You can create beautiful, original candle holders using a variety of new and recycled materials. This is a guide about homemade candle holder ideas.
Here's a unique way to use cups and saucers from tea sets that have broken or missing pieces. You could also purchase vintage cups and saucers and create these candle holders to give as gifts. The one pictured is from a mini tea set.
Approximate Time: 45 minutes
By Sandy from Bluff City, TN
Thanks for the idea!
It is just lovely, can't wait to make some!!! But the little problem is, it is hard to tell if the plate, pot, or other things are upside down or right side up! Also, what do u mean by a butter pot? I am sure many other avid crafters are chomping at the bit to find this out!! Please share your expertise, Thanks, Debbie
I did a craft like this in Bible school one year. This one is just a little different, but so glad I found it b/c I have been looking a long time for someone who had the instructions. What brand of butter bowl is it that you used? This is a great craft!
sorry i didnt get back sooner i have been feeling under the weather lately. i should have been more specific. the plate is right side up. the clay pot is upside down, the bowl is right side up.the bowl in this picture is a bowl you eat out of. the saucer is right side up. the butter bowl is a country crock butter bowl without the lid. you can go to the thrift store and get the plates and the bowls use the bowls instead of the butter bowls. the bowls are the kind you eat out of.
This candle holder is made to look like a lamp
If you have teacups you want to display, maybe mismatched ones you don't want to get rid of, try this. Put a votive candle in them and place them on a stack of books on a bookshelf or an end table. There are many ways to decorate with them. A friend of mine does this and it looks very cute.
By Amy from Oklahoma City, OK
I used an old spice bottle for this cute little decoration. Wash bottle well and dry. Put a dab of hot glue in bottom. Add fiberfill.
This is a guide about glass jar candle holder ideas. Using canning jars or glasses you can make decorative candle holders for festive decorations or gifts.
If you're like me, you love to make decorations for your home by items found in thrift shops and salvage yards. For homemade candle holders where the base isn't too large (like staircase balusters), just epoxy an upholstery tack upside down on the top and you have a place to secure your candle.
By Patricia1951 from Imperial, NE
Thanks for that nice hint. I need to remember it when I am shopping.
Start with a 3x3 inch square block of wood, about 1-2 inches deep. Paint it out with light (off-white, cream, eggshell, etc.) colored craft paint. If you have the tools, drill a 2 inch diameter circle or the diameter of a pillar candle you have on hand. Use glossy or satin finish varnish to seal the paint. Glue small seashells, covering the wood square. You can then begin to glue shells on top of shells to build up the holder. I try to create a wreath effect. Makes a beautiful and classy gift.
Hi this sounds like a great idea. I am going to try it with my teen Sunday school class. BUT as I do not have the time to make all the wood blocks I am using an old CD as the base with a tea light in the middle and shells round the edge.
I am making wooden candle pedestals. I am staining them and gluing words on them. But my glue shows through the paper that the words are written on. What can I use to attach them? Could I use the last coat of stain like a glue and stick the papers on right before it dries? Thanks in advance.
Linda from Hartley
Use Mod Podge you can get it in the craft area. You get in the craft area near glues:) works great:) and it doesn't bubble as you Decoupage over the paper:0 wish you luck
Have you tried Modge Podge or wallpaper glue?
For quick, easy mood lighting indoors or outdoors, wrap old sturdy glassware with Sushi bamboo mats, tie with raffia, and insert tea candles.