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Homemade Candle Holder Ideas

You can create beautiful, original candle holders using a variety of new and recycled materials. This is a guide about homemade candle holder ideas.

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March 5, 2008 Flag

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.

Cup and saucer candle holder.

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January 31, 2008 Flag

Hurricane candle holder decorated with silk flowers.Here is a homemade hurricane candle lamp.

Approximate Time: 45 minutes



  1. First of all spray paint all pieces and let dry.
  2. Glue the clay pot to the plate.
  3. Then glue the butter tub, and then the saucer.
  4. You can decorate as you like. I painted mine black, but you can paint and decorate any way you like. For instance you could paint white and paint or stencil on Christmas themes or hearts for Valentines Day.

By Sandy from Bluff City, TN


December 16, 2008 Flag

Candle holder centerpiece for the holidays.This candle holder is made to look like a lamp

Approximate Time: 1 hour



  1. Glue the pot upside down in the middle of the plate, then the bowl on the pot then the saucer on the bowl.
  2. Spray paint any color you choose and let dry.
  3. Hot glue your decorations any way you want.
  4. Set candle holder and candle in the middle of the saucer. Light and enjoy.

It makes a great conversation piece.

May 26, 2010 Flag
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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

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December 26, 2009 Flag
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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.

Recylced spice bottle with Christmas scene and taper.

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November 23, 2014 Flag
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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.

star jar candle holder

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October 29, 2008 Flag
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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

November 14, 2004 Flag
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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.

By Hache

December 17, 2008 Flag
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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

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December 17, 20080 found this helpful

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

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December 19, 20080 found this helpful

Have you tried Modge Podge or wallpaper glue?

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August 9, 2005 Flag
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For quick, easy mood lighting indoors or outdoors, wrap old sturdy glassware with Sushi bamboo mats, tie with raffia, and insert tea candles.

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