Candleholders come on all shapes, sizes, and price ranges and they are not always cheap. Some of the prettiest varieties are quite pricey, but it is not necessary to buy candleholders to enhance the home with luminosity and elegant style. Some of the most stylish candleholders are homemade, and the following ideas for cheap homemade candleholders are ideal for embellishing the home or giving as gifts to family and friends. Although these homemade candleholders are cheap in price, they are not cheap in style.
Some glass cannot withstand the heat of candle flames or melted wax. When making cheap homemade glass candleholders, always use actual votive cups to hold the candles inside the homemade candleholders. In addition, place a small amount of baking soda or natural sand in the base of all holders to help reduce the risk of a fire, and never leave burning candles unattended for any length of time. Keep wicks trimmed to a length of one-quarter inch for best results.
Homemade Wineglass Candleholders
For elegant but cheap homemade candleholders, make use of cheap clear wineglasses. Turn the wineglasses over, and tie charms or narrow satin ribbons around the stems. Top the bottom of the overturned glasses with votive candles in small votive candleholders. For added interest and eye-catching appeal, place a small trinket beneath the overturned homemade candleholders. Small angel trinkets combined with these cheap homemade candleholders make a lovely display, and they also make wonderful gifts.
Cheap Decorated Juice Glass Candleholders
Wide-based heavy glasses that hold four to six-ounces of liquid are ideal to use as cheap homemade votive candleholders, and they are fun and easy to decorate. Glue tiny flat-backed jewels, gems, beads, or rhinestones to the outside of the glasses using glass adhesive. Apply the embellishments in the shape of snowflakes, initials, or in geometric designs. Place votive candles in clear votive candleholder inside the decorated glasses. The jewels, gems, and beads will light up and sparkle in the candlelight.
Cheap Homemade Metal Punch Candleholders
Punched candleholders can be quite expensive, but homemade varieties are easy to make with the help of a hammer and nail. Wash and dry an empty metal can while using caution around the sharp edges. Fill the can three-fourths of the way with water, and place it in the freezer. After the water freezes solid, use a nail and hammer to create numerous holes that will let candlelight shine through. The ice will prevent the can from becoming dented during the punching process. Plan the design in advance using a fine-point marker, or create randomly punch holes to make scallops, points, and other homemade patterns around the entire can. Allow the ice to melt and carefully dry the can. Wrap the sharp edges with electrical tape in a color of your choice, and use this cheap homemade candleholder indoors or outdoors. Consider making many homemade hand-punched candleholders to give as gifts to family and friends. They are cheap and impressive gifts that will keep on giving.
Cheap Mason Jar Candleholders
Mason jars are cheap and they resist heat. This is why they are often used for making poured candles, but they can also be used as cheap homemade candleholders. Place a shiny gold jar ring on the top, and cover the sides of the ring with velvet ribbon. Next, tie on color-coordinating narrow ribbon embellished with eye-catching glass beads. Outfit the decorated Mason jar with a candle of appropriate size. When the candles burn down they can be removed, and the decorated mason jars turned into cheap homemade candleholders can be used again and again.