Diy tea light holder ideas
Similar to the above project, you could do the same for almost any type of wood you love.
A tidy way to dress these candle holders up is to dip the bases in gold and its a grand thought for the upcoming holiday season! A blog post that was published on Etsy details every the steps for doing this.
A Fallen Birch Log Look
As an alternative to the first suggestion in this list, which uses birch logs standing vertically, you can cut them into longer pieces and drill tea light pockets into the sides of the bark, for a longer and shorter candle holder.
The finish result is a candle holder that almost mimics the glance of some pieces of a birch tree that has fallen naturally.
These would be grand on a table for a holiday event! Discover out how to do it from Make+Haus.
Birch Wood Logs
Perhaps one of the simplest ways to turn an ordinary tea light into something elegant and rustic is by heading out into a wooded area and looking for a good-sized birch tree (preferably already dying, broken, or fallen down) that you can cut up and drill little pockets for tea lights to sit.
Oleander and Palm shows you how to make these.
How to Make Heart-Shaped Tealight Candle Holders
- tealight candles
- metal spatula
- baking sheet
- one recipe salt dough (see below)
- heart-shaped cookie cutter, about 4-inches wide
- craft paint, glitter, or other decorating supplies
Divide salt dough into four equal balls and put on a baking sheet.
Flatten each ball into a circle that is just large enough for the cookie cutter. Cut a heart shape out of the dough with a cookie cutter.
Gently wiggle the cookie cutter and then remove it along with the excess dough.
Press the tealight candle into the middle of the heart shaped dough. Gently wiggle the tealight to make the circular indentation slightly larger than the candle.
Remove candle and use your fingers to smooth out the indentation and magnify it more if needed.
Bake the candle holders in the oven at degrees for about 3 hours or until dry. Use a metal spatula for easier removal from the baking sheet.
Decorate your candle holders with craft paint or other decorating supplies. If you select to use glitter, you may wish to jacket your candle holder with a sealant love clear spraypaint so that your candle holder doesnt shed glitter.
Let dry completely.
Place a tealight candle in your candle holder and enjoy!
makes enough dough for four (4-inch) heart-shaped candle holders
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup lukewarm water
In a bowl, combine the flour and salt. Add the water and stir to combine well. (Dont use boiling water as this will make the dough too sticky.) Knead the dough for about 5 minutes.
Note: Because this dough contains salt, it may hurt to knead it by hand if you own cuts on your hands or hangnails on your fingers.
If this is the case, you may desire to wear gloves or use a stand mixer to knead the dough.
–Janel is a stay-at-home mom of two daughters and a law school wife in Virginia. Raised in a budget-conscious and DIY-minded family, she blogs about motherhood, crafts, and living on a law school budget at Life with Lucie and Ella.
Glass and Twigs
If you cant discover any large logs to use for candle holders, you can get a similar glance by purchasing some candles that come in plain glass holders so that you can glue some smaller twigs around it. Its beautiful self-explanatory, but you can see this project on Instructables.
DIY on a Dime
This is part of the DIY on a Dime: Valentines Day.
For more simple and frugal present ideas, check out the list.
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Fall is on its way, and sooner than you know it, youll every be needing to turn on the heat in your home once again. Given that the colder weather can sometimes make it a little less pleasant to enjoy the outdoors, a grand DIY project for you to bring a little of the outdoors back inside is a candle holder made out of logs, sticks, or twigs. Its a super simple thought that adds a nice bit of rustic warmth to any room when its a little too chilly to go exterior.
Take a glance and see which style you love best!