DIY Holiday House Candle Holder

3 Materials
15 Minutes
When creating a holiday atmosphere, candles are always a must. I love the dose of warmth it provides during this cold season. My project stems from an old Christmas favourite. I wanted to recreate a simplified version of a Christmas village home by adding a Scandinavian twist. It’s chic, super easy to make, budget-friendly and it can be customized to match any holiday decor.
Here’s how you can create your own Holiday house candlestick holder!
Assembling a house silhouette is fairly easy.  It requires a few cuts and some glue but for those who would rather skip this part, I found an even easier route—buy pre-made ones!  I found these wood houses in a variety of sizes from the Dollar Store.
Since these little houses are wood, you can transform them anyway you like.
My Christmas decor is fairly neutral so I went with a stain for the interior and a white coat of paint for the exterior.
You will need to drill a hole on the roof, which will hold the candlestick. I used a 1″ hole saw and centred the hole to resemble a chimney.
Next I took scrap pieces of 3/4″ copper pipe in different heights to use as the base for the candlesticks. To secure the candlestick to the copper, I just screwed the candle into the pipe. By doing this you will be shredding a thin layer of the candle wax, which will make a snug fit into the pipe.
Last but not least, take your copper candlesticks and anchor them into the hole you just drilled. They do stay put, but for added security, you can add a little hot glue to the bottom of the copper pipe.
It’s that simple!
Resources for this project:
House frame
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  • Susie Susie on Nov 03, 2020

    Love the beauty in the simplicity of this design! Where did you buy the gray candles? The link provided doesn’t offer them! Thank you!

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  • Thea Thea on Mar 21, 2021

    I love this. Would definitely extend the copper part past the roof on all of them, like you did on the far right one on the 3 pic.

  • Leslie Leslie on Nov 05, 2021

    Although I like the candles in the short copper pipes, Thea is correct in making the copper extend outside of the wood. It would be so easy to forget these are burning if you use real candles and with the paint a flare up of fire most likely will happen. Beautiful idea though and I thank you for sharing it.♥️