Saturday, December 10, 2011

Doily Candle Holders

These make for beautiful accent décor at an event or in your home. They only require sugar, water, a balloon, doilies and aluminum foil.
Mix 3/4 cup granulated sugar and 1/4 cup water in a pan and heat on low on stove top. Do not allow the mixture to boil or the sugar will burn.
Stir frequently until the mixture is smooth and even and then let it cool.
Wet the doilies with water and wring excess water out until damp.
Place and saturate doily in the sugar mixture one at a time.
Squeeze excess mixture out.
Place doily on balloon (make sure it isn't too wet or it will slide off of the balloon).
Slightly overlap doilies to form support
Hold balloon while doilies dry and slightly press down on aluminum foil (this will form a flat bottom for the eventual candle to sit on.
When doilies are completely dry, pop balloon and carefully peel it from doilies.
Place a small tea light candle on the flat bottomed surface.
Pat yourself on the back for you just created something beautiful!


  1. Hi,

    What size doilies do you recommend using?


  2. Are these regular paper doilies or clothes doilies? And what size do you recommend?


    1. They are cloth doilies and as far as size, it depends on how big your balloon is and how big you want them. I would recommend just about as big as the size of your hand.