You’re definitely going to want these 35+ DIY candle holders to decorate your home! These DIY projects are both inexpensive and great for beginners.
We’ve all been there – you’re in a store, and you see that perfect candle holder. You can’t wait to get home and put it on your mantle or dresser! But…it’s not the right color. Or maybe it’s outside your price range, but it’s perfect. Now what?!
Well, never fear – I’ve got the answer for you. With these simple DIY candle holders, anyone could make their own decor with just a few supplies from around their house! And you’ll be thrilled with how easy most of this projects are!
Trust me: making your own candle holders is one of those situations where “going cheap” doesn’t mean going wrong.
If you love candle holder ideas, you’re going to want to check out this list. There are options for every style and type of decor. I’ll love to know what you think in the comments!
DIY Candle Holders
If you love making your own home decor, you're doing to love these ideas for DIY candle holders! Add something unique with a warm glow by making one of these projects . . . they're all inexpensive and easy enough for beginners.
DIY Scrap Wood Candle Holders
What to do with pieces of scrap wood? Turn them into home decor! These DIY wooden candle holders are easy to make, easy to customize.
Make Inexpensive Pillar Candle Holders
You can make this cool wood candle holder using a poplar sheet or other wood scraps! You can use a circle template or various circles (like bowls) around your home to make the shapes. Then you'll cut them out with a saw.
Concrete Candle Holders From Plastic Bottles
Make these easy DIY concrete candle holders using plastic bottles – the results are kind of amazing . . . I love this modern decor idea!
DIY Candlestick Holders Out of Crib Parts
These DIY candlestick holders were made out of the most unexpected materials - baby crib parts! This is the perfect recycled project.
DIY Table Length Candlestick Holder
I have to say that a table length wood candle holder makes quite a statement! I love it. This DIY is about as easy as they come using a 4 x 4.
This Birch Candle Holder Makes a Great Gift
Learn how to make a birch candle holder using a real log! This would make a pretty home decoration or even a wedding or anniversary gift. It goes great with all sorts of decorating styles including outdoor, rustic, and farmhouse.
Spice Mill Candle Holders
IKEA always has the most unique kitchen items, and their spice mills are no exception. Naku spotted these modern white ones and visualized them as candle holders. And guess what - they work! Learn more at the blog.
DIY Scrap Plywood Tea Light Candle Holders
This is another amazing example of what you can do with wood scraps! I love the layers of wood that you can see in plywood, and Jen makes the most of this with her tea light holders.
How to Make Cool Luminaries on a Budget
Do you want to make a cool luminary to accent your decor, but on the cheap? David does it with budget materials from the hardware store!
DIY Hanging Whisk Candle Holders
You would definitely want a want lighter if you chose to make these candle holders! I think they are so cute, and would look perfect in a kitchen.
DIY Heirloom Teacup Candle Sconces
My mom has a teacup collection that has been handed down for a few generations in my family - so I love any teacup crafts! This wall candle holder is no exception, and I love the vintage style.
Decorative Doily Candle Holders
You’ve probably seen these elegant candle holders before, but we bet you had no idea just how easy they are to make! What looks like a complex craft is in fact the kind of thing you can whip up at home in a matter of minutes, and without having to spend more than a couple of bucks at the most.
DIY Candlestick Holders that Look Expensive
Add some designer style to your table with these incredibly easy DIY candlestick holders made out of clay! Use any color clay you like to go with your theme or decor.
DIY Arch Candle Holder
Learn how to make this on-trend DIY arch holder for the perfect new home decor piece. You won't believe that the main parts of the project are made from foam.
DIY Ombre Taper Candle Holders
While these DIY ombre taper candle holders are perfect for a cozy fall vignette or table setting, they are colorful and pretty enough to use all year long! What I love about them most however is that you can use the same technique to completely change up the color scheme to match your decor.
DIY Wooden Tealight Holders
If you have a candle obsession and some curtain rings, you can make these awesome tealight holders! They're so easy - you'll just glue them together.
Outdoor Terra Cotta Candle Holders
Can you believe you can make an outdoor candle holder out of a terra cotta pot? It's way easier than you think. And if you have buggies outside, you can use a citronella candle and still maintain the ambiance.
Stained Glass Candle Holders
With some stained glass strips and clear glue, you can make some candle holders that give off a beautiful glow. Just add fairy lights or candles - they are perfect for outdoor dining.
DIY Wood Bead Candle Holder
Robin shows you how to take wood beads and turn them into a unique candle holder! They are based on a $129 version but cost a lot less.
Upcycle Ceiling Fan Lights Into Candle Holders
Everyone can find ceiling fan lights at the thrift store! Learn how to upcycle those fan lights into custom DIY candle holders.
How to Make a Candle Holder from Lamp Parts
You might not have these exact lamp parts laying around, but you can probably find something similar to make this unique idea!
Seashell Candle Holder
Seashells can be used in a lot of pretty crafts, but I never thought about using them with candles! This is so pretty and would look great with beach decor.
DIY Copper & Wood Candle Holder
Learn how to make a DIY copper and wood menorah for Hanukkah with these free plans. It's so beautiful, you might to keep it out all year.
Easy and Inexpensive Tin Can Candle Holder
Learn how to do the easiest DIY ever for your home decor! These would look perfect on the porch or for a summer gathering.
Silverware Candlestick Holder
Think you can't turn forks into a candlestick holder? Think again! This is the cutest idea, and would be really expensive with silverware from the dollar store or Goodwill.
Building Block Candle Holder
Wood building blocks and screw caps? I love the combination! You might have the supplies to make this in your home already.
Easy Picture Frame Candle Holder
If you are looking for a beautiful way to display photos as well as hold your candle, you're going to love this craft idea! You can get what you need from the dollar store.
DIY Marbled Candle Holders
You can make these cute holders out of clay. They are perfect decor for your party and dinner tables or a quick and easy handmade Christmas or hostess gift!
How To Make Water Candles
Wondering what do you need to make your own candles? How about water and wick . . . YES! that's it! Well, and a vase too.
DIY Rustic Wood Candlesticks
Learn how to make the coolest candlesticks using spindles or table legs. These look great with pillar candles set on top of them.
Vintage Ladle Candle Holder
If your kitchen has a vintage theme, this ladle luminary idea is a great one! Plus It's very easy to put together - and the ladle catches the melted wax.
DIY Raffia Tealight Candle Holder
Learn how to make a candle holder with natural raffia! These are perfectly darling and great for decorating.
DIY Star Candle Holders
This star candle holder is super simple and really easy to make! Totally kid friendly and you can turn the base into any shape you like.
Simple Fall Candle Holders
Try one of these simple fall vase ideas that are perfect to use with corn or candy corn. They will look just right when paired with the right candle!
DIY Skull Candle Holder
Learn how to make a quick and easy skull candle holder with just a few supplies from the craft store.
Make a Set of Tree Stump Candle Holders
Get a quick and easy DIY on how to make a set of tree stump candle holders for the holidays.
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