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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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July 15, 200926 found this helpful

I wanted soft lighting for my apartment deck at night instead of the stark electric deck light. So I came up with the idea of a hanging jar lantern. Two, three and more to come. You'll most likely have all the needed items already but, if you don't, none are expensive.



I tried to make the hanger with just one piece of wire but it wasn't stable enough to keep the candle level. What I did was secure a wire under the lip part of the lid. Then threaded and secured one end of a longer wire through that first wire. Then chose the length for hanging, bent and secured the other end of the second wire to the opposite side of the first wire.


Place a bit of water in the bottom of the wired jar before placing the candle in it. This makes for easy melted wax removal, and the water is a good safety measure. When the candle burns to the bottom of the glass jar there is always a possibility the jar will break from heat buildup. Also, it's not a bad idea to place a bit of water in the bottom, even if it's a Tea Candle because they float well.

If you don't have a long match, just use a piece of spaghetti to light instead

Stay safe! Always make sure you keep your candle away from anything flammable and don't leave a lit candle unattended.

By Ann from Richland, WA

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May 22, 2018

This craft is inspired by the daily power interruptions in my area. When candles are too boring to look at, you can always think of a fancy idea to bring light and color during a blackout period.

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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.

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December 26, 20091 found this helpful

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.

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December 16, 2008

This candle holder is made to look like a lamp

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October 29, 20080 found this helpful

For homemade candle holders where the base isn't too large, just epoxy an upholstery tack upside down on the top and you have a place to secure your candle.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Angel (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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