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Check out these 15 awesome DIY projects that were conceptualized specifically for little tea light candles and that will help you keep your place glowing any time you please!
1. Washi tape tea light candles
As you probably already know, if you’re any kind of crafting enthusiast, tea light candles actually already come in their own miniature “holder”. For the most part, tea lights are made and sold in a small metal tray that gives them their shape and makes them so easy to insert into other designs. If you’re really hoping to keep things incredibly simple in terms of tea light candle holders,
2. DIY bottle cap tea lights
Are you in love with tea light candles but you’d actually prefer to make your own miniature ones from scratch rather than just buying pre-made and pre-sized ones? The check out this totally awesome novelty concept of making your very own little candles inside a bottle cap! They sure won’t need a separate case made for them since the one you’re building the candle right into is already so kitschy and pop culture cute. See more details of how they’re made on
3. Snow drift tea light holders
Among the many other things they’re good for, simple, cheap tea light candles make a great opportunity for the holidays. We know we’re not exactly near Christmas right now by any means, but sometimes it’s nice to stockpile DIY ideas for the future so you’re prepared when that season arrives! That’s why we couldn’t pass up the chance to show you these awesome “snow” covered tea light holders from
4. Easy DIY scented tea light candles
Perhaps you clicked on this post hoping that our discussion of tea lights would actually teach you how to make some tea lights of your very own? Well, we still think you’ll need to take a look at a few of our holders and perhaps spruce things up a bit when you’re done, but in terms of the candle itself, these little DIY tea lights by
5. Pastel Easter nest tea light holder
String crafts make for such simple DIY and crafting that we can’t believe we don’t talk about them more often and on a more regular basis. We’re particularly fond of the ones that are wrapped carefully around a balloon or other object so that, when the object is slid out from inside the wrapped string, it holds its shape like a mold or frame. Wrapping your string around an egg so that it looks like a pastel Easter egg is a great example of what we mean! Check the whole idea out on
6. Fabric decoupage glass jar tea light holder
We love stumbling across crafts like this one by
7. Easter egg shall tea light holders
Since Easter is coming up fast, it’s totally feasible that you clicked on this list in hopes of finding adorable Easter candle designs that will look good on your dinner or side tables on the big day. We can certainly understand that urge, so imagine how amused we were when we saw these funny little dyed half Easter eggs in their carton and then realized that what’s inside is actually a tea light candle! See the entire concept in more detail on
8. Patterned rope tea light jars
If you’ve ever done rope or string art then you already know how much fun it can really be. This new kind of string art, however, involves creating all kinds of saying and patterns across the jars or old candle holders (whichever you decide to use). This technique, which
9. Wooden branch tea light holder
Are you still intrigued by the idea of woodworking to make your very own candle display? Well, if you’re going to go to all that trouble with power tools you might as well make things look as natural as possible by placing your candle in an actual tree branch.
10. Tea light and marble martini glass
Usually when we talk about “marble” we actually mean the DIY technique that many people use on their finger nails. This time, however, we’re referring to actual marbles built right into a camera display! We love the way
11. Paper quilled tea light decor
If you’ve never tried paper quilling yet then, if you’re as much of an intricacy fiend like I am, we’re convinced you’ll do amazingly at this craft. We simply adore the way
12. Walnut tea light centre piece
During certain seasons, like fall and winter, some people celebrate the change in weather by roasting walnuts and chestnuts. Besides being fun, delicious and fragrant, this project can also be quite decorative, especially if you fill a bowl with the nuts and then, on top, balance two empty shell halves that actually have candles built right into them, just like we showed you previously with the bottle caps.
13. Gold lace stencil tea light holder
Do you have rather expensive tastes when it comes to your style, but your bank account is currently telling a story that’s a little bit different? Then you might be tempted to do something like this gold leaf painting and stencilling job from
14. Coffee bean tea light votives
Did you really enjoy the filled bowl aesthetic that we showed you earlier but you’re actually allergic to nuts and don’t really like having them around even when you’re not eating them? Well, here’s an awesome alternative that just about anyone we know can join in on without having an allergic reaction!
15. Sea shell tea lights
Are you still not quite over how stunning the uniquely re-fitted candles we’ve shown you so far look in their novelty little holders? Well, if you’re up for the challenge,
Do you know someone who’s always lighting tea light candles just the way they come, in that tiny metal tray, without ever seeing them try to decorate it in any way even though they’re usually a fun, bright person? Then share this post with them for a little bit of candle inspiration!