So, I got to work and wrapped all of my votives holders in lace. I used two different kinds of lace as you can see here. Look at that naked glass holder, how dull, right?
Here's what I did:First: Measure around the votive to determine how much lace you will need for each and cut all of the strips. I hot glued the thinner lace strips on, using super thin strips of glue. Then I sealed the ends with hot glue on top so the lace can't peel back. You can't see the glue at all unless you are really looking for it. I used three strips of thin lace on each votive holder.
For the thicker lace, I used AC Moore brand Tacky Glue. Most craft stores have their own brand. I found that this worked better on this particular lace pattern because there was a lot of "open space" and the hot glue showed through. This tacky glue is great because it goes on white (like Elmer's glue) and dries completely clear.
These votives will be on our tables, circling around out centerpieces. I'll post pictures of a mock table as soon as I figure out exactly what it's going to look like.