44+ DIY Candle Holder Ideas To Make For Your Home

Want to make your own candle holders for your home? Get inspired with these genius DIY candle holder ideas. From concrete to wooden holders, or tealight to pillar candle holders – there’s something here for everyone!

Candles are the key to cozy in your home. Add a few here and there around your room. On your floating shelves, styled on a tray, in the middle of the dining room table and… BOOM! Instant cozy.

Taper, tealight, votive, pillar… there are so many different types of candles and each of them needs its own type of candle holder.

So today I’m pulling out all the stops with tons of different creative and super easy DIY candle holder ideas. Give one of these a try for your home!

But first, let’s take a closer look at one of the candle holder projects we recently did!

Our Candleholders For The Nursery

It feels SO good to say we are FINALLY done with the nursery!!  Can you even believe it??  It really seems like we have been working on it for yearssssss.

Okay, okay.  Slight exaggeration.  But, seriously.  It’s done.

And what does that have to do with these candleholders, you ask?  Well, ever since we started dreamin’ up the farmhouse girl’s nursery decor, I’ve had a one-track mind.  I can’t think about any other projects in our home without first thinking of something for the nursery.

Like the rustic string art heart.  Or the fabric floral garland or book page planter.  Or the farmhouse dresser makeover.  I mean, have a done a project this year not related to this nursery?!

Learn how to create these farmhouse style candleholders in one step! By using white wax, you can instantly make these dark wood candle holders look old and vintage.

This past week or two, I’ve been trying to style her DIY rustic shelves in the nursery.  I shopped my house a lot for little vases and frames to complete the look.

But, I was really struggling to try to find objects with varying heights, which is one of my tips for styling open shelves.

I had been on the hunt for some antique candle holders.  But, I just couldn’t quite find anything that fit my vision for the space.  Or, at least nothing that fit my budget AND my vision.

But then I found some new candleholders at Michaels on clearance and decided I would make my own version of antique candleholders.

Here’s how they turned out…

Make new wooden candleholders look aged easily with white wax

I love them because they’re kinda messy and kinda imperfect.  But, the white wax really creates an aged and antique look that will fit so perfectly in her nursery.

These faux aged candleholders look great styled on a mantel or floating shelves to decorate on a budget

They are already styled on her shelves and ready for the big reveal NEXT WEEK!!  I can’t wait. (UPDATE: Here’s how the nursery turned out!)

Hop over to Making it in the Mountains to see how I created farmhouse style candleholders in one step!!

Want to see more candle holder ideas?

As promised, here’s a boatload more ideas for making your own candle holders. Go ahead and get inspired!

Want to make your own candle holders for your home? Get inspired with these genius DIY candle holder ideas.

DIY Candle Holder Ideas

And, remember to stop back next week for the big farmhouse nursery reveal 🙂

Wishing you a joyful day!

*This post was originally published in March 2017 and most recently updated in February 2023.*

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