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Votive Candleholder Covers

Gold paper may gleam, but plain brown kraft paper looks pretty, too.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2011


The inspiration for this lavish, glinting table comes from Russia, with love. Paper lanterns are spray-painted gold to resemble the gilded onion domes of the Kremlin, and votive candleholders are wrapped in ornate papers, calling to mind walls of icons. Much of the glitz and glamour comes from nothing more than embossed wallpaper, spray paint, craft punches, and paper lanterns -- so you can toast to the year's riches without spending a lot.


  • Kraft or metallic paper

  • Glass votive candleholders

  • Decorative paper punch

  • Colored tissue paper

  • Double-sided tape

  • Double-sided tape


  1. Cut kraft or metallic paper and tissue paper to wrap around votive holder with 1/2-inch overlap.

  2. Feed paper strips through punch until entire surface has been cut out.

  3. Place punched paper over tissue paper and wrap around votive holder. Tape in place.

  4. Even-ribbing round paper lanterns, 12, 16, and 20; and Beehive paper lantern; Montana gold acrylic spray paint, in Copperchrome and Goldchrome; and Krylon spray paint, in Metallic Gold; Paintable paper, by the Wallpaper Company, Punch All Over the Page pattern punches, in Diamond Rings and Crochet Flowers, by Martha Stewart Crafts, from

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