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Homemade Candle Holder Ideas

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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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January 31, 2008

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

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May 26, 2010

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, 20091 found this helpful

I used an old spice bottle for this cute little decoration.

Approximate Time: 15 minutes



  1. Wash bottle well and dry.

  2. Put a dab of hot glue in bottom. Add fiberfill.

  3. Add glue to tree and deer. Place in bottle.

  4. If taper is too narrow for the hole, fill space in with hot glue. Wait several seconds before placing candle in holder.

  5. Add rick rack along bottom of bottle.

  6. Tie ribbon around bottleneck.

  7. Add jewelry piece or rhinestone.

    By Cindy from Waynesburg, PA

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December 16, 2008

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.

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October 29, 20080 found this helpful

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

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November 14, 20040 found this helpful

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

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December 6, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about making painted glass jar holiday candle holders. If you like to make crafts that require painting, then these pretty candle holder jars are for you. They can be painted for use during any season.

Holiday Candle Holders

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November 23, 20140 found this helpful

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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August 9, 20050 found this helpful

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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December 17, 2008

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


By guest (Guest Post)
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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May 18, 20140 found this helpful

I am looking for directions for making a candle holder out of clothes pins.

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