Tiara centerpieces

Tiara centerpieces
These fun and easy DIY centerpieces can hold flameless votive candles or—even better—wishes and blessings for the guest of honor. Just place pens and fancy notes nearby so guests can share their wishes for the birthday girl. Follow our step-by-step crafting instructions to transform simple glass vases and lengths of lace into princess-worthy party centerpieces perfect for a quinceañera or sweet 16 celebration.
Crafter level: Easy
Time needed: 1 hour

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  • Large cylindrical glass vase
  • Length of cotton or rayon lace (1 in. to 3 in. wide) long enough to completely wrap around base of glass vase
  • Scissors
  • Spray stiffener or spray starch (available at craft stores)
  • Gold or silver paint (we used spray paint, but acrylic paint also works well)
  • Pins
  • 1 sheet printed tissue paper
  • Tape or craft glue
  • Waxed paper or trash bag
  • Low-temp hot glue gun and glue sticks or craft glue


  1. Cut your lace to fit around the circumference of your glass vase plus about ¼ inch extra for overlap.

  2. Place lace on waxed paper or trash bag and apply several coats of spray stiffener, letting dry between coats. (We gave ours 5 coats.)

  3. Then, spray or apply an even coat of paint. Let dry. Turn over and apply paint to back of lace. Let dry. Repeat as needed for both sides until lace is evenly covered.

    Lace tiara craft
  4. Next, measure the height and circumference of your glass vase and write down your measurements. Cut your tissue paper ¼ inch shorter than the height of the vase and ½ inch longer that the circumference. Then cover the vase with the tissue paper and tape or carefully glue to secure. Set aside.

  5. Wrap lace around base of tissue-covered vase and pin in place. Use craft glue or hot glue to secure. Remove pins when dry.