Do you love Dollar Tree? Me too! I sharing fantastic Dollar Tree Candle Holders DIY with you that are easy and inexpensive. This project can be adapted indoors or out.
Dollar Tree Candle Holders DIY Materials and Supply List
- Broom Handle
- Tuna or Chicken Cans
- Hot Glue, E6000, Silicone
- Spray Paint
- Recycled Jar or Mason jar
- Solar Fairy lights, Candles, or LED lights
Dollar Tree Candle Holders DIY Video
Dollar Tree Candle Holders DIY Instructions
1. Wash out your cans
I filled a sink with dish soap and water and washed the tuna and chicken cans out. I wanted to make sure nothing would grow inside the cans.
2. Remove the label
I removed the labels from all of the cans and used coconut oil to remove the glue holding on the label.
3. Decorate the cans
I painted my cans with white paint to match the handles I’d be putting them on. I let them dry and gave them a second coat of paint. You can paint them any color you want or decorate them with any of the following items:
- Wrapping Paper
- Electrical Tape
- Duct Tape
3. Create the base of the candle holder
Since my candle holders would be going outside, I decided on broom handles. I removed the bristles of the handle and the top from the other side of the broom. I was left with just the white handle.
I used a rubber mallet and pounded the broom handle into the ground near my patio. I made sure to stake it down far enough that it was nice and solid.
4. Glue the can to the handle
I used a substantial amount of hot glue on the bottom of the can and placed it onto the handle. Depending on where you live, with the hot and cold temperature fluctuation, you may opt for a different glue or adhesive.
- e6000 glue
Did you know that sometimes the dollar store has a glue gun for sale?
5. Add A Candle Holder and light of your choice
I added recycled jars into my tuna cans and they fit perfectly. Mine fit pretty snuggly and you can glue the glass into the tuna can if you like. Other options (and watch the video to see these below)
- glass candle holders
- glass lamp shades
- glass vase
- mason jars
- recycled jars
- drinking glasses
- thrift store finds
- taper candle holder
- votive holders
- glass containers
- glass candlesticks or candlestick holders
- elegant candle holders
- and many other dollar store items
I used Solar Fairy lights for my lighting option, and the nice part about these is that they’ll seal on top of the jar to keep water out. Other options include:
- votive candles or tealight candle
- battery operated tea lights
- waterproof led lights
- candle sticks
I placed these 2 lanterns on either side of our sitting area.
There is nothing I like more than eating outside with the family and spending quality time with them.
Here is the second version of the DIY candle holders I created for Hometalk. For this one, I added painter’s tape to the tuna can with some star stickers. You can place dishwasher-safe Mod Podge to that to make it waterproof. I opted to leave these as is so that I can change them up seasonally.
I used a candle holder and bud vase in these with a battery-operated tealight in them. I placed them out by my bench and hammock. My kids love hanging out in this space with their friends.
I love how easy this diy dollar tree candle holder was to make and I am thinking about making more for my yard.
The majority of these dollar tree items can all be found at dollar tree, and you can even swap out the center for some solar lights at the store. They fit nicely into the lid of a mason jar. What do you think of this dollar tree DIY? Let me know in the comments below.
Dollar Tree Candle Holders DIY Video
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