Easy DIY Dollar Store Candle Holder Upcycle Craft

I love making quick crafts and this easy DIY dollar store candle holder upcycle craft is so super simple, but you get this elegant farmhouse decor, I just can’t help but share!

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It’s so easy to make these dollar store DIY votive candle holders for Christmas!

DIY Dollar Store Candle Holder

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we adore elegant farmhouse decor. But, to be honest, I kind of love cheap and easy crafting even more. So, when i decided that I needed some pretty votive candle holders, it wasn’t to the craft store that I headed–it was to the dollar store.


A little touch of glue, some buffalo check and a tad bit of ingenuity and I had these super simple, but wildly beautiful farmhouse candle holders for Christmas ready to shine! If you need some DIY votive candle holders, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make a Candle holder Dollar Store DIY

  • Don’t overthink this. If your dollar store doesn’t have exactly what I’ve shown here, get creative. Don’t go driving around like crazy to hit the next dollar store in town. Just grab the next best thing on the shelf–it might be even better than what I had access to!
  • Oh, you don’t care for the little red holly bits that I used? That’s ok. Again, don’t overthink this–the dollar store has about a million different baubles and bits to add to your farmhouse candle holders (all of which are a dollar, so you could even grab a couple to try out).
  • I feel like I use a lot of hot glue around here. But this calls for something a little sturdier because the two pieces of glass and heat from the candle. I mean, just a lot of reasons. So, for this craft, I chose to use E6000 craft glue. It’s tough, heat resistant and perfect for putting together two pieces of glass.
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How Do I Make dollar store diy Candle Holders?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.

Yield: 3

DIY Dollar Store Candle Holders

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I love how fast and easy making these easy DIY dollar store candle holders was. And the farmhouse charm they add to my dining room table for Christmas is divine!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3


  • 3 glass (short candle pillar) holders
  • 3 glass candle stick holders
  • 3 white short pillar candles
  • Buffalo check ribbon
  • White pebbles
  • Floral sprig


  • Hot glue gun/glue sticks, optional
  • Scissors
  • E6000


  1. Spread a dollop of E6000 around the top of rim of the candle stick.
  2. Carefully center a pillar candle holder onto the candle stick and press them together.
  3. Allow glue to dry completely (this may take up to 24 hours).
  4. Place a small amount of rocks into the candle holder to raise the bottom slightly.
  5. Cut 12-inch length of ribbon and tie around the bottom of the candle stick.
  6. Place floral sprig in the center of the bow, hot gluing in place, if desired.
  7. Enjoy! photo collage tutorial of how to make a pretty candle holder from a dollar store candle holder


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More Dollar Store Craft Ideas You Might Like

  • Dollar Store Sock Gnome – It’s a quick 20-minute craft and you’ll have this adorable mop-beard gnome just waiting to hang out at your favorite perch!
  • Dollar Store Gnome Wreath – Take a few dollar store items and turn them into a gnome wreath that will decorate your door year after year.
  • Easy DIY Snowman Ornament –  The most epically easy of Christmas ornaments, this dollar store craft is so quick, it’s not funny. Or is it?!
  • Gnome with a Face (done 3 ways!) – Need a gnome with a face? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered–and almost everything I used came from the dollar store!
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