these with Quick Quotes vellum as the month of June our focus is suppose to be on vellum. I immediately thought of your beautiful votive candles. I hope they turn out! I’ll be sending people here to look at your votives too. You are so talented and inspiring!

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