DIY Pedestal Candle Holder

Summaya Barry
by Summaya Barry
3 Materials
15 Minutes

This DIY was prompt by seasonal decor shuffle. I'm busy reshuffling decor around my house and I felt I needed contemporary candle holders so I googled it and picked these sleek tapered pedestals as inspiration. They are available at worldmarket and not on this side of the world and they seemed pretty DIY-able to me.

First, you'll need a cup. Make sure it's study enough that holding a candle wouldn't break it.

Next find an old candle that is finished and take the lid.

Put adhesive around the bottom of your cup.

Grab the old candle lid and put it on the glue. Make sure the part of the candle lid that faces the candle is the side you put up. Once you place it on the cup tug it a tiny bit to make sure it's secure. If it shakes or moves go ahead and add extra glue around the rim.

Last, spray paint everything. You can choose whatever color you want! Be mindful if the color is very light and the cup is dark it may require extra coats of spray paint.

This DIY is the easiest one you'll find out there. I needed contemporary candle holders so I googled it & picked these sleek tapered pedestal candle holder and they looked pretty DIYable to me.

All you need is a large party cup, lid of an old candle jar & some spray paint.

  1. Flip the party cup over and glue the lid on top.
  2. Spray paint your choice of color and you're done!

Add a pillar candle on top and enjoy!

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  • Leah Leah on Nov 03, 2021

    Is there a specific reason to use the lid of an old candle jar (other than recycling) or could any similar type lid be used? I want to make some of these, I don't have any old candle jar lids, but I do have other lids that I could use.

  • Kathy Kathy on Jan 04, 2022

    I want to make these. They are elegant. I don't have that kind of lid. what else could I use?

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  • Maude  LaFountain Maude LaFountain on Nov 09, 2021

    How pretty and cheap to make ...Looks so HIGH END !!!...... I need to make a few of these for the Pillar Candles that I have ....Thank you for sharing this idea of making these ...they really are pretty ....

  • Mary Njus Mary Njus on Nov 13, 2021

    Gorgeous outcome! I never know what to do with those lids. Paint job is perfect. Do not look diy by any means! I imagine any metal spray paint color would be just as beautiful. Thanks for sharing your idea.