Easy DIY 4th of July Candle Holders

4 Materials
10 Minutes

Every year I host a big backyard cook out for the 4th of July. The problem is that I spend so much time cooking for this event that I don't have a lot of time left for decorating. So I'm always looking for really easy ways to add some red, white and blue to my party decor, and these super simple candle holders definitely fit the bill.

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easy diy 4th of july candle holders

All you need to get started is a tall glass, small vase or mason jar, some white rice, and blue and red food coloring. You want liquid food color for this...the gel version doesn't work very well.

easy diy 4th of july candle holders

Divide the rice into 3 parts - one will be red, one will be blue and one will be left white. I used ziploc bags for this, but you could also use small bowls.

Put a few drops of blue food coloring in the first batch and mix it up.

Do the same with the red food coloring in the next batch.

Then pour the rice in layers into your glass, vase or mason jar.

easy diy 4th of july candle holders

Add a tealight candle to the top and you are done! I like to use flameless candles for this since there's no mess and no risk of anything catching on fire.

easy diy 4th of july candle holders

Then put your candles out wherever you want to use them!

Since they don't cost much to make, I use them everywhere that needs a little 4th of July color.

Click HERE to get all the details on how to make these candles.

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  • Rit17584277
    on Jul 7, 2018

    Very nice I will try this . My cousin was killed I the navy I have his flag on special table I got special for him . I have a light candle that turns on everyday in the Evening. His 5 th year anniversary will be 7/29/18 Iam going to do this for him .  Thank you !

  • Cheryl
    on Jul 9, 2018

    WI'll definitely do this one! Thanks for sharing.

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