Christmas is the festival of lights and brings with it the ray of newness. Candles are an indispensable part of Christmas which sets the mood and spirit of the festival. A well-chosen candle holder enhances the beauty of the candles which in turn, glorifies the occasion. Candle holders do not merely serve as the stand for the candles but also lend an aesthetic look to them. These can render an artistic touch to the décor of the room.
There are innumerable candleholders available in the market in different shapes and designs. So, why not try making them at home? This can both be an exciting as well as engaging work. Making candle holders at home is not only cost-effective but also a means of personalizing the small yet integral part of celebration. The art of candle-holder making gives scope for the expression of one's creativity and innovation. It also serves in bringing the members of the family together as each of them has something or other to contribute in making it. Besides, it also enables the recycling of used materials like glass jars, wine bottles etc. Below are given some simple tips to make some of the most enticing candleholders at home.
How To Make Homemade Christmas Candle Holder
Baby Food Jar Candle Holder
Candle Holders greatly improves the interior decoration during the festival. Read on to know some handy tips to make homemade Christmas Candle Holder .
Christmas Candle Holder Craft
- Old Christmas Card
- Baby Food Jar
- Rubber Band
- Collect some old Christmas cards, which have colorful attractive pictures. Choose the best among them and cut it out properly taking care the dimension of the picture is not hampered. Take care that you select a small picture so that it fits properly to the size of the baby food jar.
- Now apply the glue to the backside of the picture. Apply glue uniformly so that every portion of the picture sticks properly to the baby food jar. Then paste it to the baby food jar. It will take some time for the glue to dry. So, tie a rubber band around the jar to hold the picture in place. This will enable the glue to dry thoroughly and at the same time, the picture will be pasted intact.
- Once the glue is dried, remove the rubber band. Apply glue on all the other parts outside the jar, which is not covered by the picture. Use paintbrush to apply the glue. Sprinkle salt all over the applied glue and allow the jar to dry. The salt will give a glistening look to the jar.
- After the glue is dry, tie a piece of bright curling ribbon around the rim. This will increase the appeal of the jar. Your candleholder is ready to be placed on the table or near the Christmas tree.
Food Jar Tissue Paper Candle Holder
- Old food transparent jars
- Red and green tissue paper
- Liquid starch
- Small tea candles
- Glitter, ribbon and lace(optional)
- Collect some used old transparent food jars. Clean them up and let them dry. Cut the tissue paper into small squares and dip them in a small bowl of liquid starch. Stick them to the outer part of the jar.
- Sprinkle glitter on the jar when the tissue paper is still wet. Allow the tissue paper to dry. Take a colorful ribbon or lace and paste it around the base of the jar using glue. You can also paste some small golden stars to the jar, which will enhance the beauty of the jar.
- Put a tea-candle inside the jar and light it. The burning candles look beautiful when it caters light through the multi-colored tissue paper.
Clay Pot Candle Holder
- Clay Pot
- Red plaid wire edge ribbon (54" long)
- One grape-wine wreath (41/2" long)
- Paint Brush
- Gold Acrylic paint
- Paint the exterior of the clay pot with gold Acrylic paint. Take a 54" long red plaid wire edge ribbon and wrap it around the wreath, overlapping the width by half. When you are wrapping, tuck the first end into the wreath and you have finished glue the last end to keep the ribbon in place.
- Leave a small opening between the starting and finishing point of the ribbon. Tuck two gold leaf branches at these points. Now push the bottom of the clay pot through the ribbon-covered wreath till the wreath has reached halfway up the raised rim of the pot. Insert a candle into the pot and see you magical invention glowing.
Homemade Beaded Candle Holder
- Used old glass candle holder
- Small multi-colored beads
- Beading thread
- Jewellery Glue
- Take an old used glass candleholder and make sure it is clean. String beads onto the beading thread. Apply glue to the bottom of the candleholder, stick the end of the strands at the bottom, and let them dry.
- Add a dab of glue for every inch of beads. Wrap your beaded strings along the whole length of candleholder. Hold the beads tightly to make them stick better. Allow the entire thing to dry perfectly. Your beaded candleholder is ready and now you can put the candles in it to lighten your room.