If you love geometric vases and candle holders, then you’ll love this DIY that only requires cheap wood skewers, glue and paint! For less than $2, get unique decor you can use over and over.
A few weeks ago, I fell in love with these geometric cake stands. What a fun DIY! I’ve been planning a dinner party where these gem-like shapes will fit in perfectly so I knew I had to incorporate such a project into it. I ended up not having enough time to order the type of vases she used so I knew the cake stands were out. But I still wanted to involve the geometric shapes somehow.
I came up with these DIY candle holders. They’re made out of wood so they’re not super sturdy, which is why I didn’t feel like they could be used as the base for a cake stand. But I plan on setting them out on the dinner table amongst the flowers and other decor. So I thought filling them with tiny tea lights would be perfect. I absolutely love candles on the dinner table, the ambiance the flicker provides. These will be perfect for decor so I can get over the fact that I don’t have those amazing cake stands.
- Wood skewers //
- Scissors //
- Gold spray paint //
- Hot glue and gun //
- Tea lights
Each shape will take slightly different steps obviously, but showing the more intricate shape we built here should help it make sense for whatever shape you’re doing! Basically, start from the bottom up! Let’s do it.
1. First cut your skewers into equal size pieces, for this base we needed five.
2. Form them into your base shape and then glue the joints together. Leave the shape laying flat while you do this rather than picking it up.
3. Cut skewers for your next level and glue these to the joints of the base.
4. Continue on up, connecting joints where desired.
5. Finally glue together the top skewers together.
6.I forgot to get a picture of this, but the final step was to take simple tea lights, remove the candle and glue the metal part to the lowest level/base.
7. Spray paint with a metallic color.
Now, let’s be totally honest. The best solution would be battery operated tealights because these are made out of wood after all. So fire in them is maybe not the best ever idea haha. But, I didn’t think of that before I made them! I’m thinking the flame will stay small enough that it won’t matter. But my advice to you is to definitely go the battery-powered route. You can spray paint the whole light no problem.
I will be featuring these at the dinner party I’m throwing for my mom’s birthday tomorrow! So I’ll let you know how they hold up. I thought about maybe even filling them with fresh flowers rather than lighting the candle. We’ll see how the set up goes and what I decide!
As for you, you could hang these from string in your home or over the table at your party. Or use them as tealight holders like shown or fill with flowers as mentioned! I’m excited to show you where these will end up so stay tuned for that party post, coming the beginning of September :)