Modern Candle Holders

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Modern candle holders can be so expensive so today I want to show you how you can make a knock-off for only a few dollars.

I started my project with a couple of things. The first was a cylinder vase from Dollar Tree.


Then I also grabbed an epoxy pen holder on Amazon that I loved the shape of. 

To make sure the glass vase fit into the holder I used a paint marker to trace around the vase once I placed it on top of the foam.  

Once the vase was marked out, I used an Exacto blade to carefully slice around the circle.  

As I got deeper and deeper I used my fingers to push the foam out of the way. Be very careful not to cut your fingers when you are doing this part. I didn’t go all the way to the bottom but deep enough so that my vase would be held securely in place.  

Now that I had hollowed out the center of my foam circle, I covered it all in Mod Podge. The Mod Podge provided a nice protective barrier so that the paint in the next step didn’t completely soak into the foam.  

Once the Mod Podge was dry, I painted it with a light bluish color to cover the entire foam piece. I found it easiest to use a foam brush so that I could get it into all of the slits. 

After the paint was completely dry, I popped my vase into the center of the foam holder.  

Here is my new modern candle holder with a candle in it.  

I love how easy it was to transform these foam pieces into chic and modern decor. I'm really happy with the end result.

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Meredith Schneider
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  • Kathy Kathy on Jul 31, 2022

    That’s great! Looks like concrete, at first I thought it was and wondered how you made it. I think I will add a layer of textured concrete looking spray paint at the finish. Again I will say you did a great job, very imaginative!