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Grab a paper doily and some Mod Podge to make a beautiful DIY Doily Candle to give as a gift or keep for yourself.

Paper Doily Candle Gift Idea

Let’s embellish a glass candle holder with a paper doily and a floral topper for a lid.

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DIY Mod Podge Paper Doily Candle Craft

I’m no stranger to a paper doily craft. In fact, I ordered a box of 6-inch doilies ages ago when I made this paper doily wreath. And all of those leftover doilies are they’re still sitting in my craft stash! I’m determined to use up some of my spare craft supplies.

So, when I saw this pink glass candle at the grocery store, I figured I could try to embellish it with that ever-growing craft stash. In fact, the only thing I had to buy special for this project was the candle itself. Win!

I encourage you to get creative with your embellishments and use what you have as well. If you’re looking for more ways to customize glass candle jars, be sure to check out this snow globe candle topper.

Glass Jar Candle with a Floral Topper

Let’s Mod Podge a Paper Doily onto a Glass Candle Holder

This craft is seriously so easy to make. In fact, if you don’t want to make the floral topper, you can whip this up in about 5 minutes – plus dry time. You just need some Mod Podge, a paper doily, and a paint brush.

Mod Podge a paper doily onto a glass candle

Tutorial: How to Make a DIY Doily Candle

DIY Doily Candle Holder with a Floral Topper

DIY Doily Candle with a Floral Topper

Yield: 1 candle
Active Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Difficulty: easy

Grab a paper doily and some Mod Podge to make a beautiful DIY Doily Candle to give as a gift or keep for yourself.


  • Glass jar candle with a lid
  • Paper doily, 6-inch diameter
  • Mod Podge, matte
  • Small faux flowers and leaves, like baby's breath
  • Mini wood rounds
  • Natural jute twine
  • E6000 glue


  • Scissors
  • 1-inch flat paintbrush
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks


  1. Watch the video tutorial before you begin, and let that be your visual guide for this project.
  2. Cut the paper doily in half.
  3. With a flat paint brush, apply a coat of Mod Podge to half of the glass jar. Use your fingertips to gently smooth one paper doily half over the Mod Podge. Apply another coat of Mod Podge over the paper doily. Be careful to use as few brush strokes as possible and not rip the wet paper. Repeat this process with the other doily half on the opposite side of the jar.
  4. Set the candle aside to dry.
  5. Embellish the candle lid with an assortment of faux leaves and flowers, mini wood rounds, and a twine bow. Secure everything in place with a combination of E6000 and hot glue.

Instructions - how to make a paper doily glass candle holder

This DIY doily candle would make a fabulous Mother’s Day gift or Teacher Appreciation gift.

DIY Doily Candle Holder with a Floral Topper
How to make a paper doily candle holder

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