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How to Make a Candle Holder at Home

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Make a Candle Holder at Home

If you like having candles around home and putting them all around to decorate your flat, next we're going to show you an original way to make a candle holder made out of fabric, normally candle holders you'll find on the Internet will be made with other waste material such as CD, bottles,etc. but in this case we show you how to make an elegant candle holder at home.

You'll need:

  • Colored table mat
  • White glue
  • Balloon
  • Plastic gloves
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Steps to follow:


The first thing we need to do is to get hold on a woollen mat or similar. You can also buy one at a specialized shop or even supermarkets. Woollen mats are typical decorations people used to use to decorate the table so decoration items wouldn't scratch it.

How to Make a Candle Holder at Home - Step 1

Next, blow a balloon until it's about 15 centimeters (6 in) in diameter. The balloon will be used to turn the mat into a very original and elegant candle holder, now you'll see how.

How to Make a Candle Holder at Home - Step 2

Pour a bit of white glue in a plastic bowl. You can buy this glue that gives rigidity to materials here.

How to Make a Candle Holder at Home - Step 3

Straight after, mix the glue with a bit of water and soak the mat so the vintage candle holder gets the shape we want.

How to Make a Candle Holder at Home - Step 4

To give shape to your original candle holder we must put the mat on the balloon and leave it to dry for 24 hours. It's important that you put the balloon on an object that gives it a bit of height like you can see in the image so the fabric falls better and the candle holder looks prettier.

How to Make a Candle Holder at Home - Step 5

That's it! When the mat has dried you can turn the fabric and add a candle inside, you'll see the color of the fabric will give the candle an original and beautiful look.

How to Make a Candle Holder at Home - Step 6

However, there are other amazing ways to make a candle holder at home with waste material. Take a look at these suggestions:

Tin can candle holder

These are and ideal addition to any bedroom, to create a more romantic and intimate atmosphere. There are many types of can you can use, but the trick is to make holes to create the perfect vibe. Take a look at these ideas on our article on how to make a candle holder out of a tin can.

Mason jar candle holders

Hanging mason jar candle holders around your garden will make barbecue evenings much more beautiful. These are the perfect addition to your terrace or balcony. Plus, they're really easy to make too.

Bottle cap candles

Are you planning to make your own candles too? One of the easiest ways to make candles is to actually pour the wax into the container that's going to serve as the candle holder. In this case, old bottle caps are one of the easiest object to find, plus you'll get a load of tealights you'll be able to put wherever you prefer.

For more ideas, we suggest you take a look at: 6 ways to make easy DIY candle holders.

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  • We recommend you use gloves when using the glue.
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