Recently I’ve been seeing a lot of really cool home decor spreads featuring these clusters of large mismatched candle holders, so I decided to make my own, and they turned out cuter than I had imagined. I had to do some digging on around on the dusty shelves of my local thrift store, but found exactly what I needed all for under $10! To match my gray, white and green living room I went with a green color scheme for my candle holders, but I’m sure it would look great in any color. I was tempted to go all white, but I think the 6 different shades of green really add a cool burst of mismatched color to my living space.
While I was shopping I tried to find candle holders with a large flat top to hold larger candles, but could only find ones for the typical tall skinny ones, so I improvised! I found a dozen decorative little wooden pieces from the craft store (around .50 each) and used those to create a nice large flat surface on the top, and some of the candle holders I also added a nice wooden base at the bottom from an identical piece to make the design look finished. I played around with them for awhile before glueing them in place to see what looked best. When you’re shopping for your candle holders, try and find ones that are different heights and thicknesses.
Here’s what you need to make your own set of mismatched candle holders:
- Cheap (and otherwise ugly) thrift store candle holders, I made 6 all together.
- Different shades of acrylic paint, I used a different shade for each candle holder
- Square of Circular decorative wooden pieces, I used both
- E-6000, must have for any crafter
Here’s how to make your own set of mismatched candle holders:
1. Glue your wooden pieces to the top (and bottom if needed) of each candle holder with E-6000 or glue of equivalent strength.
2. After the glue dries, paint each candle holder. 2-3 coats may be needed depending on what the candle holder is made of. I found that metal was easiest to paint.
Yay! Now you’re all done, let these little guys dry…
Place some new candles on each holder and enjoy your new set of mismatched candle holders! Depending on where you’re going to put them, you may want to keep them in one large group or split them up like I did, and put half on each side of a love seat in my living room.
I’m so happy with these, what a fun, easy way to reuse and repurpose old junk. I’d love to see these done in different colors, please send me pictures if you complete this project. I’ll be happy to answer any questions or comments below…