Select desired rhinestone earrings, pins, etc. (Tip: Look for pieces with flat backs so they can be easily glued to the surface of the votives.) Using metal snips, cut off protruding pin backs, earring posts, or clips. Use a small metal file to smooth any rough edges.
Cut sheer ribbon slightly longer than the circumference of the votive cup. Secure ribbon end to one side of the votive using double-sided tape. Wrap ribbon around votive and secure ribbon with tape; cut off excess.
Glue rhinestone pieces to one side of the votive at a time. Let dry thoroughly before continuing.
Repeat steps for remaining votive cups. Place a votive candle in each cup. To clean, gently wipe with cloth; do not wash votive cups.