It is that time of year when we all start pulling out the candles, and while it’s fine to just set them in a plain old crystal candle-holder, why not get creative? We have a bunch of great tutorials on DIY candle holder projects for you. Use them for the holidays, for your dinner table, or to decorate your mantels and tables with. Bring on the glow of candle season!(And that’s any season!)
How to Make Candle Holders
‘Tea Beyond’ used clear coffee cups and saucers (dollar tree!) to create super fast and easy votive candle holders.
The Excited Bride (no, you don’t have to be planning a wedding to use this idea!) has this great idea for candle holders made from doilies. Easy project, and romantic look! Use Mod Podge or white glue, and brush onto the doily over a blown up balloon. Allow to dry thoroughly, and then pop and remove the balloon. Pop in a votive candle and let it glow! Done!
The Special Mom’s World has these great DIY candle holders made with nothing but a few rubber bands and some spray paint. You could use frosted paint for a cool everyday effect, or metallic for the holidays.
Monsters Circus has a very cool tutorial on concrete votive DIY candle holders, and we LOVE these. When you go to the tutorial, English instructions are below each paragraph…
Four Generations has a great idea for using rope to make ordinary hurricanes look a.m.a.z.i.n.g. Check out the full instructions for this DIY candle holder. Awesome coastal style look.
Finally we have these really fun balloon luminaries from ‘Candletech’. These look so ethereal and elegant, yet updated and modern at the same time. And, they look like a lot of fun to make as well. Good host presents?
These DIY candle holders are awesome ideas for anyone looking for a quick decor craft. You also might want to check out our post on 13 indoor plant shelf ideas!… Also, don’t miss our Candle Making tutorial post over at TBD! And if you want to make some Mason Jar Christmas Craft Lanterns, check them out, also at TBD!
The lace tutorial website is not found, can you give me the list of materials needed, specifically the “lace” used, and Directions
The link works for me. Here you go:
Old crochet doilies
Soak the doilies in the glue, and stick them on the balloon. I used five doilies.
Let the doilies overlap a little bit.
Hang the balloon to dry. My doilies are quite thick, and needed at least a day to dry.
When its dry you prick the balloon, and voila – you have a beautiful candle holder.
Wow…I love love love your ideas. I was looking for something to decorate my outdoor table and wondered if you thought that possibly using thin cement would turn out the same way? I know it wouldn’t be white but could be painted. I love the way your stuff looks…so beautiful! Do you have any additional craft sites I could see???
Thank you so much. I am so excited to try this for my wedding and I couldn’t find the instructions.
i love the tray you have the candle pillars and popori on .. where did you get the tray from?
Sorry, don’t know exactly, but that project came from a site called Four Generations – http://www.fourgenerationsoneroof.com/2013/04/diy-candle-holders-tutorial.html
The tray looks like a picture frame they attached legs to.
I think you are exactly right! With a mirror inside the frame!
I would even just put a really pretty piece of scrapbook paper in the frame