Oh man, when’s the last time I did a candle holder DIY… I don’t think I did a single one last year, which is interesting because they were pretty regular in 2014. Actually that probably makes sense because I was perhaps burned out (see that?) from doing them.
Well, I still love candles, think they’re probably my favorite thing for the home and everywhere, and they’re really simple to get creative with for a DIY. This months prompt for the Michaels Makers challenge is what I think we’d all agree is at the heart of DIY: personalization and putting our own spin on things. Especially when it comes to decor, this can be the reason for why we do any of this at all, so for me, with a new bookcase in the corner that needed updated decor to match how my style has evolved since 2014, I’m starting with these easy geometric wood candle holders.
-geometric wood objects (from Michaels)
–3/4″ spade bit
-spray paint (I used black, white, and copper)
These geometric wood objects came with predrilled holes that aren’t big enough for candles (not at all sure what they were intended for) so I just flipped them over to the other side and drilled my own holes. Personalization win!
I used a 3/4″ spade bit to drill the hole about a half inch deep, which fits a tapered candle perfectly.
Next, I applied the edge of painters tape around the half way point of each candle holder, then covered the rest with aluminum foil. I spray painted each candle holder in two light coats with one minute of drying in between before removing all the tape and foil.
It’s possible that copper could be my gold this year. I mentioned before wanting to play around with that more, and so far so good!
To see what other personalized projects the other Michaels Makers put together, visit The Glue String blog!
16 comments on “DIY Geometric Candle Holders”
Love these! Wish we had a Michaels in the UK!
Thank you! Wish you guys had one, too- it’s where I get most of my materials!
Could you link to those wooden shapes?
I tried looking for them but they don’t seem to be online!
Rats! If I can brave my store this weekend I’ll keep my eyes peeled. Thank you! I love these candle holders.
OH. My. god. How do you do what you do. Such a cute, simple idea, that looks gorgeous of course. Mama needs to get a drill
Hahaha I honestly think you’d own it with a drill. Thanks, Kat <3
These are so cool! I’ve seen some, like these, in the stores, and they are so expensive. Yours are so much prettier! :D
Yea! I’ve seen some like these too and I at least think these are more affordable. Thrilled that you like these more, thank you!
Random question: where do you get your taper candles from? Mine are always dripping everywhere!!
From Michaels! Thanks for asking, I’m realizing I haven’t seen them anywhere else.
they are so pretty, love u.
These are awesome! Love them, Amy!
Just did a tablescape for a shoot with those pretty candleholders! Love the idea!!
Love this idea!! Do you have any tips about where to find the wooden shapes outside the US? Maybe online?
Thank you, Silvia! Unfortunately I don’t know much about international sources on these things. Maybe try Etsy? Sorry I couldn’t be of more help!