As the days start getting shorter in the fall, I start thinking about ways to bring a little extra light into my house. And one thing I love is candles! So how could I create a unique candle holder this year? I came up with a fun, easy project to share with you. In my new video, you’ll discover how you can make a rustic candle holder using a regular wine glass and a few other simple supplies.
How to Turn a Wine Glass Into a Candle Holder
What’s cool about turning a wine glass into a candle holder is that you can use any type of wine glass you want. Each shape will give you a different final look.
You’ll also be amazed at how few steps are needed to transform a wine glass into a candle holder. In fact, by the time you’ve gathered your supplies, you’re really only three steps away from finishing the project!
Supplies You Need to Make a Rustic Candle Holder from a Wine Glass
Let’s go over all the materials that you’ll need to complete this project. As you already know, you’ll need a wine glass. I recommend just going with a cheap wine glass of any variety you want. Along with that, you are going to need some twine and some faux flowers. You’ll also require a candle. You’ll want to go with one with a large enough circumference that it can sit unsupported on top of the candle holder without any risk of tipping over.
The tools you will need to make a rustic candle holder with these supplies include a pair of scissors and a hot glue gun.
How to Use Your Rustic Candle Holder
After you create your rustic candle holder, you can display it anywhere around your home, or you can use it to enhance a dinner table. A rustic candle holder can make a nice gift for someone who enjoys the DIY homespun look as well.
Wine Glass Rustic Candle Holder Step-by-Step Video and Photo Tutorial:
DIY Rustic Candle Holder Out of a Wine Glass
Are you ready to make a rustic candle holder out of an old wine glass? The quick reference list of materials and tools can be found below along with a set of written directions to go with the video tutorial.
- Wine glass
- Large candle
- Faux flowers
- Hot glue and glue gun
- Begin by putting hot glue around the rim of a wine glass and gluing twine around it. Continue to glue, wrapping the twine around and around the glass, working your way down toward the stem. When you reach the stem, continue wrapping twine around it, gluing as needed, until you reach the base of the wine glass.
- You have now completely covered the wine glass (aside from the base) in twine.
- Where the bulb of the glass meets the stem, glue on a couple of decorative faux flowers. You could ask a use any other type of rustic decor you wanted. For example, you could tie a bow around it out of burlap or rustic ribbon of any sort. You might come up with other ideas if you get imaginative. See how much you can personalize your candle holder.
- Our easy rustic craft project is already almost complete. Pretty amazing considering that it feels like we just got started, right? The final step is to use twine to tie a bow around your candle. Then, simply set the wine glass upside-down, and place the candle on top of it to display.
My favorite Etsy candle holders.
What to Make Next After You Made Your Rustic Candle Holder
After making this project, you might enjoy trying some other DIY candle holder projects. For another clever candle holder project which uses cheap supplies, try this one where you use plastic spoons. You could also try making a personalized teacup candle.
Moving into the colder seasons of the year, you can create a festive wintry frozen candle jar decoration. For the holidays, we also have a project which is very similar to the one that you just created where you use wineglasses to make holiday-themed candle holders.
We have quite a few other projects on the site to help you make candle holders and other creative light fixtures with basic supplies and simple steps. So check through our archives for even more fun and creative ideas for lighting up your home throughout the year.
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