Made By Me Monday #1: DIY Candle Holders

I am so excited to show off our candle holders that were inspired by this tutorial on “stained glass” votive holders! I got together with my mom and my sister to create some custom candle holders of our own! Here are our pictures! I will show you all the pictures and then I will give you the tutorials!
My creations!
For all of the candles that are featured in this post, I went and bought basic candle holders from the dollar store.
Candle Holder in Back of Picture: I’ll start with the candle in the back of the picture first:
Materials: Candle holder, 1 spool of twine, and a little bit of hot glue
Step 1) Put a little bit of hot glue on the end of the twine and glue it down to the bottom of the candle holder.
Step 2) Wrap the twine up the candle holder (I put a little bit of hot glue on the rope at random spots along the way while winding the rope up so that it would stick better)
Step 3) Once you get the twine wrapped to where you want it, put a dab of glue on the end and enjoy your new candle holder!
Here is the finished piece!
Candle Holder on Right of Picture: This one was probably one of the easiest (even though they were all easy!) and again, I started with a dollar store candle holder!
Other materials: Mod Podge and tissue paper (I got that kind with the beautiful pattern from my local Hallmark store!)
Step 1) Cover the outside of the candle holder in mod podge.
Step 2) Apply the tissue paper over the mod podge.
Step 3) Trim the excess tissue paper off (I used a razor for this but if you are doing this craft with children I would suggest letting them use safety scissors or doing it for them). 
Step 4) Once the first layer of mod podge and tissue has dried, cover the outside of the tissue paper with another layer of mod podge, let it dry, and you are done!
Here is the finished product:
Candle Holder on Left of Picture: Again, I started with a dollar store vase! I actually used the same process as I did for the candle on the right side of the picture.
Step 1) Once I had finished the mod podge and tissue paper process, I grabbed some gold mesh-like ribbon and hot glued the beginning of the ribbon down to the jar.
Step 2) I continued hot gluing the ribbon down to the jar until it was all the way wrapped around and well secured and thats it!
I hope you guys enjoyed my tutorials! Here are some pictures of my mom and my sisters creations as well!
My mom’s creation! She used hot glue, the mesh-like ribbon, and some bamboo leaves from her garden 🙂 The best part about this creation is that only the top and bottom of the ribbon are glued down so she can use the mesh part of the ribbon to attach things to! How genius!
And this, is my sister’s beautiful creation! She used hot glue, some hollow, dead sticks from outside, some bamboo leaves, and a little bit of twine!  I love the look of this one and I must say I’m a little jealous that I did not think of this!
I would love to see what you guys create so send me some links to you cool candle holder projects!

 photo TheWellCraftedHome_zps26a4d5c3.png


16 thoughts on “Made By Me Monday #1: DIY Candle Holders

  1. Thank you so much! Ya i found the vases at the dollar store and "splurged" on the tissue paper (it was almost 3 dollars but its so cute!) This is definitely a cheap project! I'm glad you liked it!

  2. Thanks for linking up at Etcetorize last week. I like your candle holders so much that I'll be featuring them at tonight's party! I hope you'll stop by to grab a featured button and link up again~

  3. I love all three!! I will definetely be trying the twine one and tissue paper one. I recenlty bought some nice twine to cover a monogram letter that I made. This is perfect. Thank you hun 🙂

  4. These candle holders are beautiful! My favorite of the three is the twine candle holder…The best part of these little beauties is their price! Thank you for inspiring my creative mojo with these tutorials.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s