DIY Vintage Map Votive Candles

For the travel obsessed couple or the getaway destination wedding, these DIY map votives are an easy-to-make and affordable favor idea. They also make cute non-floral table decor for your reception or escort card display. From crafter and stylist Elizabeth Demos and her book Vintage Wedding Style, we bring you the do-in-a-day Vintage Map Votive Candle! Here's how to make them.

  1. Set the card stock on a flat surface. Lay a candleholder on its side and roll it along the card stock, tracing its path with a pencil. To allow for overlap, add 1/4″ to the length of the tracing. Cut out the template and wrap it around the holder to check for size and fit.
  2. Place the template on a map, trace around it with the pencil and cut out the map piece. Repeat to cut the remaining pieces.
  3. Secure one end of each cutout to a candleholder with a small piece of tape. Wrap the cutout around the holder and use a glue stick where the ends overlap to conceal the tape. Insert a candle into each holder and you're done!