Making candle holders is an excellent way to pass time constructively. Decorate your home in one of the best possible ways as you browse through this informative section.

How To Make Candle Holders

If you thought candles were headed towards extinction after the invention of the bulb, you were dead wrong! In fact, despite the availability of generators to bypass the dilemma of black outs, candles are still pretty much in vogue! Candles make an admirable fashion statement with regard to the décor of elegant homes. Such has been the popularity and demand of stylish candles that it has sparked a raging demand for fancy and exotic candle holders. The market, today, is flooded with thousands and thousands of exquisitely designed candle holders! However, if your budget is tight and you have a passion for craft, you could get busy crafting your very own homemade candle holder! Dig out the surplus paraphernalia around your home and get creative! Not only will you be saving money, but you can flaunt a unique and beautiful piece of art to all the visitors stepping in and out of your dwelling. Browse through this article and master the art of crafting candle holder at home.


Making Candle Holders



  • A Coffee Can/ Glass Vase
  • Tealight Candles
  • Tiny Nails
  • Beads/ Buttons
  • Small Hammer
  • Water
  • Freezer
  • Sharpie Marker
  • Spray Paint For Several Colors
  • Get your hands on the marker and start sketching random geometric shapes and fancy patterns on the outer surface of the coffee can or vase. Choose whatever you like, be it stars, circles or butterflies! As long as you like it, go for it! 
  • In case you are using a glass vase, ensure that there’s enough of space to accommodate a quaint assortment of rocks or marbles to help hold the candle in place. For the coffee can, pour water into it but not right up to the rim! Since water expands when subject to freezing, you ought to leave an inch of space at least!
  • Place the coffee can into the freezer for a while.
  • At the beginning of the intricate patterns on the top of the coffee can, insert a small nail. Since the melting will begin from the top of the can, start piercing holes right there. Without much force, tap the hammer on the nail till it reaches the interiors of the can. Along the lines of the different patterns, keep piercing tiny holes until you’ve worked your way through the entire surface area of the can.
  • Allow the ice to melt as you place the can under the warm tap water. Spray paint with the color of your choice after the can dries.
  • Use colorful beads and sequins for further adornment on the vase or can, whichever you prefer. Stick the beads with glue and beading thread.
Lantern Candle Holder
  • To make a lantern candle holder, you will need more or less the same material used in the above mentioned candle holder. The only added material would be a thin gauge copper wire.
  • Your first step would entail making two holes on opposite sides of the can’s upper surface. Insert the copper wire through the holes and hang from a tree or garden porch. This is guaranteed to look stunning!
  • Just like in the previous type of tin candle holder, draw pretty shapes or flora patterns for beautification.

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