DIY Candle Holder (Outdoor)

This easy DIY Candle Holder will add some sparkle to any outdoor setting! Perfect for summer parties, weddings or just for relaxing in your garden. Feel free to customize the candle holder, get creative!

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As summer begins to wind down, I’m soaking up every last bit of time with Aaron while he is on hiatus and Miss Parker, of course.  We are revamping our editorial calendar with some really exciting things coming up this fall and in the meantime taking a stroll down memory lane with some of our favorite archived posts.  A blast from the past, if you will. I love a good super easy DIY and because it’s summer and my outdoor dining table is begging for some center piece action, it seemed like a perfect time to revisit this outdoor DIY candle holder!

It’s super simple and there are quite a few variations you can dream up on this idea, so feel free to put your own spin on it!

items needed for DIY candle holder

Supplies You’ll Need

How To Make This DIY Candle Holder – Step By Step

1. After your glue gun is nice and warmed up, begin by adhering the end of the twine spool to the glass candle holder.  I found it easiest to flip it upside down, start on the bottom, go about two times around and then flip it right side up.  I used glue almost all the way around on the first wrap to make sure it was nice and secure, but then I would use glue about every half wrap and stagger the placement of the glue so that it didn’t get too thick.  It also helped keep the twine nice and tight together.

gluing twine to the vase pressing twine on DIY candle holder

2. Keep on wrapping until you get to the very top.  It’s tedious and time consuming, but not at all difficult.  Repeat for each of the other candle holders.

wrapping diy candle holder before painting

3. After the twine has been wrapped around your candle holders, section off the piece that you don’t want spray painted with a gallon size plastic bag, parchment paper, or plastic shopping bag and secure tightly with painter’s tape.

spraying twine

4. Spray the remaining section gold and allow to dry.

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An Easy And Versatile Candle Holder

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An Outdoor And Indoor Candle Holder

These candle holders are sturdy enough for outdoors but also make attractive indoor pieces too. They have a rustic beach vibe about them and can really bring together a dining or coffee table. A nice colored accent from the gold spray works so well and you can spay with different spray paint colors to match your decor.

Mix and Match Sizes For Your Holders

The beauty of this DIY candle holder project is that you have a strong and simple theme of the twine running around them. This means you can have fun creating sets of candles using different sized vases, they’ll all work well together. So, in less than 15 mins you’ll have a set of candle holders that look as good as, if not better, than store bought!

Top Tips For DIY Candle Holders

  • Make sure you get enough twine for the size of your vases.
  • Mix vase sizes for an interesting set of candles.
  • Stagger the placement of the glue so it doesn’t get too thick.
  • Try different sprays to accent your candle holders.

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Photography by Stephanie Godfrey

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DIY Candle Holder

This easy DIY Candle Holder will add some sparkle to any outdoor setting! Perfect for summer parties, weddings or just for relaxing in your garden. Feel free to customize the candle holder, get creative!
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time5 mins
Dry1 hr
Total Time10 mins
Yield: 1 candle holder
Author: Jen Pinkston

Equipment

  • Glue gun
  • extra glue sticks
  • gold spray paint
  • Scissors

Materials

  • twine- at least 5 yards depending on the width and height of your vases
  • 3 candle holders / glass vases in various sizes
  • painters tape
  • ziploc bag plastic bag, or parchment paper

Instructions

  • After your glue gun is nice and warmed up, begin by adhering the end of the twine spool to the glass candle holder. I found it easiest to flip it upside down, start on the bottom, go about two times around and then flip it right side up. I used glue almost all the way around on the first wrap to make sure it was nice and secure, but then I would use glue about every half wrap and stagger the placement of the glue so that it didn't get too thick. It also helped keep the twine nice and tight together.
  • Keep on wrapping until you get to the very top. It's tedious and time consuming, but not at all difficult. Repeat for each of the other candle holders.
  • After the twine has been wrapped around your candle holders, section off the piece that you don't want spray painted with a gallon size plastic bag, parchment paper, or plastic shopping bag and secure tightly with painter's tape.
  • Spray the remaining section gold and allow to dry.

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  1. Awesome 🙂 very pretty! 🙂 i am working on some vase DIYs for my creative living blog hapinesswherver.com and now I need to think hard to come up with something as chic AND effortless 🙂

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  3. I love this! You could also use it as a vase, which would be just as cool. 🙂 Also, I wanted to note that you can purchase glass vases almost identical to this one at DOLLAR TREE. Seriously – check it out. They would work just as well for this!

    ~Allison Katelyn @ http://SimpleSilverLinings.blogspot.com

  4. I love this! You could also use it as a vase, which would be just as cool. 🙂 Also, I wanted to note that you can purchase glass vases almost identical to this one at DOLLAR TREE. Seriously – check it out. They would work just as well for this!

    ~Allison Katelyn @ http://SimpleSilverLinings.blogspot.com

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  6. Fantastic!

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