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.
Here is a homemade hurricane candle lamp.
Approximate Time: 45 minutes
By Sandy from Bluff City, TN
I used an old spice bottle for this cute little decoration.
Approximate Time: 15 minutes
By Cindy from Waynesburg, PA
This candle holder is made to look like a lamp
Approximate Time: 1 hour
It makes a great conversation piece.
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 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
December 19, 2008
Have you tried Modge Podge or wallpaper glue?
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
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.
I am looking for directions for making a candle holder out of clothes pins.