{DIY} Candle Holders

Good morning peeps!  Today I wanted to share some Pinterest inspired candle holders I just made!  These are so fun and glamorous!  

Check out this awesome tutorial from Hey Gorgeous!

These were pretty easy and fun to make.  Mine weren't perfect, but I was really happy with how they turned out.  Now they are sitting pretty on our entertainment center.  Here's how I made them...I started with this:

Everything I bought was from either Hobby Lobby or Michael's.  

2 glass vases (candle holders) - (Hobby Lobby had the best price)
Silver Metallic Tissue Paper
Elmer's Glue
Paint Brush
Scalloped Circle Craft Paper Punch
Glossy Modge Podge (I ended up adding one coat of this at the end)

First I punched out a ton of these...it helps to fold the sheets so you can punch several at a time.  I cut a few in half to begin the first layer.

Then you put some glue in a small bowl, add a little bit of water.  You want the consistency to be thick and white...not too watery, or they won't stick.  Then you just take your paint brush and paint the glue mixture on the glass.  (It helps to hold it like in the picture below.)  Then you start placing your half circles around the top.  Paint over them with the glue mixture as you go.  For the next layer add the circles...you can make whatever kind of pattern you want.  I would recommend using a lamp nearby to light up the vase a little bit...this way you can see what you are doing.

When you get to the bottom, cut the circles in half again for the last layer.  Don't forget to paint the glue mixture over the circles as you go.  I let them completely dry...then I went over everything with one coat of glossy modge podge to seal them.

And here is what you get! 

  Happy Tuesday friends!


  1. Those ARE so fun! I love the way they look when they're burning!

  2. they look so great! i totally pinned these too and wanted to try them out :) you've inspired me!

  3. WOW!! Great job - they look amazing with a candle lit in them! :)

  4. Those really did turn out so cool looking! I can't believe that was just some paper and glue! You know I'm thinking about doing one with some bright colors now (c:

  5. Oh fun! I may have to try that!

  6. those turned out SO good. They look like you bought them from Pier 1!

  7. These are darling!! And your mantel is so elegant!! Great job! :)

  8. Oh wow these came out so so well! :)

  9. Yours turned out awesome! They'd be perfect in my living room!

  10. Those are so cute! I'm not one for the DIY {I typically ruin whatever I'm working on}, but this looks like it could be fun. I might need to give it a try :)


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  12. Love them! They certainly don't look like a diy! :)

  13. These are beautiful candle holders! It really is amazing all of the things you can create if you just get creative and crafty. I love this DIY phase that everyone is in right now. Sharing ideas of what we all make is awesome for finding new ideas.
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  14. These candle holders are super cute. I have never made my own candle holder before. I think this would make a lovely addition to my home.
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  15. My wife loves all things candle. She once had a candle that smelled like Root Beer barrel candies. I think she would just die happy if I were able to find that scent again. Anyone know where they make the Root Beer scented candles?


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  17. I love how elegant these candles look. They totally look unique and different, I have never seen anything like them before. What a fun way to make any room in your home look more sophisticated and beautiful, thanks for sharing. http://www.ravendecor.com/default.asp?dept_id=45010

  18. I love creating cute candle holders. These are some great ideas for candle holders that I can make myself. I love the candle holders that you posted because it's a fun and simple design that I can easily make myself.

  19. Wow, those are so cute! I love the color that you chose for the paper as well. The candlelight makes such a warm glow with those tones. I have never seen such a classy, handmade candle holder. Thank you for the inspiration.


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