Architectural Salvaged Candlestick Holders

2 Materials
30 Minutes

It’s time for another easy DIY project!! This month it’s all about architectural salvage. I wanted to share something that could be easily attainable by everyone, so when I came across a huge bucket of antique stair spindles at a flea market recently, I knew that I was going to make candlestick holders out of them. These candle holders could be made with salvaged spindles or even with new spindles.

Using a saw, I cut the spindles into different lengths.

I was planning on drilling 3/4 inch holes in the top of each piece to hold the candles, but some of the tops were too narrow, so I came up with an alternative solution to keep the candles in place.

I drilled a small, shallow hole in the top of each piece.

Inserted and glued a small nail in the hole. This is the perfect solution to keep the taper candles in place. The nail easily pierces the bottom of the candle, holding it in place.

I love how these turned out! The best part, they were only a few dollars to make and took less than ten minutes to create! Such an easy DIY!!

Thank you so for stoping by today! I hope your day is full of sunshine and happiness!!!


Suggested materials:

  • Vintage spindles   (Antique store/thrift store/flea market)
  • Small nails   (Hardware store)

Emily Traxler
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