Horse Candle Holders from Plastic Toys

horse candle holder

Carmel from Our Fifth House has a big old love affair with equestrian-inspired décor. So it’s no question why a horse candle holder from Anthropologie caught her eye. It’s also no question why she didn’t purchase the holder for $24 when she could make TWO for only $7. Carmel says, “I’m pretty much crazy for their cuteness and having two for about $7… makes me even crazier for them!  Plus getting a fun project done in less than an hour isn’t half bad either.”

horse candle holder

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Glazed Candle Holders

refabbed candlesticks

Larissa from The House on Harrison wanted some candlesticks for her master bath and found beautiful gold and white candle holders from Pottery Barn that were perfect for the space. Not surprisingly, the price was crazy, which propelled Larissa to refab some candlesticks of her own with spray paint and glaze. I think it’s amazing how Larissa’s use of glaze adds such depth and actually gives the appearance of carved stone.

refabbed candlesticks

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Shell Candle Holder

Aimee from It’s Overflowing loves to pull out her seashells from family beach trips each summer as décor. However, this year she decided to create something a little more lasting from the shells after being inspired by a shell candle holder from ZGallerie. Aimee says, “ZGallerie’s Seashell Candleholder is great, but using our own seashells [...Read More]

“Love” Votive Candles

Heather at Setting for Four created her own set of romantic votive calendars by simply printing and cutting out her text and then adhering it to glass votive jars with Mod Podge. Talk about easy! Like Heather, I love that these are beautiful for Valentine’s Day but would fit your décor throughout the year. I [...Read More]

Stone Candle Pillars

Shari from Turnstyle Vogue loves decorating with candle pillars and has acquired quite the collection over the years. Using a combination of techniques, Shari was able to give a pair of old pillars a more weathered, architectural look. I love how Shari updated something she already had to reflect her current style instead of buying [...Read More]

Glass Hurricane Jars

I love the versatility of hurricane jars for decorating but am sometimes shocked at how pricey they can be. Emily from Décor Chick shares how to avoid the hefty price tag by making your own with dollar store materials. Emily attached a glass hurricane to a candlestick to create her footed hurricane jars for a [...Read More]

Outdoor Looking Glass Candle Lanterns

Jessy from Fairytale Frosting shares a great project for upcycling all those glass jars you’ve been storing away. No glass jars on hand? You can find an assortment of vases and candleholders at your local dollar or thrift store. Jessy sprayed the inside of her glassware with Looking Glass spray paint to give them a [...Read More]

Jingle Bell Vase Filler and Grosgrain Mat Frames

Jessica from Mad In Crafts created a Pottery Barn inspired Christmas vignette on a dollar store budget. Her tabletop décor included candle holders filled with some jingle bells and frames with red grosgrain ribbon glued inside to give the appearance of matting. Jessica’s holiday vignette cost her only a few bucks to pull together. The [...Read More]