How to Hold Taper Candle in Place

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Searching for how to hold taper candle in place? We found a way to hold our taper candles in place with these cute as a button candlesticks!

Ahh... finally standing straight in their candlesticks

Have you ever picked up candlesticks where your candle is too small for the candlestick? Your candle does a bit of a leaning trick like you see below... well, I was stymied for a minute, and then I had a wonderful idea to fix this problem!

Leaning tower of Pisa

Mr. VS picked up a buffet and brought it home with him from an auction several years ago. Inside were candles, I kept them, but never thought I would really use them. As you know, I do not usually use candlesticks for what they were meant for.

The candles I had were too small for the opening in these vintage Nutcracker candlesticks. I thought okay, now what am I supposed to do?

I decided to take a pipe cleaner and curl it like a spring. I placed it down inside the candlestick and made sure it was completely up against the walls of the candlestick holder part.

Then I placed the candle down inside the holder, and it fit like a glove! No more worrying about them falling over. How easy was this fix?

I also considered using sticky tac that I used to hang the bats on our wall in the dining room for Halloween, but the pipe cleaner worked like a dream.

Place pipe cleaner inside the candlestick

Did I tell you or did I tell you we begin getting Christmas items out when we take vacation. I love this time of year when our home really begins to transform for the season.

I feel like our home is so warm and cozy with all of our decorations out. We pick up a few new items each year, or we make something new to add to our decorations.

The majority of our attic is Christmas decorations. I have gone in many different directions over the years, but do you know I always seem to go back to my old trusty, traditional decorations. They make me feel most at home during the holidays with many memories of Christmas over the years in my mind.

The only place I do not decorate in traditional décor is our living room. We decorate in blue, white, silver, and gold there. It is the one room where no peanuts are allowed. Everything stays nice in that room... yep, we gate off the living room.

Believe it or not, despite his size, he is very hard on everything. Then there is the chewing... we thought he was over it, but low and behold, guess what? He is not! He chewed a blanket his daddy was covered up with on the couch this past weekend!

I am telling you, we cannot have anything nice without chew marks around the edges... yep, our blankets have those, and then sometimes there is the occasional hole in the middle of the blanket... we deal with it since he is so cute. 😉 I thought about replacing blankets recently, but nope, this kiddo is not finished with his chewing phase.

I guess you will just have to wait and see where these cute as a button Nutcracker candlesticks end up for Christmas! We have all sorts of easy on the pocketbook ideas for the upcoming festivities!

My house is a disaster as I drag out all of my treasures. I look around and wonder is this all worth it? Then I think about how much joy it brings when it is all completed, and there is no questions it is worth every minute of upheaval.

Hope you enjoyed this helpful tip. We have other tips you can find out about by clicking to read: Cleaning tips and tricks and Low budget, high impact results.

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  • Bry Bry on Jan 12, 2022

    I like your pipe cleaner idea. All these other suggestions are great, too. Many I'd never thought of. Thanks to all for sharing.

    • Vintage Style Gal Vintage Style Gal on Jan 12, 2022

      Thank you Bry. I love it when I get to share and I especially love when others share with me! You never know what you will learn along the way! 😊

  • Sarge Sarge on Feb 07, 2022

    This is a good idea...I use wax from a burning candle.