Running ahead with Mike's concept, I've used paper doilys for my first candles. I can't wait to make more with other paper types, and I couldn't wait to upload a photo here. Even though it is daylight outdoors, I closed up shutters so's to get a pic. on it's way.
Thanks for a top idea!
You will find Mike's project and clear instructions here - just look for the Snowy Paper Candles post.