Candle holders make distinctive gifts. Read on to learn how to make different candle holders in this piece of writing.

How To Make A Candle Holder

Candles light up dark rooms; spread aromatic odours and serve as lovely gifts for a lot of occasions. Once used only as a source of light, candles today have undergone a huge transformation and are produced in a range of fancy designs and colours and can also be used for decorating homes and given as gifts. The same applies to the candle holders that are available in splendid designs and exciting shades. The market is swamped with fancy candle holders for one to choose from these days. However, it adds a personalised touch to the gift if the candle holder is homemade. It is pretty simple to make a candle holder; all you need is few supplies from your house scrap collection and some creative ideas. A homemade candle holder is not only one of its kind, but is also easy on the pocket when compared to the readymade ones that are available in the marketplace. Mentioned below are instructions on making different candle holders. Read on to learn more.

Making A Candle Holder

Materials Required
  • Small nails
  • Coffee can
  • Freezer
  • Water
  • Tea light candles
  • Small hammer
  • Sharpie marker
  • Spray paint
  • Copper wire
  • Take the coffee can and draw simple shapes of stars and crescent moons with the help of a permanent marker.
  • After drawing the shapes, fill the can with water. Make sure not to fill it completely, leave an inch of space as water will expand as it freezes. Now place the can with water in the freezer and wait until it freezes.
  • Place a small nail at the beginning of one of the shapes on the top of the can. Make a hole at the top of the can since it is the top that will start melting first. Slowly hammer the nail down until it passes through the other side of the can. Repeat the same procedure along the lines of the shapes, until every shape on the can is complete.
  • Now place the can under warm tap water and let the ice melt. Spray paint the can after it dries, or leave it pallid for a rustic look.
  • Make two holes on opposite sides at the top of the can and insert a thin copper wire gauge through these holes. This will provide you with a perfect candle stand.

Simple Beaded Candle Holder

Materials Required

  • Seed beads
  • Small glass votive candle holder
  • Scissors
  • Jewellery glue
  • Beading thread
  • Line the beads onto the beading thread. You can either use single coloured beads or mix and match different shades to make a funky candle holder.
  • Apply a little glue at the bottom of the candle holder. Now bind the end of the strand of the beads to the holder and let it dry.
  • Once the glue is dry, wrap the beaded string along the length of the candle holder. Secure every inch of the beaded string to the holder with the glue. Let the holder dry before using it.

Mirrored Candle Holder

Materials Required

  • A used compact disk
  • Small beads
  • A glass votive candle holder
  • Small piece of felt
  • A votive candle
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • Tacky glue
  • Trace the compact disc onto a piece of felt and then cut out the felt circle and glue it to the CD to cover the advertising side and keeping the mirrored side exposed.
  • Attach the beads around the outside edge of the compact disk using the tacky glue. While the glue is drying, hot glue the glass votive candle holder to the centre of the CD.
  • Once the glue dries, place a scented candle in the glass votive holder.

Ice Votive Candle Holder

Materials Required
  • Pebbles
  • Water
  • Freezer
  • Empty and washed gallon ice cream holder
  • Small and empty Yogurt container
  • Whole Cranberries
  • Place the yogurt container in the centre of the ice cream container and place the small pebbles into the yogurt cup filling it up nearly to the top.
  • Now pour water into the cup filling it almost till the brim. Then place the cranberries into the ice cream container with water.
  • Place the ice cream container with the yogurt cup into the freezer for a night (place under 32 degrees F). Once the water in the container freezes, peel away the ice cream container carefully and then carefully remove the yogurt container as well.
  • Place a small votive candle in the hole in the ice in the shape of the yogurt container.

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