25 Beautiful Candle Holders You Can DIY
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25 Beautiful Candle Holders You Can DIY

We had a double dose of candle holder DIYs this last week at Brit HQ, as we made both spooky clay votives and jewel-toned wooden candlestick holders to spruce up our table setting for a colorful Halloween bash. But once we set our costumes aside and start ushering in the winter holidays (already!), we know that the warm glow of candle light—and a pretty vessel to protect it—will be even more in demand. So here are 25 beautiful DIY candle holders to get your motivation glowing. :)

1. Scalloped Block Candle Holders: We sure get warm and fuzzy when office supplies are used to create stunning DIYs. Here, dot stickers make a clean scalloped edge around the center of these thin wooden blocks. But it’s not a candle holder until there’s a place for the candle! For that, just whip out your power drill. (via Design for Mankind)

2. Stenciled Burlap Candle Holders: Deer and burlap? A perfect combination! Animal prints are hot right now—even for the home—so these rustic candle holder covers are right on trend. (via Just Crafty Enough)

3. Mason Jar Lanterns: These mason jar lanterns are so dreamy, especially when topped with a sprig of dried lavender or seasonal pine! A hearty leather belt acts as a strap that lets you tote it around wherever you go. (via Styleizmo)

4. Spice Mill Candle Holder: Would you ever guess that these far out candle holders are IKEA spice mills? We sure didn’t, but now that we know, we keep eyeing our pepper grinder, ‘cause this is a DIY we just HAVE to try. (via Bambula)

5. Glitter Votive Holder: This wouldn’t be a Brit + Co roundup without including something sparkly, and this gold glitter votive perfectly fits the bill. Get ready for super sparkles when the candle light hits this holder! (via House of Earnest)

6. Lace Cement Votives: The mix of hard concrete and soft lace is a look we just can’t get enough of. These heavy duty candle holders would look perfect on a wooden dining table or lining a low windowsill. (via Say Yes to Hoboken)

7. Skinny Copper Candleholder: You’ll have to use a little muscle to get the look of this sleek candle holder, but we think it’s totally worth it. Wrap a thin copper pipe around a circular base, use pliers to bend, then wedge a candle right on top. (via A Merry Mishap)

8. Constellation Votives: Now every night is a starry night with these awesome constellation votives. Poke your favorite star pattern through a flat disc of oven bake clay, then get ready to get your gaze on! (via Design*Sponge)

9. Cut Paper Candle Holders: This is an unbelievably simple way to upgrade plain glass candle holders. Trim a piece of computer paper to size, cut “U” shapes with an exacto knife, and use double stick tape to fasten. That’s it. Seriously. (via How About Orange)

10. Paper Candle Wraps: Ok, this might be an even easier DIY than the last, because blogger Creature Comforts has done all the design work for you. Simply print out her darling designs and wrap them around LED tea lights. (via Creature Comforts)

11. Wooden Dipped Candle Holders: So you bought a pair of wooden eggs and don’t remember why? Well, turning them into mint-dipped candle holders might be the best save we’ve ever seen—this duo is seriously breathtaking. (via Hello Lidy)

12. Block Birthday Candle: This candle holder DIY will help you avoid nasty wax drippings on your next birthday cake. Now that’s something to celebrate! Three cheers for these tiny block candle holders! (via Hank & Hunt)

13. Marble Painted Votives: Here’s another way to get mixed up in the marble trend. To get this gorgeous look, quickly scribble watery paint around the inside of clear glass votives. Way to channel your inner Picasso! (via Once Married)

14. Concrete Votive Holder: This long concrete candle holder would look right at home in a cool loft or modern office space. Soften up this table topper by surrounding it with beautiful succulents! (via SignePling)

15. Mercury Glass Candle Holder: Turn thrifted glassware into something wow-worthy with this mercury glass DIY. The metallic, crackled finish is absolutely fierce. (via Ruffled)

16. Small Clay Candle Holders: What an adorable way to use clay! These little white candle holders are perfect for a formal event, or use pre-colored oven bake clay to add brightness to a table setting. (via Oncewed)

17. Wood Votive Holders: It doesn’t take much scavenging to find good sized wood blanks, which is great news since we’re dying to try our hand at this clustered votive holder. What a stunning centerpiece! (via All Things Heart & Home)

18. Rope Wrapped Candle Holder: Add a rustic feel to your home decor with this DIY. What was once a cardboard core of painters tape is now a beautiful candle holder thanks to rope wrapping. Mind—blown! (via Minted Strawberry)

19. Copper Pipe Candle Holder: If you’re a regular Brit + Co reader, you should know by now that the hardware store is a maker’s paradise. Case and point: this amazing industrial candelabra made from copper pipes! (via An-Magritt)

20. Film Negative Candle Holders: Even before digital photography, finding something cool to do with your negatives was a serious challenge. Wrapping them around a votive makes perfect sense—the candle flame will bring your lost images to life! (via Photojojo)

21. Wood Block Candle Holder: Here’s another way to make great use of wood scraps. A coat of stain and five holes later gets you a modern candle holder that looks like something straight out of a Pottery Barn catalogue! (via Houzz)

22. Antler Shed Candle Holders: We love the mix of urban and rural on this copper cup antler candle holder. How boss would a pair of these look above a fireplace? (via A Daily Something)

23. Ice Cube Tray Votive Holders: We’re obsessed with this DIY hack that uses a silicone ice cube tray to mold adorable plaster candles. The handpainted stripes add a nice, personal touch to the final look. (via Paper & Stitch)

24. Tree Slice Candle Holder: We’ve used thin cross sections of wood before to make playful chalkboard paint serving trays, and this way to use it is just as cool. So why choose one over the other when you could have the best of both worlds: chalkboard paint tree slice candle holders, anyone? (via Youngbird)

25. Cathrineholm Candle Holders: Need to add a pop of color to your living space? Of course you do! Geometric cutouts let the light shine through on these colorful copy paper votive covers. (via How About Orange)

 Which DIY candle holder is your favorite? Will you try any of these tutorials, or do you have some original ideas up your sleeve? Tell us about your projects in the comments below!