Candle Holders DIY {Made With Bits and Pieces}

Hey friends!

Yes, it that time of the month again so welcome to the May Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop. Today I have quite a long post with lots of pictures so instead of make it longer explaining what is this challenge about, you can read last month and you’ll find out. I did a two-tone sideboard makover which I really love.

My inspiration this month comes from Debra at Shoppe No. 5. If you don’t know her blog you have to visit it, she is very talented and it’s full of ideas, like her inspiration post. She had some mismatched candle holders and updated them just with paint, which gave them a cohesive look and seem to be part of the same set. They look great wherever she places them.

So with that thought on mind, I went to my special pile of scrap wood to choose how to make my own candle holders, or what I call my own version of candle holders DIY. I used a bit of everything, bed and chair legs, coasters… I didn’t mind they would look quite odd before painting them because I was sure they were going to look awesome when I finished with them.

How to make candle holders DIY out of bed and chair legs and coasters · Via www.sweethings.net #candleholder #diy #scrapwood #homedecor #repurpose

I have two crates full of bits and pieces. Any piece of junk I find curbside, or that belongs to a headboard, chair or whatever I makeover, I keep it for future projects.

I had only three chunky bed legs so I was not going to use them on furniture, but I was sure they will look great as part of the candle holders DIY version.

So let’s start on how I did them, right?

How to make candle holders DIY

I will make a list of the things you need in case you want to give this project a try. You may find affiliate links for your convenience.

After playing a while with the possibilities, I decided to use this for one candle holder. The second one would be the same but I cut the chair leg longer so the second one would be taller.

How to make candle holders DIY out of bed and chair legs and coasters · Via www.sweethings.net #candleholder #diy #scrapwood #homedecor #repurpose

If you notice I didn’t remove the dovel because once glued it would make the whole thing stronger.

How to make candle holders DIY out of bed and chair legs and coasters · Via www.sweethings.net #candleholder #diy #scrapwood #homedecor #repurpose

I added some glue to the top part, and then placed the bed leg.

How to make candle holders DIY out of bed and chair legs and coasters · Via www.sweethings.net #candleholder #diy #scrapwood #homedecor #repurpose

Some more glue and I was about to finish the first one. After placing the coaster on top I was done with the first one.

You can add a brad if you want to the top to make it stronger. Glue is your best friend here.

As I said before, I did two exactly the same but one was taller than the other.

How to make candle holders DIY out of bed and chair legs and coasters · Via www.sweethings.net #candleholder #diy #scrapwood #homedecor #repurpose

Two out of three waiting to be painted, yay!!

How to make candle holders DIY out of bed and chair legs and coasters · Via www.sweethings.net #candleholder #diy #scrapwood #homedecor #repurpose

Time for the third candle holder!

I was running out of proper pieces to make it, so I used two coasters, the last chunky bed leg, and two pieces of this old footboard turned into coat rack. If you visit the post you’ll see the white lines on it.

How to make candle holders DIY out of bed and chair legs and coasters · Via www.sweethings.net #candleholder #diy #scrapwood #homedecor #repurpose

Now you don’t need too much explanation, I glued everything the best way it looked for me and set it aside to dry.

How to make candle holders DIY out of bed and chair legs and coasters · Via www.sweethings.net #candleholder #diy #scrapwood #homedecor #repurpose

The next day I was spray painting some furniture so I sprayed painted the candle holders too. It took me literally 5 minutes to paint the three. I just love my HomeRight!!

How to make candle holders DIY out of bed and chair legs and coasters · Via www.sweethings.net #candleholder #diy #scrapwood #homedecor #repurpose

Here’s a picture of the last one. Paint really makes everything better.

How to make candle holders DIY out of bed and chair legs and coasters · Via www.sweethings.net #candleholder #diy #scrapwood #homedecor #repurpose

You can’t tell this is made out of scrap wood.

How to make candle holders DIY out of bed and chair legs and coasters · Via www.sweethings.net #candleholder #diy #scrapwood #homedecor #repurpose

But these two are my favorites.

How to make candle holders DIY out of bed and chair legs and coasters · Via www.sweethings.net #candleholder #diy #scrapwood #homedecor #repurpose

Love the shape and how smooth they are thanks to the paint sprayer. I have them on the entryway and they get a lot of attention from people coming home.

