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Freestanding Lace Candle Wraps

Free project instructions to make Freestanding Lace Candle Wraps.

Free project instructions to make Freestanding Lace Candle Wraps.


Light up your home with beautiful lace candle wraps. Sized to fit votive candle holders and battery-operated tea lights, these gorgeous lace designs are perfect for adding a glowing look to any room.

Project Needs & Notes:

- Water-soluble stabilizer (like Vilene or Sulky Ultra Solvy)
- Fabric glue or hot glue

Designs featured in this tutorial include:
- M13331, Flower Candle Wrap (Lace)
- M9751, Star Candle Wrap (Lace)

Special Notes:
These lace candle wraps are for use with battery-operated lights. Do not use wax candles or flame tea lights. Use only flameless battery-operated candles.
Free video with instructions on how to embroider freestanding lace.

The video tutorial demonstrates how to embroider freestanding lace. Instructions specific
to the lace box are below.

Sizing Notes:
The large size of the wraps are made to fit a votive candle holder. The small size is made to fit around a tea light. To make the wraps fit alternate sizes, use elastic to join the two ends in the back.

Free project instructions to make Freestanding Lace Candle Wraps.

Freestanding lace designs have been specially digitized for water-soluble stabilizer. After the stabilizer is removed, beautiful lace remains behind.

Free project instructions to make Freestanding Lace Candle Wraps.

There are a couple of different kinds of water-soluble stabilizer.

One is clear and plastic, and that brand is Sulky Ultra Solvy. The other is soft and fibrous, called Vilene. Both will work very well. Vilene is used in this demonstration.

Use a size 11 or 75/11 sharp sewing needle. A sharp sewing needle has a smaller, finer point than an embroidery needle. That means it will make smaller holes in the stabilizer.

Free project instructions to make Freestanding Lace Candle Wraps.

Freestanding lace is seen from both sides, so wind a bobbin with the same thread that you're using in the needle.

Free project instructions to make Freestanding Lace Candle Wraps.

Hoop the stabilizer firmly. Make sure it is nice and tight with no wrinkles.

Free project instructions to make Freestanding Lace Candle Wraps.

In this tutorial we are using Metallic thread to add extra shine to the candle wraps. You can also use 30 weight cotton, 40 weight rayon, or 40 weight polyester thread for most freestanding lace designs.

Embroider the design.

Free project instructions to make Freestanding Lace Candle Wraps.

After embroidering, cut the excess stabilizer away.

Free project instructions to make Freestanding Lace Candle Wraps.

The stabilizer's packaging should give instructions for removing the excess. For Vilene, soak the lace pieces for a few moments.

Free project instructions to make Freestanding Lace Candle Wraps.

Air dry, then press using a pressing cloth.

Free project instructions to make Freestanding Lace Candle Wraps.

To assemble the candle wrap, form the lace into a circle matching the ends together.

Make sure the right side of the lace is facing out. Hand-sew or glue the ends together.

Free project instructions to make Freestanding Lace Candle Wraps.

Place the votive candle or tea light in the lace holder bottom first.

Free project instructions to make Freestanding Lace Candle Wraps.

Use a battery-operated votive candle or tea light to add a lovely glow to your home.

Free project instructions to make Freestanding Lace Candle Wraps.

These stunning designs are also great for decorating for special occasions, such as weddings, bridal showers, birthday parties, and more.

Freestanding Lace Candle Wraps



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Products used in this Project:

Star Candle Wrap (Lace) $5.49 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

6.88" x 2.53" | 5.24" x 1.93"

Holy Family Candle Wrap (Lace) $5.49 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

6.88" x 2.94" | 5.25" x 2.25"

Angel Candle Wrap (Lace) $5.49 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

6.88" x 2.68" | 5.23" x 2.04"

Filigree Candle Wrap (Lace) $5.49 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

6.88" x 2.55" | 5.26" x 1.95"