DIY Dollar Tree Candle Holders – Three Daughters Home

Amy Lewicki
by Amy Lewicki
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Love the look of chippy, distressed candle holders but hate the price tag? You gotta try these amazingly simple DIY Dollar Tree Candle Holders! I originally saw this idea from another DIY-er on Instagram, (@peonyaccents), and couldn’t wait to try it out! One trip to Dollar Tree later, and I had two easy peasy candle holders.

What You’ll Need (to make 2):

-3 glass candle holders from Dollar Tree

-2 trinket/jewelry dishes

- chalk paint (I used Craft Smart chalky acrylic paint in 'Parchment')

- antiquing wax (I used ArtMinds wax in 'Tea Stained')

- super glue

-foam brush

-fine grit sandpaper

How To:

Step 1: Super glue two of your glass candle holders by gluing the two smaller ‘top’ ends together

Step 2: Super glue the trinket dishes to the top of both holders — the taller one you just created and the third one you haven’t used yet.

Step 3: Make sure the glue is completely dry. I let mine sit overnight to be safe.

Step 4: Paint the entire candle holders with your chalky paint. Let dry, and repeat. I did three coats total.

Step 5: Using a cloth, I took a small amount of wax and gently applied to spots that are raised to give the candle holders an ‘antique’ look. A little bit of wax goes a long way!

Step 6: Using your fine-grit sandpaper, lightly sand along edges and random spots to give a distressed look. Voila!

These are the paint & wax I used.

Step 6: Using your fine-grit sandpaper, lightly sand along edges and random spots to give a distressed look.


Since I already had all materials other than the Dollar Tree items, this project cost me a total of $5! You can literally do this with any chalk paint color, and it’s such an easy, fun craft! Perfect to add to a shelf, bookcase, or centerpiece. If you give this a try, please let me know how yours turned out! (email, or tag me on Instagram @threedaughtershome).

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  • Ruthie Ruthie on Jun 25, 2023

    You just proved a person CAN make a silk. purse from a sow's ear. These are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. :)

  • Miss Daisy Miss Daisy on Jun 13, 2024

    Really like this and plan on making up to three, thank you.