How to make candle holders DIY out of bed and chair legs and coasters · Via www.sweethings.net #candleholder #diy #scrapwood #homedecor #repurpose

Do you remember I talked about last month challenge and a two-tone sideboard? Well, I sold it because I found a massive sideboard curbside that was going to fit on our entryway better, and here it is. I promise a post soon, you can’t imagine how it looked before!

How to make candle holders DIY out of bed and chair legs and coasters · Via www.sweethings.net #candleholder #diy #scrapwood #homedecor #repurpose

Last picture, pinky promise!!

How to make candle holders DIY out of bed and chair legs and coasters · Via www.sweethings.net #candleholder #diy #scrapwood #homedecor #repurpose

I hope you like my candle holders DIY as much as I do, and I’d love to see your own in case you decide to give this a try. It’s not difficult at all!

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Now let’s see what other things Pinterest inspired! Head over and visit the other hosts to see what they crafted, cooked, built, or tried!

Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop

Erlene – My Pinterventures • Lauren – Mom Home Guide
Debbee – Debbee’s Buzz • Laurie – My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
Bri – Halfpint Design • Julie – Sum of their Stories
Lisa – Blogghetti • T’onna – Sew Crafty Crochet
Pili – My Sweet Things • Debra – Shoppe No. 5
Roseann – This Autoimmune Life • Terri – Our Good Life
Chelc – Inside The Fox Den • Cherryl – Farm Girl Reformed
Leslie – Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After
Kelley – Simply Inspired Meals • Joanne – Our Unschooling Journey
Jenny – Cookies Coffee and Crafts • Gail – Purple Hues and Me
Rebecca – Hello Central Avenue • Jenna – The Painted Apron
Beverly – Across the Boulevard • Habiba – Craftify My Love
Kristie – Teadoddles • Shirley – Intelligent Domestications
Kelli – The Olympic Nest • Lydia – Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen
Michelle – Our Crafty Mom • Emily – Domestic Deadline


22 comments

  1. Mother of 3 says:

    Those are beautiful! I would never have thought they were made out of bits and pieces, what a great, great project. Pinned.

  2. Laurie says:

    Pili, Your candle sticks turned out amazing! I’ve been wanting to try something similar, but I sure don’t have a stash of such great odds and ends to make them with! I’ll keep looking 🙂

  3. Kelli says:

    I love that you have a pile of wood parts to get creative with. These are awesome! How fun to piece together parts into something cohesive and interesting. You know what you have done, don’t you? I now what to begin collecting similar items. LOL

    • Pili says:

      Oh junk box, that sounds like a paradise waiting to create things. I am sure you will find something cool to do with it, Lisa.

  4. Beverly says:

    These turned out so great! I love that you used bits and pieces of lots of different items to put these together. Very clever! Pinning.

  5. Cristina says:

    Hey Pili, esos candelabros te quedaron preciosos!! I need to check my wood scrap pile, I know I have some pieces that would work great for this type of project.
    Now, it was nice to give your shop a peek, you’re so organized, nothing compared with mine. Love the sideboard and the wallpaper.

    • Pili says:

      Muchas gracias Cristina, todo un honor viniendo de ti 🙂
      But unfortunately my workshop is not tidy at all when I am working in it (ask my hubby lol) so I don’t dare to take a picture of the mess around me.
      Sideboard makeover and wallpaper on the blog soon.

  6. Michelle says:

    They look beautiful Pili. Never in a million years would I have said that they were odd bits and pieces glued together. It looks like you bought them at a very expensive home decor store. Lovely transformation

  7. Mary says:

    What a clever project Pili. You pulled all those pieces together and now they make beautiful candle holders. And you’d never know it since they are painted such a pretty color.

  8. Erlene says:

    Wow, these candle holders came out amazing! One would never know that it was pieced together from different items. Awesome job. Pinned.

  9. Shirley says:

    Now I feel like I am missing out by not having a stash of bits and pieces. They turned out beautiful and you can’t even tell they were not originally those styles. I love the character of each!

  10. Katrin says:

    Pili these are so beautiful!! I am looking to make some too but need to hunt for bits and pieces first, lol. Love how they turned out!!

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