DIY: Easy Candle Holders for Your Table

November 15, 2013

Hello decor8 readers and Happy Friday! Are you ready to get your craft on and make some festive and easy candle holders for your table this holiday season? It’s Lisa here and I have another simple and stylish craft project to share with you this month. With the holidays coming there is much entertaining to be done and tables and mantles to decorate! Do you have any festive decorations planned yet? Anything that you plan to make by hand? Candles are always a wonderful way to add atmosphere and it’s lovely to tie the colors in to your decorations and table setting. I’m going to show you how to make candle holders for your table that will sparkle and shine. They are simple and quick to make and they look great with or without the sequins added, depending on the look you’re after. Let me show you how I made them.

DIY: Easy Candle Holders for Your Table

DIY: Easy Candle Holders for Your Table
OR WITH SEQUINS – your choices!

* Untreated wooden furniture feet from the hardware store. Odd numbers always work best when you group them. Look for different sizes and shapes that compliment each other.
* Sandpaper
* Paint and a paint brush
* Elasticized sequin trim
* A needle and thread, or double sided tape, or a hot glue gun

DIY: Easy Candle Holders for Your Table

DIY: Easy Candle Holders for Your Table

Make the candle holders: If the timber is rough give it a light sand and wipe it over with a barely damp cloth. Paint each one in a different color. You may need 2 or possibly 3 thin coats of paint. Let each coat dry between applications.

DIY: Easy Candle Holders for Your Table

Make the sequin collars: Stretch the sequin trim around each holder and cut to fit. You may like to make the sequin collar removable, so you can change the look of your candle holders with minimal effort. To make a removable collar, fold the sequin trim in half with the wrong side facing out and hand or machine sew the ends together. Turn it out the right way and fit it over the candle holder. Or, for a permanent sparkle, run double sided tape or hot glue around the candle holder to adhere the sequin collar to it. I told you it was easy!

I hope you enjoy making these candle holders. You could also try decorating them with Sharpies or painting patterns on them. Different trims would also look great: ribbon, lace, yarn or raffia would all be interesting. I’ll see you back here in December with last minute craft idea for Christmas. In the meantime make some time this month to get creative! – xo Lisa.


(text/images: lisa tilse)


  • Reply Maureen November 15, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Adorable idea for Hanukkah! I plan to make a menorah with them in different shades of blue. The sequins will add a touch of bling.


  • Reply lisa :: the red thread November 20, 2013 at 10:23 am

    That sounds like a lovely idea Maureen.

  • Reply Steph Bond-Hutkin November 20, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Oh brilliant for Hanukkah! Or a little row of silver candle and sequin candle holders along a mantlepiece for Christmas. Super sweet.

  • Reply Kate @ Songs Kate Sang November 21, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Oh how cute! Thank you for this tutorial.

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