DIY Candleholders With Sugru

7 Materials
20 Minutes

This post is sponsored by Sugru. All opinions are my own.

Today I want to share with you a few ways you can make candle holders using Sugru.

If you're not familiar with Sugru it's a moldable glue that can be formed into any shape. It usually takes about 24 hours to cure and once it sets it adheres for as long as you want it to (it can be removed with a sharp knife if you ever change your mind).

I teamed up with Sugru for this DIY and we're hoping to show how you can use it to make home decor.

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Step 1: Roll Out The Sugru

First off I rolled out my Sugru . Because Sugru tends to stick to surfaces really well you'll need some saran wrap to line your surface before working with it. Combine three packets of Sugru and roll it out.

Step 2: Cut out your pattern!

Okay next I cut out the pattern. I used some paper to measure out how big I wanted the candle holder.

I lay my paper pattern over the rolled out Sugru and cut out the shape with a knife leaving 3 tales at the bottom.

Step 3: Attaching your Sugru to the base!

Okay next I folded my tales up gently and connected both ends to create a candle base than I lay it onto my wood slice. Here's what it should look like.

I than took a few small pieces of Sugru and dropped them into the center of the candle holder.

I wrapped a candle in some saran wrap and and inserted it into the candle holder base. By doing this It squishes everything flat at the bottom and attaches the candle holder base to the wood. I found it kind of hard to pull the candle out together with the saran wrap so I slipped the candle out first then gently removed the saran wrap. That's it!

Decorating your candle holders!

I tried a few different ways to color my candle holder and found that gold leafing is definitely one of my favorites. I also tried using some stone spray paint on them and that worked great as well. 

You can also use different objects to create texture. I used the back of a paint brush to create a hammered look then applied gold leaf to get a gold hammered look. I let the glue set for 24 hours before applying the gold leaf.

Sugru is sold in so many different colors. You can easily mix multiple colors to create your custom color. You can also try painting it but, I should mention I didn't have much luck with painting them. Sugru tends to react to paint as if it's silicone.

Here's how the gold leaf looks like once you apply it over the texture.

I love how elegant they look. These could work great as a table centerpiece or on your fireplace mantle for Christmastime.

I also used the same technique using Sugru to turn a little dish into a candle holder. I then spray painted it with some stone spray paint and here's how it looks. I'm in LOVE with this stone spray paint. It's gives off such a pretty rustic look. Can't wait to try it on some recycled vases and pots! This candle holder would be perfect on your nightstand. 

That's all for now. I hope you enjoyed these DIY candle holders.

I'll see you all next time

Best Wishes,


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  • Terre Tulsiak Terre Tulsiak on Nov 18, 2020

    How does the cost of sugru compare to modeling clay or even concrete as a base? When it first came out it was quite pricey.

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  • Em Em on Nov 18, 2020

    Never heard of this product. Thanks for sharing. You candle holders are very nice.