What Can I Use as Tea Light Holders?

tea light holder

Let us just say you have picked up several tea light candles for your home decor. Well, you could still use the same for a wedding event. The biggest question is what would be the best tea light holders to use. 

There are different candle holders in the market, but DIY holders can sometimes do the job. This guide looks at alternatives you can have in place of the tea light candle holders. Some of them are fun ideas to try even today at home. Let us see. 

Spoon Tea Light Holder

Spoon Tea Light Holder

Looking at the image above, you might even think, why did you not think about it before? It is never too late to try it out to make the tea light candle useful. 

A teaspoon is something you can find in your home. If you are not using some spoons, consider repurposing them right now. Also, getting a plank of wood should not be hard. 

Nail a few of these candle holders around the venue to give a rustic but beautiful look that people will love. 

Paper Flower Tea Light Candle Holder

Paper Flower Tea Light Candle Holder

This would generally be a nice art and craft project. We recommend doing it with your kids so that they can have fun making the craft at home. 

All you need is to get some scissors and paper before cutting. There are many guides online on how to make a paper flower online. Grab one and follow the steps to make one. 

You can try out as many patterns as possible. The idea is to give you the best look once the tea light candle shines through the patterns. 

Beer or Soda Can Lanterns 

Beer or Soda Can Lanterns

We all love to get some beverage time in our homes or even at work. Because of this, you can find these beer cans around easily. Rather than throwing them, it might be time to recycle them into something useful.

One of the ways to do so would be to turn them into lanterns. Go ahead and cut them in specific places and shape them into lanterns just as shown in the image above. For more detailed steps, please check the following video.

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Use Frosted Jars

Use Frosted Jars

One thing about jars is how they are easily available, whether at home or in some stores close to you. 

If you have several jars at home, you could repurpose them for such applications. The frosted part is good for making the light cool. Rather than having a bright tea light candle, it is now cooler.

We would recommend such types of tea light holders for weddings, birthdays, and other ceremonies that could use table decorations. 

Wood Candle Holder

Wood Candle Holder

DIY projects are all about using what is available around you to make tea light holders. A good example is making a candle holder from a tree branch. 

This can be quite easy and still make it stand out. You could cut a fresh tree branch and make a hole deep enough to hold the tea light candle.

This type of wood candle holder makes it ideal for those who want to gift each other during Christmas. It can always stand out as a wonderful addition to a room. 

Pumpkin Candle Holder

Pumpkin Candle Holder

You must have this coming, considering how people enjoy using pumpkins during Halloween and other holidays. 

Pumpkins are readily available throughout the year, making it easy to get them. Another reason to consider it would be how easy it is to carve out the inside and have great tea light holders. 

You can try as many designs and patterns as possible while carving the pumpkin. Once it is done, simply add a tea light candle to it and watch it become something great. 

Do not stop there; you can always paint the pumpkin in a color you like. 

Wine Glass Lamps 

Wine Glass Lamps

Wine glasses can be another top pick for creating great designs for tea-light candle holders. 

Try to use different wine glasses as a way of improving how good they look. Once you have the wine glasses, it is time to make the top part. 

You can use paper to create the lamp cover. This is where you can use different patterns on the lamp cover. Some even paint the paper or use papers with different colors so that there is a nice pattern when you light the candle. 

This candle holder is a good option for a romantic evening set up on a table. Sprinkle a few flower petals on the table, and you should see how the design works great. 

Repurpose Tin Cans

Repurpose Tin Cans

Many things come in tin cans. It can be frozen beans or any other food. Once you are done with the food, what next?

Rather than throwing the tin cans, you can now repurpose them as tea light holders. However, you need the light to come out somehow. So, make holes into the tin can sides to allow the light to come out.

While making the holes, you should be creative about it. Let us say it is Christmas; make sure to include a nice pattern that spreads the message of Christmas. That should not be the only option. You could try out other patterns too. 

Tea Light Apples

Tea Light Apples

Even fruits can be a nice idea for making candle holders. A good option would be using apples. We recommend using a spoon or knife to carve out enough space to hold the tea light candle. 

Use these tea light apples as side table decoration. You can always find other uses for the tea light apples. You may have to freeze the apples to keep them from going bad and only take them out if you have to use them. 

You are not limited to apples. You can use peas and other fruits that allow carving and remain intact to hold the tea light candle. 

Eggshells for Tea Light Candles

Eggshells for Tea Light Candles

Eggshells would be a good thing that you can use for making tea-light candle holders. If Easter is around the corner, this can be a good thing for those who need a different design. As much as they look good, they might need more care to handle them and create the best candle holders

After creating the candle holders, proceed to paint them. They do not need much paint, so you should be done decorating them in no time. As always, go for different colors to have the best-looking candle holders. 

Seashell Candles

Seashell Candles

Summer might be around the corner, and you want a new way to make the home look beautiful. Using seashells as the tea light holders. Suppose you can find seashells, the better. They are often deep enough to hold the tea light candles. 

If you live near a beach, the better. You can have an easier time finding something that works for you. Go ahead to arrange them together with other shells you might have picked while on holiday. 

Pastel Nest Candle Holder

Pastel Nest Candle Holder

We are not done with crafts. If you have enough string, it is possible to make a nest at home to house the candles. You could use a balloon to outline the shape and attach the string with glue. Once the glue is dry, pop the balloon to remain with a nice nest for your tea light candles. 

Conclusion 

If you have visited someone and liked their candle holders, it could be time to make some of your own after going through such a list. Making the different tea light holders is not hard. You can easily find most of the supplies at home if you decide to make some of these candle holders. Experiment with several options mentioned above to see what works for you. 

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