It is that time of year when we all start pulling out the candles, and while it’s fine to just set them in a plain old crystal candle-holder, why not get creative? We have a bunch of great tutorials on DIY candle-holder projects for you. Use them for the holidays, for your dinner table, or to decorate your mantels and tables with. Bring on the glow of candle season!

DIY candle holders



The Excited Bride (no, you don’t have to be planning a wedding to use this idea!) has this great idea for candle holders made from doilies. Easy project, and romantic look!

Doily candle holder

The Special Mom’s World has these great DIY candle holders made with nothing but a few rubber bands and some spray paint. You could use frosted paint for a cool everyday effect, or metallic  for the holidays.

Rubber band candle holders

Monsters Circus has a very cool tutorial on concrete votive holders, and we LOVE these. When you go to the tutorial, English instructions are below each paragraph…

Concrete votives

Four Generations has a great idea for using rope to make ordinary hurricanes look a.m.a.z.i.n.g. Check out the how-to’s here.

Rope candle holders

Finally we have these really fun balloon luminaries. These look so ethereal and elegant, yet updated and modern at the same time. And, they look like a lot of fun to make as well. Good host presents?

Balloon luminaries

Image Credits: Four Generations, teabeyond, Excited Bride, Special Mom's World, Monsters Circus, Candle Tech


  1. lorrie November 27, 2013 at 2:40 am

    i love the tray you have the candle pillars and popori on .. where did you get the tray from?

    1. Shirley Bush December 22, 2013 at 6:36 am

      The tray looks like a picture frame they attached legs to.

      1. Kathy Woodard January 2, 2014 at 10:08 pm

        I think you are exactly right! With a mirror inside the frame!

        1. Brandi Smith December 2, 2014 at 2:34 pm

          I would even just put a really pretty piece of scrapbook paper in the frame

  2. Sarah December 19, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    The lace tutorial website is not found, can you give me the list of materials needed, specifically the “lace” used, and Directions

    1. Kathy Woodard January 2, 2014 at 10:11 pm

      The link works for me. Here you go:

      Old crochet doilies
      A balloon
      Wallpaper glue
      Soak the doilies in the glue, and stick them on the balloon. I used five doilies.
      Let the doilies overlap a little bit.
      Hang the balloon to dry. My doilies are quite thick, and needed at least a day to dry.
      When its dry you prick the balloon, and voila – you have a beautiful candle holder.

      1. Barbara April 30, 2015 at 11:31 am

        Wow…I love love love your ideas. I was looking for something to decorate my outdoor table and wondered if you thought that possibly using thin cement would turn out the same way? I know it wouldn’t be white but could be painted. I love the way your stuff looks…so beautiful! Do you have any additional craft sites I could see???

      2. Cheryl Monique December 30, 2015 at 11:58 am

        Thank you so much. I am so excited to try this for my wedding and I couldn’t find the instructions.

  3. test February 15, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    lookie here


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