Candles add a soft touch of elegance to any setting, any decor and any home. While candles are available in virtually every shape, size, color and even scent you could wish for, pre-made candle holder designs are not nearly so diverse.
The obvious solution is DIY candle holders.
If you have thought of the idea of making them before but did not ever act on it because it seemed like too much trouble, here is a list of 12 of the most creative that involve both minimal effort and minimal cost. From some of the lightest and most delicate materials suited to a romantic dinner to concrete votives that may be left out in the garden, these ideas have been compiled to cater to every need and desire you have for soft candlelight in a DIY holder.
The materials and colors are suggestions but you may swap them to suit your own home. They also make perfect gifts for friends and family in which the care and effort you invested will be obvious. Most of these designs take less than an hour to make, although you may have to wait longer for glue or concrete to dry.
1. DIY Water Lilies – plastic spoon candle holder
Create a stunning water lily design quickly and easily with just some plastic spoons and a glue gun. Add paint and tealight holders to suit your decor.
2. DIY Concrete Votive
Looking for an outdoor votive? How about one made of solid concrete? The beautiful bubbles in the cast mean no two will be alike, and you can dress them up with metallic paint for stunning effect.
3. Candle holder from glass jar and doilies
Possibly one of the quickest ways to instantly transform a simple light into a work of art, this method can take just seconds if you are short of time!
4. DIY Laced Cement Votive
Who new gentle lace could make such intricate lines in concrete? See how some simple design can turn concrete into art.